(Fabienne @ 28 Dec. 2004, 8:24) Has anyone seen "Sideways"? Â When the waitress character started explaining what wine made her think of, I had reached my limit and walked out. Â I found it pretentious and off key when it came to discussions about wine. Fairly bad acting throughout (OK, maybe only till that previously cited scene, but I doubt it improved after I left). Â Do people really have conversations like these in California? Â A one day trip to Nappa valley was enough for me. Â Sonoma felt a little more sane. Â
Fabienne - Have heart. Â Californians do not talk like this. Â Only those phonies in Hollywood. Â Napa Valey is for the tourists. Â We only go during harvest to smell the wine in the air while eating on the lawn along the highway. Â If you go another time, go during September or October, havest time. Â The air in the valley, well, make it worth while.
We were In California in July, but went during the week. It wasn't too bad in the morning, and we did find a few nice "out of the way" spots. We had a picnic on the side of a vineyard, by a country road, and it almost felt like being in Europe again. The afternoon was quite distasteful. What I admire most is the patience of those serving at the wineries. Oh, what they have to endure. I'm sure they go through strenuous training to be able to withstand the assaults. Thanks for the suggestion.