Friday, April 16, 2010

Jay Miller and I will both be in Rioja the same week

One of my favorite wine traditionalists from anywhere, María José Lopez de Heredia, recently informed me at a tasting of her family's wines at Heart in La Mission, San Francisco, that The Wine Advocate's own Jay Miller will be in Rioja around the same time I will be. Might our paths cross? Is there a Baltimore wine reunion in the works here? I'm not sure what to make of this other than the fact that the wine industry is so fucking small, a fact proven to me over and over again the past six and a half years I have been involved in selling wine. In fact, there was a time when I used to sell wine to Jay Miller when he was part owner of a Baltimore wine shop.

It's a small world.


David McDuff said...

Um, did Jay dye his hair to match his shirt?

I will say, based on my handful of visits, that the selection at the Bmore shop you mention has gone downhill since his departure.

Joe Manekin said...

Could be, David. I have not been there in a long time, though I do recall that, back in the day, along with the usual Grateful Palate and other commercial staples, there was a good selection of Chadderdon stuff and other interesting bottles.