One would hope.

Finally, a topic that melds both the Political and Gastronomical (via the L.A. Times):

Gov. Jerry Brown dug deep into state vinicultural history for his two-page treatise declaring September to be California Wine Month.


The proclamation was typical of those that emerge from the governor’s office, where even the most pedestrian of state actions becomes an opportunity to issue a soliloquy on some arcane piece of California history.


Brown traced the history of wine in Spanish California to an Italian Jesuit priest in the late 1600s. He touches on King Carlos III, Father Junipero Serra and the “good pirate” Joseph Chapman before fast-forwarding to the 19th century.