Sunday, October 20, 2013
Last night I attended the Napa Valley Small Vineyard Association's harvest party. It was a relatively simple affair, but it was a welcome opportunity to break bread with friends who all share a love of grape-farming. Tales of crop yields, grape quality and sugar content abounded. I'm a total geek, so I was in my element. And I got to eat a lot of dessert; pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice cupcakes, assorted brownies and two slices of a grape decorated sponge cake. Too much? Leave me alone, I'm stocking up for winter.
I have always liked the idea of celebrating the harvest, any harvest. I loved harvest festival when I was little, right down to the diminutive bread mouse on the wheat sheaf shaped loaf that was baked each year as part of the harvest festivities. Good times.