On Friday, January 25th Napa Valley residents celebrated the Immortal Memory of the “Ploughman Poet,” Robert Burns. The event was promoted as “The Grain Meets The Grape – an evening of Scottish tradition.” This was Napa's second annual Burns dinner organized by Ediburgh's (and Larkmead's) own Colin MacPhail who entranced us all with the promise “once you have heard bagpipes, eaten haggis, heard Scots verse and danced a ‘Strip the Willow' your life will be somehow deeper and richer.” Burns is probably most famous in the U.S.A. for his song “Auld Lang Syne.” Without letting auld acquaintance be forgot, one hundred and fifty people from all walks and skirts (I counted a minimum of 20 men in kilts) braved a daylong torrential downpour to fulfill their curiosity. Hosted in the Tucker Farm Center in Calistoga, the rustic, candlelit setting adorned with tartan tablecloths was a far cry from the obligatory glitz and glamour of a Napa Valley gala. And with Burns himself not a fan of the grape juice, as he declared in his poem “Scotch Drink”…