Monday, September 15, 2008

Cooled off in Dallas today.

So nice to have seen some old friends and new faces yesterday afternoon at Central Market Fort Worth. My wine makers always say it's the friendliest place they visit. Many bottles of La Posta Pizzella Malbec, La Posta Cocina and Tikal Patriota were purchased and what a beautiful COOL evening to enjoy them. The temperature has finally dropped here - I woke up to a chill in the air - WHOO HOO! The best time of year to stock up your wine stash at home.

On a more serious note, please keep your thoughts and prayers on James Koonce and family. James is the wine director for Brennan's in Houston - he and his daughter were trapped inside the restaurant when Hurricane Ike hit - Brennan's suffered a huge fire. They are both in critical condition and have been flown to San Antonio. I know events and benefits are currently being organized - stay tuned for details soon. James has always stood out to me as one of the hardest working, incredibly passionate and humble wine buyers in the state, a treasure. He has soo many people pulling for him!

Cheers to a good week ahead and for the Houston area to recover quickly from the Hurricane Ike mess. - Ali

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