Well, it's not exactly what you think, but more on that later. First, I got to attend the "Taste of Place" event put on by the Demeter Trade association, a group of passionate, talented individuals working collectively to raise the awareness, help educate and actively encourage the use of Biodynamic practices in agriculture and commerce. Coming out of the work of Rudolf Stein as early as the '20s, Biodynamic practices are coming even more to the forefront as we all move toward more sustainable practices in our daily lives. What I learned is that there is a whole lot I do not know about Biodynamic, including "why the horn?"
However, the produce was delicious and the amazing cheese (Devil's Gulch, Tatanaise and Sonoma Gold) a bonus.
I did learn that the "practice of Biodynamic agriculture includes:
Radio Coteau: Delectable Pinot Noir of surpassing delight
Bonny Doon: Finally I tracked down the Albarino
Peak Spirits: Biodynamic Grappa that packed a punch of Chardonnay
Oh and the cougar part? So, Michelle and I were having a "discussion" about some of the younger wines, with me perceiving them as drinkable now, while she preferred/yearned for/was set on waiting for them to get beyond mature to well, kinda old. I like young wine. So I told her if that makes me a Wine Cougar, rowwwr. And I changed her name to Anna Nicole. But we both agreed on this: It was wonderful to see and hear the stories and the dedication of the wine makers to this interesting discipline.