Pairing Wine With My Life's Adventure

REINVENTION: Quit my job in IT, sold my house and moved from Cal to NYC for sommelier classes. GETTING MY HANDS DIRTY: Moved to Napa and worked in a vineyard making wine. TRAVEL: Through France and Italy on a wine scavenger hunt. Sto cambiando la mia vita e desidero imparare circa vino. Je change ma vie et je veux me renseigner sur le vin. TRY TO GET SERIOUS: Living in New York for 4 years and working as a Sommelier. NEW GOALS: Do my own thing, find love, speak Spanish, live wine.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Way to show New Mexico

2010 James Beard Foundation Awards
Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists

James Campbell Caruso, La Boca, Santa Fe, Best Chef Southwest
Eric DiStefano, Coyote Cafe, Santa Fe, Best Chef Southwest
Jennifer James, Jennifer James 101, Albuquerque, NM, Best Chef Southwest
The Compound, Santa Fe, Outstanding Service
Restaurant Martín, Santa Fe, Best New Restaurant (Against Marea and Locanda Verde both in NYC, and RN74 in San Fran - WOW)

Hristo in NYC for wine service. Paul, Neal and Gary for wine/spirits professional.

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Monday, February 08, 2010

food and wine

Great service and beautiful food at Amavi near the Plaza in Santa Fe. Wine list is solid and pear martinis are delish. Nice to see the town busy this weekend. Pranzo next to the Railyard has a great happy hour and nice new additions to the wine list, huge bar.