Co-incidences are great. Mimi and I are having our 8th wedding anniversary at Table 6, when halfway through the meal our waiter after talking to the table next to us turns around and tells us, "She's buying you a glass." Super! The glass was a really nice gesture from Stacey, who turns out to be a wine merchant. Okay, cynical folks, turn off your snide comments…I'll divert your attention with a description of the meal…my own form of boosterism for the restaurant. While I expected fig spread to the hilt, the appetizer turned out to be incredibly delicate shortbread fig newtons (for lack of a better description…maybe they were more like mini rugelach) with a fresh fig on top, drizzled with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and pancetta. Holy crap was that good. It was so good, I think it surpassed the main dish: sashimi grade tuna on top of a baked pasta for me.
So, Stacey interrupts, and a glass of super premium St. Henri Shiraz is headed my way. This was a really nice wine. Super balanced, lingered around for ages. Apparently, it's actually a pretty reasonable bottle for a high quality wine, and will age for many, many years. In fact, while still young, and a high quality wine, it was still very drinkable. Cheers, Stacey!
Cheers, Mimi! Here's to many, many, many more years.