Nancy is out of town this week—letting off some steam down in Miami with her girlfriends. She’s left me to wrestle with the kids in the morning and at night. The fridge has a few containers of microwavable dinners to sustain me until she gets back.
There’s an Indian summer going on in New York these days. It’s officially fall but we’ve got balmy 80-plus degree weather today and more on the way. That helps make the gridlock caused by the United Nations General Assembly a little more bearable.
I sat down with Catherine Champalou here at my office the other day. Champalou, along with her husband, Didier, runs Domaine Champalou located in Vouvray. Champalou founded her domaine back in 1985, with the purchase of a single hectare of vines (2.
My apologies for a dead blog last week, but since returning from vacation I’ve been tasting like crazy: Rhône, Chile, Argentina, Loire and South Africa. With our big year-end issues around the corner (man, this year has flown by) I need to try and get through everything I can before our editorial calendar changes to 2008.
Friday was our last night out in Tuscany and we dined at Ristorante Il Pozzo, in the small hilltop town of Monterrigioni. The walled city, which is about the size of a breadbox, was stunning with several turrets set against the clear night sky.
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