Rule #1. Sustenance is key.
[Tea from clever avian tea set.] (more…)
It came down to 3 wines, including an ’05 Justin Isosceles, an ’05 Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir from Foxen, and the Groth, also 2005. I hemmed and hawed, so Carey decided. This was our first Christmas away from the folks in 29 years, so we had to do something special—and this happened to be one of the bottles I lugged home from Napa after our honeymoon. Tonight it sits proudly in a specially made Nantucket wine basket given to us moments earlier by Carey’s parents. Our initials are scratched into a bone medallion on the underside. (more…)