Saturday, June 4, 2011

Wine Spectator Magnum Party

This year we were lucky enough to be invited to attend the annual Wine Spectator "Bring Your Own Magnum" party. Armed with a magnum we literally made two hours beforehand, we arrived at the Hotel Healdsburg to find the entire place closed to the public (including the hotel lobby, restaurant and outside grounds) for this spectacular event.

We were greeted at the door with sparkling wine and the magnums were in abundance, organized alphabetically in various rooms throughout the venue. The food was fantastic and they had a band doing covers from 70's hits to C-Lo! Plus dancers.

It was great to reconnect with people from our past in Sonoma and Napa, including every one of Joe's old bosses, and to meet some new friends. A core group from Anderson Valley was also in attendance that night, and it was great to see so many AV winery owners and winemakers there.

All in all, great night. So great that we ended up staying over! :)

Here are a few cell phone snapshots from the evening:

Joe with our 2009 Clone 05 Pinot Noir magnum.

One of the bars at the event, full of magnums.

Our gorgeous magnum!

Attendees mingling outside.

The band.


We looked everywhere for ours, only to find it empty next to the Hanzel1!
Cigars were passed around at the end of the evening.

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