On the Texas Wine Trail with Seri (I Want a Texas Roussanne…No Don’t Want Texas Rue in Sun City)
Well, I’m in Lubbock this weekend signing my book (The Wineslinger Chronicles) at the Lubbock Arts Festival 11 am to 2 pm today and later at 3-5 pm at Llano Estacado Winery and then from 6-7:30 pm at Barnes and Noble. Stop by if your are in the area.
While I’ve got some time this morning, I decided to give my new iPhone 4S a little quality time that included getting better acquainted with my new travel partner with a great sounding feminine voice…Seri.
Here is how my morning’s get to know Seri session went:
Russ: Seri, what does you name mean?
Seri: I don’t think that I can explain it in YOUR language.
Russ: Seri, want to go to a wines?
Seri: I found two wineries fairly close to you…McPherson Cellars and CapRock Winery.
Russ: What’s a good wine?
Seri: Want to do a websearch for a good Texas wine?
Seri: Looking for a List of Really Good Texas Wine? Here it is:
Russ: That’s very good Seri.
Seri: I don’t understand!
Russ: Seri, (I don’t think I can explain in YOUR language) I’d like to find a good Texas Roussanne.
Seri: Here’s Texas Ave. in Lubbock, but I’m not certain this is where you want to go.
Russ: Seri, I want to find a good Texas Roussanne wine.
Seri: I’ve found a number of wine bars in Texas and I’ve sorted them by rating.
Russ: No, I want to find a good Texas Roussanne wine.
Seri: Sorry but I couldn’t find Texas Rue in Sun City. (Now, I think that she is playing with me, don’t you?).
Russ: No Seri, I want to find a good Texas wine made from R-O-U-S-S-A-N-N-E.
Seri: Sorry, Russell, I can’t look for places in Burkina Faso.
Russ: OK, Seri, let’s forget Roussanne. Find me a good Texas Chardonnay.
Seri: I found 14 restaurants whose reviews mention Chardonnay.
Russ: Do any of these restaurants have Texas Cabernet Sauvignon?
Seri: I found 8 restaurants that have Cabernet?
Russ: Do any of these have Texas Cabernet?
Seri: I did not find any restaurants that have Texas Cabernet
Russ: Seri, I’m looking for Texas wine in Lubbock.
Seri: I found these wine bars in Lubbock (shows map to The Funky Door Bistro)
Russ: Website for Funky Door Bistro.
Upon searching this website I found the following Texas wine:
Flat Creek “Super Texan” $49 that compares to Allegrini Palazzo Delle Torre at $48.
Flat Creek Pinot Grigio $42 that compares to MacMurray Pinot Gris at $38.
CapRock Roussanne $32.
Well, this was my first real attempt to get to know my new travel partner. After a long, somewhat accidental and convoluted path, I finally found my bottle of Texas Roussanne.