Champagne & More, John Turi - Wine

Château d’Yquem, 2003

Wine Rating: 97

Well, another December has found us and the merry feeling that grabs me during this month is nothing short of nostalgic. Even though the chill that we get living in Southern California is modest, I find it very welcoming. If I need a fix of some real winter weather, I just drive two hours up to the mountains and feel like a kid again, playing outside in the snow like I did growing up in New Jersey.

At this time of year I really start to revel in the delights of the season: the enjoyment of family and friends, the blended moments of pleasantries, the gift giving. And the foods and beverages as well—hors d’oeuvres, hot chocolate, and, of course, really great wines, which are never lost on me.