New Year’s Day

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.

New Year's Day Wine Cellar

[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, Sam, Carey

[Scott, BT’s chef Sam Hall, and Carey sipping Barbaresco]

Screen Shot 2013-01-04 at 11.00.59 AM[Ben Martin, of Elite Wines, and Carey. 2004 Paola Bea Montefalco Rosso (Umbria, Italy), 2005 Château le Puy (Bordeaux, France), and Cantina Del Pino Barbaresco Ovello (Piedmont, Italy)]

Happy New Year everybody! I hope 2013 brings you to some really great places.



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One Response to “New Year’s Day”

  1. Amber
    January 6, 2013 at 3:45 am #

    Love these photos. Looks like an amazing time- Happy 2013

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