I'm way behind on my posting, but we had a dinner party Saturday night and I spent much of the tail end of last week preparing for it. Yes, I'll have some pictures of the party soon.
Yesterday afternoon, we took a quick trip to the North Fork with some friends who were in town for the weekend. We stopped a couple wineries and it ended up being a beautiful day.
But, I was disturbed at the behavior of one tasting room visitor at Corey Creek Vineyards, which has become a frequent stop for us because of their beautiful back deck overlooking the vines. Nena is really digging their rose right now too, so that helps.
Apparently Corey Creek and Bedell Cellars (they are sister wineries) have changed how their wine clubs work. I'm not in any of their clubs, so I don't know any details, but there was a guy who came in as we tasted who is clearly not happy. He walked in with five or so friends of his and went out onto the deck. Then he came back in alone and proceeded to badger and bark the tasting room workers about the changes made to the club. I wasn't eavesdropping too closely, but I heard him throw out phrases like "I've bought a lot of wine here over the years" and "You can't break our contract" and "I won't buy any more wine here and I'll make sure my friends don't either." He was really huffy and eventually he and his friends marched out in single file defiantly. It was quite a pathetic, immature spectacle really.
I'm not saying that he didn't have the right to be upset. But, to take it out on the people at the tasting room is just ridiculous. One of the pourers is a recent college grad and I think the other is still in college. They aren't full-time employees. They aren't the ones who changed the way the wine clubs are set up. If you're a member of the club, clearly you have the phone number for the winery office. Call the people involved in the actual decision to change the clubs.
In the end, the guy really just made himself look like a bully who eventually pouted and stormed off when he didn't get his way.
Isn't wine supposed to be fun? Aren't we supposed to enjoy ourselves when we visit wineries on beautiful spring days?