That Lasting Feeling

Last week I had the chance to spend a little time in Denver, CO.  I was there with a friend on a business trip, which left some time for me to explore the city solo.  In order to capitalize on my short stint there, I decided to be the tourist (as opposed to host the tourist).  It was interesting, walking around downtown, visiting hot spots per local recommendations.  After two days I felt like I had a genuine impression of the city.  On the flight home I started thinking, and I have mentioned this before; working Click photo to enlarge!behind the bar at a premium California winery is like traveling.  Every day I meet people from various states and countries, and each interaction leaves a unique mark. 

As a lover of language and culture I am always thrilled to host international guests.  About two months ago, on one such occasion, I met a family from Strasbourg.  They were on a tour of the United States, and they came to Dry Creek Vineyard per suggestion from their hotel concierge.  In my broken high school French I welcomed them, and did my best to explain the DCV profile.  Four wines later, our flagship was deemed the favorite.  After ringing up a chilled bottle and handing over a couple picnic glasses, the gentleman said, “Merci, votre Blanc Fumé est excellent!”  Even I understood that one, “Thank you, your Fumé Blanc is excellent!”  The visit was brief but his sentiment was imprinted.

Erin Ginder-Shaw, Assistant Tasting Room Manager

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