Last night I was lucky enough to relax in my neighbor's garden, glass of vino in hand, after an especially grueling day in the world of wine. It was a perfect Los Angeles evening with a soft breeze blowing across the candle lit picnic table. My overtaxed brain and knotted shoulders started to unwind.
Lisa also happens to be a caterer and treated me to a delicious meal as well. Ricotta ravioli with sweet pea sauce, seared halibut steaks and wilted cherry tomatoes. www.provisionsla.com
We got to hang out with a really cool lady too. Janice Lee of Accidental Wine Co joined us after her own action packed day. Janice had been down in the warehouse herself pulling wine orders this week. Accidental Wine got a shout out in Playboy magazine this week and the orders have been rolling in.
Neat concept and timely too, given the financial meltdown taking place before our eyes.
Janice and her partners rescue wine that have damaged labels, sometimes very slight stains or rips to the paper. The juice inside is still tasty. These wines are considered unsaleable by retailers and restaurateurs alike. Usually they get destroyed or die a slow death in the back of some warehouse.
Pretty cool that these wines aren't going to waste anymore. And consumers get a big discount due to the label damage.