Monday, December 1, 2008
A Toast To Tripod Dogs!
Wine-loving tripod parents everywhere can raise a glass in celebration of this unique vintage from Walla Walla, Washington. Three Legged Red was created by winemaker Eric Dunham as tribute to his beloved tripod dog, Port. Dunham discovered the Border Collie by chance when he was just a puppy. Port had been attacked by another dog and badly injured, necessitating the amputation of his front right leg. According to Dunham, "The puppy had lost a leg, but found a home. With only three legs, and two on the port side, I named him Port." At the winery in Walla Walla, Port was a regular presence, delighting visitors with his endearing personality. In May Port passed away at the ripe old age of 13, but Three Legged Red lives on. I haven't had the pleasure of sampling it yet, but by all accounts, it's a great table wine. Here's to Port and his fellow tripods on both sides of the Rainbow Bridge!