It’s My Domain I’ll Post What I Want To

After 6 years of blogging I have finally registered my own domain.  I suppose if you’re reading this, this is not news to you… Anyway,

Here’s a quick look back through the past month or so as told through the neck of a bottle.

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The big reveal after a 2 hour blind Pinot Noir Tasting.  8 Pinots ranging from Burgundy to California to Switzerland to the Mornington to Oregon…

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Quite possibly the best combination of booze and food to ever happen.  Ever.  Chocolate gelato with 1946 PX Sherry (100 points from Robert Parker and a cool $3,000 price tag).

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Private Champagne tasting at work.  I was not terribly impressed by the Perrier Jouet and wonder if this is a wine that would benefit from decanting or at least several hours of breathing.  It should be nothing short of sensational but I enjoyed the far less expensive Gosset Rose much much more.

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My first Lafite! 2012 versus 2012 Continuum (Tim Mondavi) and 1975 Ch Beychevelle.

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Beth makes a mean pasta vognole.

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While out searching for apartments in the 3,000 degree heat I found some relief in the form of some sparkling orange.  I’m a big fan and I don’t even like orange juice.

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Charity auction prize- 1952-2007 Nebbiolo tasting.  Absolutely stunning examples, especially the 1952 Borgogno and 1983 Gaja Barbaresco (super looking forward to my Barbaresco retrospective on 22 July).

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A California wine master class with Karen MacNeil who quite literally wrote the Bible on wine.

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Nice new 2001 Saint Emilion Grand Cru we’re going to get in at Ginsberg+Chan.  ~$300– super deal!

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Mongeard Mugneret tasting which proved totally delicious.

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Greek wine master class with 17 wines from Acachia, Northern Peloponnese.

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Call me tacky but, happy divorce to me.  Thanks, friends for being there!

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Derek & I smashed the first annual Tissot Limitless (hassle) Obstacle course.  Not to brag, but I’m going to brag- 8th place out of 200- woot!  All before 9 am..

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Post obstacle course merits some pool time r&r.

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As well as some beach time r&r.  All before sunset.

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A lovely showing from the Northern Rhone.  I love my job.

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And I love my boss.  I get a text message saying, “Lauren, it’s you!  And on a vintage version of your favourite website.”

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Friday feet & wine.  Tim Ho Wan is excellent with fine wine.

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And because I can never sleep, 6 am hike to the Peak where it’s filled with crabs.

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It’s a stunning world gin day!  I hope you’re all celebrating like I will be in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1….


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