I guess the year has really begun. As I sit in my office and worry about who will come to my event at Puro Chile tomorrow with the great winemaker, German Lyon, from Perez Cruz winery, I am missing out on at least four great tastings today.
We are really lucky in NYC to have all of these great wines to taste almost any day of the year. I sometimes take that for granted but a mere look at Nicolas Palazzi’s wines & spirits calendar will give any wine writer pause for thought about which event they should go to.
I also wanted to bring up another topic that is on my mind. I have been criticized by a few wine writers about holding the tasting on September 11. I fully understand their feelings and tried to change the date but for a variety of reasons, I wasn’t able to change it. I’m a third generation New Yorker at the end of day, born and bred, so I am very sensitive to what effects our great city.
That said, speaking with a British friend yesterday, he reminded me that there are many ways to commemorate 9/11. He said, and I agree, we should be celebrating life on this sad day so that is how I am going think about it as well. I hope to see you tomorrow but if not, I hope you celebrate life wherever you are.