A dinner in New York


For your Friday delectation I present below notes on a medley of bottles opened by fine-wine crusader and counterfeit-wine crusader Maureen Downey (pictured) for a group of friends and clients for her business Chai Consulting in New York last March in the private room below SD26 Italian restaurant on Madison Park.

I'm publishing them remembering how often Purple Pagers ask for reviews of mature and maturing wines rather than embryonic ones, although the downside is that notes taken at the dinner table tend to be even briefer than those I take at the tasting table.

Maureen, incidentally, has just signed...