Saturday, October 2, 2010

You're Gonna Love This

Three or four times a year, my wife and I meet up with a couple that we've known for years and do the wine tasting tour thing. We generally hit the local wineries in either El Dorado or Amador County.

Today we decided to tour Amador County. The wife and I live in Amador County, so it made it easy to get from one, to the next winery. I know most of you have done this at one time or another, so you know it's stop, sip, and buy a couple of bottles.

The Shoreman being a non-wine drinker, for the most part, ends up being the designated driver for the group. We went here and there and stopped at one called Bray Vineyards.

Now you all know me and the weird flies (Montreal Bucktail Whore & Red Naked Lady) and of course, the outhouse thing in the last two posts. Well, I saw this and I just knew I had to share it with you.

Brayzin Hussy Red. A red wine.

What more can I say. Oh, they also had a Brayzin Hussy Blonde (white wine). If you've got a minute, stop by and check out their website.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with this vineyard. I received nothing from them for putting this on my blog. It's one of those things that I put here because I enjoy sharing these kind of things that I run across in my travels.

OK, so I'm a little weird. Life is too short not to have a good time.

Our friends at staying at the Volcano Union Inn in beautiful downtown Volcano (population 103). Again, I am not affiliated with this inn. I received nothing from them for putting this in my blog.

Here is a little history about the inn: The Union Inn Hotel was built in 1880 by four itinerate French Canadians for $400. It was a boarding house for hard-working miners and locals until the 1920's. It enjoyed a brief reawakening in the 1950's, and thereafter it was, by turns, vacant and empty, a private residence, and finally it was restored into a lovely destination in 2000 by the David/Burney Family. Now the Volcano Union Inn is reborn as a California Pub and Four-Room Bed and Breakfast in the picturesque village of Volcano, deep in the heart of Amador County and the California Gold Country.

Just a little something about the beautiful country Shoreman lives in and a wine with a real interesting name.

Well, until I'm off on the next adventure.



  1. The wife and I had a great time touring the Russian River Valley when we were out there a few years ago. Hope to make it out there again, some day.

  2. "Bountiful Body...Skimpy Close"


    Nice post Mark, I enjoy reading about my fellow bloggers "other adventures" (thumbs up)

  3. Nothing wrong with your view point I to see the weird in things & sometimes wonder "WHAT" the other day a friend said to me if you stick a handful of feathers up you rump does that make you a chicken no I replied just wierd, keep up the good blog I need a laugh now & again.