Sunday, October 21, 2007
LA Day 9
On my way to NYC today. Now back to the wine tasting last night. So I thought it was going to be some casual wine tasting at a friend of Todd's. And it was. . . . . . . technically. What I thought it was going to be was a couple of his friends sitting around trying some wine and having snacks, uh, yeah I guess that was true too. But his friends house was a mansion in Laguna Beach, the wine tasting took place in his wine cellar complete with over 15,000 bottles of rare wines, and I found out the second bottle we opened went for $6000.00 at auction (more than I made my first year in photography). He opened bottles of wine like I would open a 2 liter of Pepsi, (but I would have been less generous with the Pepsi). Before I found out about the cost of the wine we were liberally consuming I actually wrote down the name of this 1975 wine that was truly amazing. I mentioned to Todd "You never know, maybe when I'm out and about and I see this on the wine list I'll get it". Thats when he mentioned that it cost $1500.00 a bottle. I guess I'll have to settle for that wine that comes in a box, or 2 buck chuck from Trader Joes.