The below map is a sketch of some or all of the vineyards we’ll visit on this lovely afternoon. From the Hilton north of Santa Rosa, to Silver Oak (and possibly Meeker) and points Geyserville / Dry Creek, including Ferrari Cerrano, Bella, Mauritson, and Mazzocco. Followed by lunch in Healdsburg, then a scenic drive to Ledson in Kenwood, with possible stops at Mayo Family and finally Roshambo before a roadside nap and then drive to drop off the rentacar at SFO in time for an 8:15 flight.
Anything I ABSOLUTELY MUST hit along this route that I’ve left out? DO let me know with a text message (323.679.4945) or follow the adventure here. Photos and tasting notes to follow.
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Inspired by this Google Trends chart of Twitter v. Friendfeed posted by Ole Begemann I threw the new, horizontally dynamic visual timeline updating comment threading microblogging platform Plurk into the mix.
I tried Plurk a couple weeks back for a day. Returned on the following two days and have not returned since. There are way too many of these types of services and they don’t dynamically reflect and refract as they should. Same reason I latched onto FriendFeed as opposed to the — possibly more attractive and fun to use — SocialThing. But what IS interesting is that — according to Google Trends’ calculations, Plurk.. in only a few weeks… has set a higher trend base/level than Friendfeed — whether this is because friendfeed is widely accessed via third party apps such as Facebook, Twhirl, and AlertThingy, I’m not sure. But what is interesting is that it appears to be quite sticky and in Brazil and Taiwan is already out-“trending” Friendfeed.
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In the short term it’s not an issue, but how can it sustain? With the news that Google is opening up YouTube to long-form video and based on the reactions in the articles below to Ken Auletta’s interview with CEO Eric Schmidt, it’s gotta make you wonder…
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Earlier, Al Gore endorsed Obama — you would have missed Obama’s speech however if you were watching cable news. It was uStreamed live (watch the full video, archived above).