Napa Valley Wine Library
40th Anniversary

11 Aug. 2002
Silverado Country Club
Napa, CA


What a wild and crazy weekend!  After a fantastic wine dinner
at Cafe Bizou in Pasadena on Thurs. night, I grabbed a few
hours sleep and then hit the road.  I had to pickup Larry at
the Oakland Airport at 11:00 AM and then meet Gail & Dave
at Hanzell in Sonoma.  Took a Starbucks Vente latte, but I made it.

 

 

At Hanzell

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At Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen
in the Healdsburg Inn in Healdsburg

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Note:  It's impossible to go from Hanzell to Santa Rosa,
check in the motel, change clothes and get to Healdsburg in 90 minutes.

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Note 2:  When the Dry Creek Kitchen tells you
that there is no corkage on Sonoma wines, they lie!
Well, they lie after the first two bottles anyway.

 

 

Sat. AM

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At Carmenet

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At Pride Mountain

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At Freemark Abbey

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At St. Clement

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At Terra Restaurant in St. Helena

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Sun. AM

At Laird Family Vineyards

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At Robert Sinskey

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A fascinating wine tasting accompaniment:
Roasted almonds seasoned with fried thyme.

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At Pine Ridge

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At the Napa Valley Wine Library
40th Anniversary tasting
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At the Silverado Country Club
Royal Oaks restaurant

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Mon. AM meeting with Michael Verlander
of DuMOL
and Prima Restaurant in Walnut Creek
at Laird Vineyards

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Just killin' time while Mike took the scenic route.

 

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Larry insisted on going to San Ramon to meet Dawn.
Which was great but then he wanted to
drive PAST the Oakland airport to pick up
MORE wine at Premier Cru in Emeryville,
Then drive BACK to the airport to catch a plane.

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He says he got past the airport security and walked
right onto the plane.  They closed the doors and took off.
I was on the road the next eight hours.

 

 

Was this fun or what?!
Thank you Napa Valley Wine Library!!
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Any comments or problems

Please email me:
A. David Chan