Sunday, January 21, 2007

From 1/18/07 NY Times...

Help, I'm Surrounded By Jerks

For Ann Rothman, a Manhattan real estate agent, her difficult person is a know-it-all friend who simply cannot be pleased.

“She’s a superior human being, and she comes from a superior area — Berkeley, Calif.,” Ms. Rothman said. “She has told me many times that there are only two places to get good food. One of them is Berkeley, and one of them is France. And France is only second to Berkeley.”

She's not being difficult, she's just telling the truth :)

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Best Wine Tasting Yet

Tonight I had the best wine tasting so far in my short 23 years.

1971 Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
1986 Chateau Latour, Pauillac
1986 Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac
1986 Cain Five Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley
1986 Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
1986 Cheval Blanc, St. Emillion
1986 Chateau Margaux, Margaux
2002 Oakville Station Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
1988 Oakville Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
1988 Heitz Cellars Martha's Vineyard

It was really great. There were a lot of good wines, some great wines, and a few "not so good wines". Hopefully I will have a chance to add tasting notes one day, but in the mean time, I'm going to enjoy my $15 bottle of wine that I bought for myself while I think about the very expensive wines that I just tasted.