Category Archives: Celebrations

Krug ChampagneTrade Dinner at Jefferson Hotel is an ELEVEN

How lucky can a wine writer get? Lucky enough to snag a coveted invitation to the recent Krug trade dinner – and even luckier to bring his co-author/spouse along to celebrate her birthday in style. The evening started off with an … Continue reading

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Minyan Dinner at Le Chat Noir in DC

Another rocking evening with great wines, good food and a wonderful cause. About four times a year, a bunch of wine misfits get together to just have fun and raise a little money for a charitable cause. Of course, we … Continue reading

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26th Wedding Anniversary

Cindy and I recently celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary, and, as we do each year, we opened a bottle of 1985 Lynch Bages. This lovely Pauillac shares the vintage year as our wedding, and we have been enjoying this tradition … Continue reading

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Dinner At Blue Duck Tavern – June 25, 2011

It seems that every five years, the same five couples take time out of their busy, harried lives to stop, smell and sip the rosés. Kevin and Stacy herded all of the cats and we all met at the Blue … Continue reading

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52nd Annual Birthday Bash

Last night I was fortunate enough to celebrate my 52nd birthday with dear friends. The theme for the dinner was lamb, so the obvious choice for wine was Syrah/Shiraz. Little did I know how overboard my friends would go with … Continue reading

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Wine Lineup at Kosta Browne Dinner

Here are my notes from the remarkable Kosta Browne dinner at Bistro Bis featuring Michael Browne and Tony Lombardi: 2001 Trimbach Frederic Emile Cuvee Riesling – Delicious, unctous and charming. 1990 Charles Heidsieck Millesime – A lovely way to get … Continue reading

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Kosta Browne Dinner at Bistro Bis

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of meeting Michael  Browne, winemaker/owner of the uber-popular Kosta Browne Winery – producer of elegant California Pinot Noir wines, for a remarkable wine dinner at Bistro Bis in Washington, DC. Tony Lombardi, PR … Continue reading

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Minyan Wine Dinner at Galileo 3 – The Shoot Out!

  This is a report on the annual Minyan Shoot Out Wine Dinner that was held at Galileo 3 restaurant last week (BTW – the service and food at this restaurant was a ten – thank you Sandra for all … Continue reading

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Annual Predictions Lunch Provides Unpredictable Wines

At the end of each year, my dear friend, Kevin, holds a “Predictions” Lunch at the Capital Grill where a group of regulars gather to make predictions about such mundane things like, “who will win the Super Bowl” or “will … Continue reading

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White Truffle Dinner with Friends at Siroc

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