It’s the same every time. I say I will be prepared with clean wine bottles and snazzy labels but at the last minute I rush around getting ready. For what, you ask? Bottle and cork day at La Nebbia winery in Half Moon Bay CA.
Now for those of you who don’t live nearby, you’ll have to close your eyes and imagine the scene. It’s 10:30 am on a foggy day and people are lined up outside a giant wine warehouse with empty bottles waiting to be filled. The catch? La Nebbia will fill them with premium wine at a great price; cork, label and all. Really, at $4.75* per bottle there IS no catch.
It’s been a tradition for a loooonggg time (like, years!) The schedule is laid out for the year with a variety of “red” and “white” dates with the wine coming from various local wineries (last weekend it was a 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendocino.) While they won’t tell you which wineries they buy from, they will let you taste before you commit to cases of the stuff.If you mark your calendars now, there are still three remaining days in 2009!
*$4.75 if you bring your own clean, empty bottles (great way to recycle!)