I was very excited about the Portuguese tasting yesterday in New York City. It’s been an intense wine week for me with great trips to Boston where I saw some new and old friends. Yesterday it was Portugal. I feel very lucky to live in a city where you can be tasting fantastic wines from Italy one day and Portuguese ones the next. While all of America seems poised to have their day in the sun with a host of different tastings, nowhere is this more prevalent than in New York City. Sometimes it is frustrating because you can’t get to all the tastings you might want to or because people don’t show up when you are the host but at the end of the day, I just think we are all lucky to be here.