Sunday, February 08, 2009

Don Baumhefner, master winemaker, passed on to me the art of sabering one's champagne to remove the cork. It is so much more fun that untwisting the wire cage. Sabering is a time honored art, one not to be missed, nor taken lightly, and especially not done indoors unless a window is nearby. Don is in the beret; it is his incredible '99 cuvee, 100% petit meunier, being distributed after the successful savage slice. I am doing the saber rattling, and sober prattling, so as to dedicate the new studio. Video shot by Ray and Donny Salmon, my first post high school art teachers ('71), who was there with tiny Nikon camera in hand. Thank you Ray and Donny. Thank you to everyone there, it was a great event.



Blogger Unknown said...

Good Times Chuck! Congrats on the new studio!

12:57 PM  
Blogger Grant said...

Well, how come I wasn't invited!

New digs look great Chuck! Happy for you.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Miwa and Mikael said...

Isn't 99 a bit old for a pinot meunier? but that still sound tasty really tasty... The new studio look cool Chuck. I like the Anton Bust in the backyard. Nice touch o_<

11:47 AM  
Blogger chuck pyle said...

Thanks to excellent winemaking and cellaring, it has survived quite nicely . It was followed by a 2000 that was also quite fine and of much different character. Life is good. How about YOU two? And yes, Anton's bust is now a proud feature!

9:30 PM  
Blogger Jelter said...

thats way more awesome than the way i open champagne... wait i only drink whiskey. show some of the art from the new studio now!

9:49 AM  
Blogger chuck pyle said...

Ben, It is as you requested. Now I am drawing airplanes over Miami.

12:50 PM  
Blogger chuck pyle said...

Whiskey? YOU need to visit the Whiskey Shop on Sutter Street in San Francisco, Ben. It will definitely alter your take on whiskey!

12:52 PM  
Blogger Yuka said...

I first thought you were wearing Kimono in a Japanese garden! I think you will look good in a Kimono, but it must be hard to find you size.

10:49 PM  
Blogger chuck pyle said...

actually, I have a rather nice kimono, black, with grey lining.....

8:05 AM  

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