After powering through a 6-course sparkling wine dinner hosted by The Barrel Thief for our favorite customers, then some party time/ball drop time with a little 1990 Jean Bourdy Côtes du Jura (It took Kylie, a loyal BT team member, about 10 minutes upon return to work yesterday to notice that we drank her birth year wine), a 2006 Arterberry Maresh White Rose Vineyard Pinot Noir, and my first experience with Chateau D’Yquem, I was, well, tired and hung over. But, a cool dark place was calling.
[Biggest thanks to Marty and Val for opening up home and cellar for the first day of lucky 2013.]
Marty’s cellar is an amazing place to poke around, I could spend hours sliding out bottles and putting them back. It’s like a working catalog of some of the best wines BT has sold over the years, most of which were long gone before I ever came around, and it would make any fan of Neal Rosenthal get a little sweaty.
[Scott, BT's chef Sam Hall, and Carey sipping Barbaresco]
Happy New Year everybody! I hope 2013 brings you to some really great places.