Think It’s Enough?

I LOVE rose champagne! Can you tell?

So last year, when I saw that Trentadue Vineyards in Sonoma County (possibly my favorite US vineyard) was having a sale on it, I decided to try it. I put half a case in my shopping cart and emailed my friend to see if she wanted to split it with me. I didn’t hear back from her, and not wanting to miss out, I decided to buy it. Not seeing the half case in my shopping cart already, I added another one and ended up with a case!

Luckily, this is one of the best champagnes I’ve ever had! I’ve had Moet, and I’ve had Dom. And this Trentadue is right up there with them. So I decided to have plenty on board before leaving for The Bahamas. You never know what’s going to happen, right? So I jumped onto their website and found it. But I couldn’t buy it.

“What do you mean it isn’t available?”

“We don’t have any bottles.”

“I don’t understand. Do you have the champagne?”

“Yes, we have plenty of champagne. We just don’t have anything to put it in.”

“But why not?”

“Supply chain issues.”


“When will you have it?”

“We’re not sure, but we’ll make sure to call you.”

If I had known there would be a champagne bottle shortage, I wouldn’t have thrown mine out. Where do these bottles come from that they couldn’t get them? China! They come from China, and they were stuck on a freighter outside LA. OMG.

Four months later, as we were preparing to leave Ft. Lauderdale for Bimini, they called.

“Yes, please ship two cases to my mother-in-law’s house in Boca. And THANK YOU!” It arrived the day before we left.

Do you think it’s enough?

December 2021