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CALLING TIME OUT

John Tilson • 8/9/13        Print This Post Print This PostComment Bookmark and Share

Ref Time Out

Hard to believe, but we’re well into summer. For the Underground, I had planned several articles on light, value-priced white wines and distinctive new wines, as well as notes on several new and upcoming releases from California wineries.  Alas, things sometimes just don’t work out the way we plan.

Broken wine bottle.

So instead of doing these articles and other things I really like to do, I came up with an illness that I have had for several weeks.  And, unfortunately, that is going to keep me out of commission for another few weeks.  But never fear, I’ll be back very soon.  So, enjoy the rest of your summer, drink lots of good wines, and don’t forget to try many of the terrific new 2012 Rosés.  A toast to you!

champagne glasses

 

In Vino Veritas,Sig

John Tilson

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14 comments for “CALLING TIME OUT”

  • Everyone has already said it well. If your general wonderful attitude toward life and people has any sort of self-curative power, you will be better in no time!

    Mort

  • Bill Tisch says:

    No sir, no toast to us –Here’s a toast to you, for your staggering depth of wine knowledge, your wonderful writing, your unceasing good cheer, your endless hard work and your boundless enthusiasm. Down just a few weeks but you’re greatly missed. Here’s looking at you.

    Bill

  • Margaret Neal says:

    …trust all will be remedied soon…in the meantime concentrate on getting well! MN in SF

  • Dennis Peterson says:

    Woe is us! A dearth of advice and joyous comment. But soon to return to the glorious throne of sage words. Recover vineous warrior, Godspeed.

  • Paul Nielsen says:

    Here’s to a speedy recovery for you, John.

  • Paul Schüpbach says:

    All the best to you, John, an I hope you’ll be back soon in good health. I’m looking forward to enjoy your articles on white wine.
    Paul

  • Charlie says:

    Get well soon Buddy. Lots of people thinking about you.
    In Vino Veritas

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