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Alas, No Vintacon for 2012

Hello Fellow Vinophiles,
Sadly, I have to state the obvious.  We have had a very busy year. VERY BUSY. You have probably noticed that we haven't had much posting on the progress of this year's Vintacon.  On top of that I have surgery scheduled for October 3rd for my ongoing (+four years and counting) knee issues.  Unfortunately, I have to do this during the teaching year, and once again deplete all of my available sick leave. If I could wait another nine months until summer break, I would.  The pain has worsened, and I am barely able to walk upright for much longer.  As a result of this medical issue, we will not be able to prepare or conduct the type of Vintacon that you are all accustomed to.  So we are pushing it back one year so I can heal.  I'm hoping that you won't be disappointed too much.
I would like to have some sort of consolation outing up in Calistoga at the castle, but that may even be difficult at best.
My apologies to all who were looking "sideways" this autumn at Santa Barbara's wineries. 


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Sep. 15th, 2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you are taking care of yourself! There will be more wineries. :-)
Sep. 15th, 2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
Locals could drag you out for a day-trip to Gilroy/Hecker Pass...I've been to one recently, and enjoyed their production.
Sep. 16th, 2012 05:47 am (UTC)
No worries. There will be wineries next year. Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery.
Sep. 16th, 2012 11:55 am (UTC)
I've seen the pain on your face. The good wineries will be there next year.
Besides I'm such a fast drinker, I'm still working on stuff. :} I'm sure Harold will be glad I have more time. ;)
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