Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Birthday wine...Brut Initial

My birthday was October 3, and I had a wonderful week of celebration!

To kick-start the celebration week, on my birthday, I got together with a couple of friends and they took me out for dinner.  

On every birthday of past years, I have been opening a bottle of Jacques Selosse.  Last year was Brut Rose.  This year, I decided to open Jacques Selosse's signature, Brut Initial (Blanc des Blancs from three Grand Cru vineyards, disgorged in 2008) again.  It's because I wanted to celebrate my new first step!

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We had dinner at Messhall Kitchen in Los Feliz.  Everything was really good.  These are main course trio...hard-wood grilled salmon was very nice.  And, the "Butcher's Steak" was especially nice with 2004 Roagna, Barbaresco, "Paje".  I love the old-world style Barbaresco very much.

Jason joined us later in the evening.
Wonderful birthday night.