Wine and jewelry
The new wine shop on Church Street was having an artist's exhibition of fine handmade jewelry combined with a tasting of special wines. So of course I had to go. The jewelry was by Louvee, and the designer herself was there. My favorite piece, the necklace in the picture, had already been sold. Not that I was planning to buy it!
The wines were extraordinary, and there were cheeses selected to accompany them (i.e. you were supposed to have things in the proper order, from light to dark, or heavy, or whatever). The wines were: Revana Cabernet Sauvignon ($104.99 per bottle), Virginie de Valandraud St. Emilion ($59.99), Robert Sinskey's Vandal Vineyard Pinot Noir ($49.99) and a 30-year-old white port from Eufemia ($69.99). None of them available by the box, and I'm sure you're all proud of me for not asking. The best cheese, served with the port, was a Papillon Roquefort served with a drizzle of chestnut honey. Wow - I actually have some of that chestnut honey; what a great way to use it! I will need to come up with a poorhouse version of this.