One of the things people have asked us over the years is to place a bottle of wine or sparkling wine in their rooms as a surprise to their traveling partner for a special occasion, like an anniversary, birthday or even just because that new haircut looks so great. Up to now we haven't been able to provide alcohol of any kind, even though we're right in the heart of wine country.
Well, like Pa Kettle, Tony finally got around to getting everything in order for the permit and we got it!
As of February 2, we are able to provide things like sparkling wines or other local wines for you upon arrival. We are currently working on building up our wine cellar and there is certainly a lot of extensive research (hic!) required to do an effective job in this department.
Those of you who follow this blog probably remember our posting about November 21, 2013. This was a day Tony & Peggy will remember for the rest of their lives as incredible winds blew through the Featherbed Railroad knocking down five trees and creating destruction of epic proportion.
As some may know, we moved to Lake County from the South Bay region of Southern California (specifically El Segundo!) and one of our neighbors, Jeff, from Uncorked, featured a Lake County wine this week on his video series. That's our old neighborhood taking note of something from our new neighborhood!
Chacewater is one of many wineries here in Lake County and, in 2012, won Golden State Winery. They also produce some terrific olive oil and we've particularly had fun with their blood orange olive oil and some local squash. Yum.
With the sad loss of television travel host Huell Howser, a number of people have taken the vision of a travel show and adapted it. In this case a production company in Florida has signed Terry Bradshaw and runs a pay-to-play product that features different locales around the US as well as a few other items. In this case, this is actually a really nice, positive view of Clearlake with another lodging property prominently featured but it's nice to see what Samir has done with his place and we hope the fruits of his investment pay off.
Enjoy this view of Clearlake, CA; one of our neighboring cities here in Lake County.
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