It's that time of year. Some of us are giving things up, others trying new things. Sometimes we'll do both. When I was in second grade I decided to changed my name. I can't say for certain how or why this started. Kids are strange. But one week out of the blue I insisted all my classmates call me Hawk. Even my teacher too. My hand would go up in earnest to answer, and when I was called on and acknowledged with "Yes, Daniel?", the dance would begin. I would slowly look behind me and then around, feigning politeness and confusion. She'd eventually concede.
Eventually all hell broke loose. By the end of the week Danny Fernandez and Matthew Magallanes wanted to go by Spike and Blaze, respectively. One kid even tried to get Serpentor to stick. But it was all pretty short lived. My proclivity for merriment landed me in the principal's office one afternoon. Nothing serious, but she called my mom and said "we need to talk about Hawk". My mom made sure that was the last time that name was used.
Tonight at OAKLAND YARD we are offering THURSDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS. This weekly event is a celebration of new things. New regions, new varietals, new faces stopping in to explore, to enjoy, and to connect. It's all fun and fuss free. No pretense, no attitude. Tonight we'll be pouring a white flight from Burgundy and hearty reds from Southwest France.
Choose your own adventure tonight. Try something new.
All are most welcome to join. (Serpentor, you too.)
$15 tasting flights – 3 reds or 3 whites - tonight from 4 to 8pm
2015 Berthenet Aligoté
2015 PL & JF Bersan Saint-Bris
2014 Cameron Bourgogne Tonnerre
2014 Guy Capmartin Madiran
2013 Clos La Coutale Cahors
2014 Chateau Valentin Haut-Medoc Bordeaux