I’m happy to report that Je Suis Wine was feeling the love (the drunken, drunken love) at the SF Vintners Market this weekend. We received tons of praise for our gorgeous labels, sweet name, and adorable little business cards/wine charms. Wine-wise, Petite Sirah stole the show and was declared by several tasters to be the best Petite in the hall. Some of the other descriptors we heard: really smooth; I could drink the whole bottle; it tastes feminine; great balance; oh my God, this is good.
To tell the truth, I started feeling sort of badly for Syrah, but she did get her fair share of compliments and has, I do believe, single handedly (single glassedly) converted at least five sworn Syrah non-believers.
Most frequently asked question: What’s the difference between Syrah and Petite Sirah? (Glad you asked! We love to explain.)
Despite all the raucous imbibing, sales were very slow, so I’d especially like to thank everyone who purchased a bottle of Je Suis Wine; your support really makes a difference to this, the tiniest winery in the world. I’d also like to thank all of those attendees who noticed that we are not, in fact, called Jesus wine.
And if I may get up on my high horse for a moment (I may, because that’s what blogs are for)… To all those who attended to get totally smashed and spill wine on the tablecloth and drop your glass into the spit bucket and spit into the water pitcher and waste time pretending to be interested in buying while blocking the table from people who are actually interested: Please, next time, do keep in mind that this wine is someone’s passion and livelihood and we’re not just there to be your personal bartenders. OK? But really nice meeting you.
And now for some pics: