December 2018 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 1

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DECEMBER 2018
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WINES EVALUATED LAST MONTH: 339
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APPROVED: 51
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Paul Kalemkiarian, Owner/Cellarmaster
A Season for Family
I am on the plane returning from New York
after visiting my #2 daughter,
Lisa. She is the Head Baker at the new Jonathan Benno trio of restaurants. We
dined at Benno, the namesake restaurant, and it was absolutely incredible. The
main tier restaurant, Leonelli, is fabulous also, and for a quick bite or a gourmet
slice, try the bakery of the same name.
As Sandra and I navigated the six inches of snow that fell in just a matter of hours, I thought that one
might complain about the conditions. And I was compelled to, until I realized how fortunate I was to be
there with my wife and daughter - even with the task of moving that daughter’s apartment, since she
was working that day. (I used to have this rule of life that if you never ask anyone to help you move,
they will never ask you. And typically that is true, unless your daughter is a baker in New York.)
But when family calls, it is our obligation and duty to respond. And respond with glee and joy.
You see, family is what November and De-
cember are about. I know you can pick your
friends and you can’t pick your family, but for
just a few days of the year, you can embrace
the concept of family. And as I was licking my
paper cut wounds from opening boxes, my
attitude turned toward gratitude just for the op-
portunity to be there; just for having the family
to visit and - well, let’s face it - argue a bit...
Landing in New York, we were soon greeted by six inches of snow.
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