"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summers day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time". — John Lubbock
Taking a bit of inspiration from my friend Susan, who lives just a stones-throw from the beach and who took that picture. I started to think about what many call the end of summer. Yes, yes on our collective calendars, they all tell us that summer is reaching its end.
The kids are heading back to school, while parents breath in a sigh of relief and football is back on TV. The shops are busily preparing for the coming fall fashions; where god-forbid a parade of ugly sweaters will rush to greet us at every turn [ugh].
But here in San Diego, we have had and always will have an extended summer, one which goes well into the depths of the fall. The water might have started turning a little cooler, but the sun still beams warmly upon our faces, giving us all the year around color so many folks around the country can only hope for, outside of the tanning beds.
So what to drink is the question many thirsty vino-sapiens wish to know, especially those who don't want to spend a fortune on a bottle of wine; they'd just like it taste like it does [this wine pictured above sells for $6.99]. To have a wine that transports them for just a moment to another place and time, a wine that says, "yes, summer is still here" so enjoy its warmth while it lasts, but embrace my gentle and easy spirit.
Can a wine say all of that? That's a good question, one for whom only the person holding the glass and drinking in that alluring elixir can answer. Draw your own conclusions, make your own judgements, but a great glass of wine at the right time and with the right people can be for some a transformative moment, even if that moment is just fleeting at best, still I say lean into it for all you can.
That bit of esoteric thought stated, the wine pictured above is a very nice summer time delight. It's light and refreshing wine, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle and is often simply referred to as white
I'm not even going to score this wine from Château Petit-Freylon, but trust me, as Susan did, this a great bottle of wine to unwind with on a warm summer evening, whether it's here in San Diego or elsewhere. I'm going to go out on a bit of limb here, I of course am no weather-man, but as a long time resident of the city, I want to make a bit of a prediction. I sorry to say this, but I see an Indian Summer on tap for San Diego, it's going to be hot-hot-hot. It's my hope for everyone reading this; that even though official summer is about to be packed away until next year, that you will all continue to sip long and prosper cheers!