This past week has been a delight in bringing Sippin' out in different ways...developing a new model...a few people at a time...Sippin' Lunch, monthly on Tuesdays, and Turnin' Happy Hour into Sippin' Time, monthly Thursdays at 5PM.
What joy to see and be with Burke Owens, as we were this last Tuesday at the launch of Sippin' Lunch. Burke chose Sip 12 with which to inaugurate Sippin' Lunch, reflections on the mellowing of wines and people as they/we age. And the wine we drank was an old Sauvignon Blanc with redeeming features, character that outshone its age. 6 of us came away inspired by the insights that were shared on connecting with elders and youth.
This evening we launched Turnin' Happy Hour into Sippin' Time with Ron Scharman bringing a special boutique winery merlot and Charlie Johnston sharing one of his well aged Helena View Cabernets...what a taste treat with the cheeses and hummus and conversation about growing gardens or not...basking in the abundance of the wine country. Ron associated fermentation of the wine with fermentation of the mind, as you sort out life's conditions. The decision to find time to be at this gathering for Sippin' Time required commitment and prioritization in competition with other scheduling needs. The one who made this comment ascribed benefit to this hour that he cannot find anywhere else, and it benefits the rest of his day.
We will do Sippin' Time and Sippin' Lunch monthly. The next Sippin' Times are: Thursday, September 24 and Thursday, October 22 at 5PM. Sippin' Lunch will be Tuesday, September 15 and Tuesday October 13 at noon. Please write them in your calendar now, if you are in reach of Napa.
This just in from Steven Russon. He received this note from
Sam Minner, Dean of Health Sciences & Education at Truman University. (His office is also in charge of all student services at Truman.)
Thanks so much for the opportunity to peruse the book. Very well written and a fine addition to the literature in wine generally. There's plenty of "how to make it" books out there, and far too many "how to sniff and swirl" books, but a book on spirituality?
I think this may be the first. Again well done, and we will look forward to the Sippin' party.
David White is co-founder and executive director of WineSpirit Institute for the Study of Wine and Spirituality. He is dedicated to bringing WineSpirit principles, connecting wine and spirituality with community building, into daily life. Toward that end, he has crafted 150 of more than 170 Sips of WineSpirit - brief writings accentuating wine's contribution to vibrancy and meaning in everyday contexts, and the material upon which the book "Sippin' on Top of the World" is based.
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Mike Grgich of Grgich Hills Estate talks about his mentors in his career as winemaker, his experience creating a winning wine at the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, discovering Zinfandel came from his native Croatia, and his admiration for Andre Tchelistcheff.
If you love wine and the joy and connection that comes from sharing it with friends and family, this book is for you. Sippin’ on Top of the World is filled with 88 inspirational wine passages―“Sips”― describing benefits of wine in your lifestyle, in moderation and balance, inviting you to be in this moment: celebrating life, promoting healthy living, enhancing food, and engaging spiritual lessons from the vineyards. Many Sips include material for toasts, identified by bold italics, and questions inviting further reflection, conversation and questions of your own.
Elders and Sages DVDs
Did you know that 4 DVDs of the Spiritual Harvest series are available?
WineSpirit has filmed some 15 Elders and Sages of the wine world in exploring wine's influence on their attitudes about life: lessons they learned in the Vineyard. Four have been edited so far, thanks to a grant from the President's Fund of the Gasser Foundation. Jan Shrem, Robert Mondavi, Jamie Davies and Al Brounstein are now available in appreciation for suggested donations of $15 for a DVD. Each is just under an hour in length, not including outtakes, fascinating added material. Footage includes views of the winery and in some cases follow-up interviews.
Increasingly David White is updating his Blog found in the Blogs portion of the top menu in the website. That is a good way to keep up with goings on with WineSpirit, its evolution and activity much of which is about sharing Sippin' with the wineries and in homes throughout the Bay Area.