Love you Pop xo
Thrills and spillage in the home of Kat (& Benjamin Darnault Wines) in Minervois, South of France
Love you Pop xo
…a few of your favourite things for your birthday!
You are there, we are here, but we wish you a happy day and send you all our love.
What a crazy year this has been, Mum, but today is the LUCKY 13th!
As Mamy said, life is not a straight line… And yeah, it’s crooked as hell right now, but there is a beauty and a whole lot of love in all these kinks.
A little mini update from the vineyards…
‘Les Vendanges’ (harvest) will begin remarkably late for us this year, with picking beginning as late as one week from now. Yes we’re enjoying beautiful sunny days in these first few days of September, but the grapes are having a hard time ripening due to 2013’s fairly cool Spring and late Summer. Waiting waiting waiting. Benji’s getting those annual, pre-
mens vendanges nerves and I’m keeping food on the table…
But even if the grapes aren’t all sweet and ripe for the picking, there is some ripe fruit to be had… After an evening’s inspection of the vignes (vines), we’ve been tucking into the wild mures (blackberries) out the back!…
And hey Dad, Happy Birthday!!….
Before I get started after all this time away, distracted by a Summer full of time with loved ones in all this delicious heat, I have to say (is it one year already!??)
Happy Birthday Pop!
It’s a biggie, but as you know, it’s only as much as you feel. And that deserves a toast!
Have a good one and here’s to more voyages across the sea!