When a good wine tastes great

Although the gray clouds were high in the sky, rain threatened every minute of our cool walk along the trails. After a fun but draining week in Napa last week I welcomed a break with my cousins on Saturday as we walked about five miles over hill and dale (what is a dale?) to reach the beach pictured above in Marin County.

Anyway, after the hike, we stumbled on Small Shed Flatbreads in Mill Valley, a restaurant where the banquette is made from a reclaimed bowling lane–complete with arrows–and the menu has a local and organic focus. I ordered a sweet potato curry soup and we shared various other excellent flatbreads and salads for the table. On a whim, I decided to order a Zardetto Prosecco (find this wine) and it came in a Duralex glass, not a flute, but tasted great and refreshing, cool with its pleasant acidity and faint sweetness.

Prosecco is now my official wine after hikes. A good wine tastes great in the right context.


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5 Responses to “When a good wine tastes great”

  1. Now you’re talkin’, Doc! 🙂 I’m glad to see you were out this way enjoying good California winehiking! Hope to see you next time you visit.

  2. hahaha … thats the great wine story to tell frnds bak home! Way to go Tyler. Glad you find time amongst ur hectic schedule and book-writing.

    hope to cyu in the conference.

    PS: I couldnt resist the temptation. Here goes the meaning of ‘dale’ according to hyperdictionary.com


  3. Lovely photos of my home county! Small Shed Flatbreads is a great place with a very inventive menu of local ingredients. Glad you enjoyed it here.

  4. Thanks, winehiker, good stuff, indeed!

    Aditya – see you soon. Thanks for the definition! btw we tried to go Punjabi Burrito next door to Small Shed first but it was closed so we ended up (very well) at Small Shed. Glad you like it Anna!

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