Tracie P’s fabu birthday picnic, glam dinner & end-of-the-night smooch

    … Tony’s (a good friend), he even managed to get his hands on a picnic basket! Just look at that spread! Tracie really didn’t expect a thing. But as Felipe was putting the finishing touches on the mise-en-place, a sudden Texas rainstorm arrived. After some frenetic, furtive texting (because it was a surprise), I asked him to come to the house. We…

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    Groovy wines tasted in LA last week & an AMAZING Sardinian

    … personal highlights from last week’s tastings. Supreme among them was the 1999 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore Riserva Le Case (above). What a wine! I tasted the 1998 last year in Philadelphia at Vetri and found this vintage to be even more mineral-driven and nuanced with layers and layers of dried and fresh stone fruit. Simply…

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