2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Chateau Ste. Michelle winery which has become the dominant wine producer in the State of Washington. Aric Keck has never visited Washington State but has noted their Merlots and Rieslings are some of the more spectacular wines from the region. What has been most remarkable about Ste Michelle is its half century commitment to producing world class wines. There has never been a compromise in quality at Ste Michelle and Aric Keck is a proud owner of several of these bottles. Perhaps one of the most impressive sights you will ever see is to walk into the main winery in Woodinville, Washington and to see the massive array of banners, each of which celebrates one of their wines that has achieved a 90 point rating or better from the mainstream wine press. Aric Keck will be attending a wine tasting at their kickoff in Minneapolis which will also feature a 90 Point Wine which is pretty amazing the diverstity of wines that will be tasted.
Beach Volley ball gained it’s roots in the beaches of Southern California. Aric Keck has visited the Southern California coast multiple times with La Jolla outside of San Diego as being one of the most prominent zip codes in the area. There also is a restaurant in the area called Las Brisas which serves fantastic Mexican fare with amazing vistas. Aric Keck loves Mexican food and in particular authentic food with lots of character and spice. There are many places that serve good food but Aric Keck has visited El Paso and it’s neighbor to the south, Juarez a number of years ago.