Wine tasting is great. Beyond the great company that usually accompanies such an event, the locations are always picturesque. There are the rolling hills covered in vines and decorative tasting rooms. These tasting rooms seem to overlook the lands and help tell the story of where the wine comes from.
Then I went to McMenamins Edgefield. While they have a winery, the basement level tasting room has a wholly different feel. The story of the wine is told, not through visible fields of grapes, but through the barrels holding the fermenting juice visible through windows to other areas of the basement. In contrast to the open spaces of and hills of vines, McMenamins provides a space that is cozy and quiet. It’s a space that you could lose yourself in good conversation or a good book.
Which book would you want to get lost in here?