Rainy Night in New York
Finished work at 730 tonight, late but not unusual in my business. I stopped off in my favorite wine shop, Astor Wines and Spirits on the way home. Its where Astor Place meets Lafayette Street, in the Village.
It's a brightly-lit supermarket of a wine shop. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, the values are often terrific. I don't do fancy, I seek the perfect marriage of taste and thrift.
So, I walked out with
Two good reds
Il Volano, Rosso di Toscana, 2002
Donna Di Rango, Puglia, 2000
Two sparkling wines
Brut Gruet, New Mexico
Marquis de Gelida Cava 2000
Two ultracheap 2003Porteno Argentine reds, and
One cheap Solario pinot noir from Casablanca Valley, Chile
Look forward to opening one or two of these bottles on Thanksgiving Day.