Updates and Bullet Points
My how a year goes by! Last May 10th 2008 my wife Lisa and I were married. Time flies while the economy goes down the drain! Just a few brief notes of what I have been up to wine wise, A LOT! I really wish I had more time to get into detail more and I may not. Also, I am looking to you readers to know what you are looking to hear about? Maybe a wine topic such as...how do I track my wine collection best? Is there software out there to manage and value my collection real time? Maybe cheap white wines for the summer under $15? The list can go on forever, but you will be noted if I pick your topic so get to it and write in! I can also plan a MEAN trip to Napa soup to nuts so if you are headed out there or thinking about it drop me a line!
- We had a winemaker over for dinner at my house this past week. Russell From makes the wines at Herman Story (and a lot of other jobs at the winery in Paso Robles, CA) and was in town to meet and greet with the wine peoples and a few of his customers. We enjoyed his wines and will have a full feature blog for sure on this dinner, don miss it! Russell is a hard working dude that is passionate about his wines but also loves a great beer. My kind of dude so stay tuned!
- Spent a week in Grand Cayman drinking some fine wines and enjoying the top notch cuisine. Lisa and I spent our anniversary here and besides eating our way through the culinary scene were able to scuba 3 days, play some golf, snorkel and spend a lot of time at the beach and pool (bar).
- Visited one of my favorite wine bars again in NYC - Terroir - with my best friend and best wine friend...man they have an awesome selection and great people behind the bar!
- Have consumed various amounts of good cheap wines I need to get on the blog. Chesnay is by far one of my best finds, but have had a stunning $14 Bordeaux and a Traminer from Hungary that was so out of the box most that had it did not know what to think of it.
- Had an old throwback 1999 Napa Cabernet that I was wowed by after having a bottle a few weeks ago that was average at best. 2007 wines from California have started to arrive, Pinot, Chard Zin and Syrah - DON"T MISS this great vintage. The 2007 Napa Cabernet will be out next year - most are just about done with barrel time to be bottled this summer!
- 2008 Bordeaux futures have hit the market at the lowest prices for a quality vintage. The greatest part is that most of the great scores from the critics are wines priced in the $40-80 price zone. Not everyday wine but if you were thinking of picking up a case this is the vintage to do it with. I'm kicking myself for buying so much 2006! Great names so far:
Clos St. Martin
Smith Haut Lafite
Sorry for the delay, work and the fact that I have not had internet access at home has kept me off the internet for a while.