On June 30, Ed and I attended one of the best wine receptions of the year: The American Fine Wine Invitational Gold and Double-Gold Medal presentation. (The competition was held earlier this year in Florida.) At the reception, Ed and I were presented with our double-gold medal by American Fine Wine Competition Chief Judge Monty Preiser. (See photo of Ed and me holding the gold piece.) We mingled with some of the best wine folks in Napa Valley and schmoozed with other double-gold winners Ron and Sue-Marie Haber, of Haber Family Vineyards, and JoAnn Truchard of Truchard Vineyards.
The event was held at the beautiful Eleven Eleven Winery, in Napa, where we snacked on some great chicken sliders and mac n cheese fritters, created by Marks The Spot Fine Food Catering; the hors d'oeuvres were paired with all the gold- and double-gold medal winning wines. So much wine, so little time.