Two birthday dinners
Last weekend I attended birthday dinners on successive nights: a 68th birthday dinner at the birthday boy's home with an extraordinary range of wines from his cellar and a 50th birthday celebration chez nous for John Wood, the founder of Room to Read , the hugely successful organisation that spreads literacy throughout the developing world. FRIDAY NIGHT The roster of wines for the 68th, all served blind, had a very strong theme - Cheval Blancs from vintages ending with a zero - back to 1920! - bookended by a pair of exceptionally mature whites, including a Ch d'Yquem made as the First World War was getting...
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