The month of May is always a good one, our wedding and winery anniversaries as well as family birthdays and the Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival weekend. May 2018 is extra sweet. 5 years.... 5 years ago our business plan was just about written, it was time to create our next chapter in life together as husband and wife. Smith Story Wine Cellars was born, May 14, 2013.
Deep breath, we've made is out of the start-up gates and now all the small success along the way have truly mattered. The past 5 years haven't been easy, they've mostly been great, but the hard days make the good ones even better. Nothing happens as fast as you think it should...we're on a slow climb and these next 5 years we have promised each other to begin enjoying the hours, days, nights, weekends, months and years to their fullest extent. On that note...
Eat, drink and be merry!
And we pretty much plan what we want to eat around what we want to drink. We're asked about food pairings with Smith Story wines all the time, hope to add this section back on the website soon. Honestly, the best pairing we can think of right now is a quiet night at home with each other, maybe Nina Simone playing in the background while preparing a comfort meal that will last for a few days.
One of our very favorite classic dinners that is also an excellent pairing with our new 2017 Pinot Gris is a traditional Alsatian stew... Bacheofe. Here's a terrific instructional recipe - take a few days ahead to plan and this will turn out to be an incredible meal!
Speaking of our 2017 Pinot Gris, this will be available now online and in our Anderson Valley tasting room. We only produced 110 cases and it is selling quickly. We are saving a few cases for the May 20 Open House during the Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival weekend. Let us know if you're heading up for this incredible time celebrating Pinot Noir in this magical wine region of California. Tickets to the Friday and Saturday events are available here.
Thanks for all your high-fives, congrats, hugs and kind words after seeing our recent Vinous Media scores and reviews. We are beyond excited, super energized to keep giving Smith Story Wine Cellars all that we can give. It's last call on more than a handful of our wine in the Wine Shop, help us out, purchase them before the summer heat puts the brakes on shipping wine...or select a tasting room for pickup. Thank you, thank you so much for your loyal support.
See you this summer, we're off to see some blue water and sandy beaches for a few days first!
Eric and Ali Story