It has been a pretty busy last few weeks. While the lovely and I got to steal away for a couple of days to go to Brimfield, the wine shop is buzzing with activity, as the Summer visitors have come to the island. Many of these folk have over the years become good friends, and with the island’s population swelling four-fold, there is much wining, dining, and convivializing going on.
And, it is around this time every year, that we plan our escape.
We love the island and the activity/energy of July and August, but the Annual General Meetings of the ICCA and the CCCC will soon be upon us, and we will soon hop on the boat to the mainland, and after making our way to the airport, we will be off to Mainz and later Zaandam.
The wine shop will be left in very capable hands, and we will be off on our next corkscrew adventure, where we will engage in a couple of weeks of wining, dining, and convivializing, and corkscrewing around.
Our departure is still a couple of weeks away, but we certainly are looking forward to seeing everyone there. Corkscrews will be shown and talked about. Corkscrews will be auctioned. Corkscrews will be bought and sold. Did I mention there will be corkscrews? And, of course, it is great to see good friends.
For those of you that have never attended one of the corkscrew meetings, or haven’t attended in quite a while, it is a fantastic opportunity to see a wide array of corkscrews, and to meet a wide array of corkscrewy friends.
If you are going to be in Mainz and Zaandam, see you soon! If you aren’t going to be in Mainz or Zaandam in 2017, the 2018 meetings will be held in Maine (Rockland for the ICCA and Portland for the CCCC). And, we hope to see you there!
More corkscrew news as it happens.