HAS WINO WALLY BEEN UP TO?
It has been
busy in Wino Wally land since the Final Four.
I can’t say that I have an all inclusive list, but the following things
have kept me from finalizing a new column:
April 5 –
Finals of Final Four
April 6 & 7
– Practice rounds at Augusta National
April 9-11 –
Easter weekend, visit from the Wino John clan to the Wino Wally Maryland Estate
(as distinguished from other abodes in other lands).
Big time wine consumption, not enough time to create a journal.
April 15 –
Tax return due. Filed an extension
due to photo shoot from camera crew and reporter from Architectural Digest at
the Wino Wally Wine Estate. (issue that Wino Wally house portrayed will be kept
April 17 –
Opening day at the Country Club for men golfers.
Big time party.
April 18 –
College roommate, Wino Ted, and his family arrive for visit.
April 22-25 –
Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans. Great
food, great wine, great restaurants, and…some jambalaya at the Fairgrounds.
Oh, and did I mention great music. Thanks
to all my friends who rendezvoused in the Big Easy.
May 1 –
Kentucky Derby. Mint juleps were
the talk of the day. Not able to
write about wine for a while.
May 3 –
Meeting with the Senator to discuss tech issues in Congress.
May 15 –
Preakness Stakes – Black eyed Susans were the drink of the day.
Not able to write about wine for a while.
May 18-20 –
Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington including lots of wine and
lots of golf. It’s great to be an exec!
May Day –
Somewhere in here was my birthday. It
was a major one and had to be celebrated with a few of my golf-playing,
wine-drinking friends. Wino John drove down from New Jersey, arrived at the wrong
club, and had to be redirected to the golf links (and this was before the liquor
was served). Wino John did not win
any money (but neither did I). S.A.W.
Sharon was a gracious spouse and drove me home since I had planned for the
events in advance.
June 2-4 –
Another conference, this time in Boston, MA.
Had a memorable dinner at Excelsior which I need to write up for the
restaurant guide section. Wine list was pricey but excellent. Wine cellar was a site to behold as you journeyed upstairs on
the glass elevator through the chilled cellar, visible to all.
June 6 – A 90th
birthday for my grandmother (and Wino John’s as well).
The wife decided to host the family at the WWME (Wino Wally Maryland
Estate). Another reason to tip the
glasses in celebration. My liver
thinks it’s 90, but that’s another story.
June 12 –
Dance recital for my daughters. We
hosted a party for the parents afterwards.
Another opportunity to try out various wines.
No time to write about it yet.
June 18 –
Elected CEO of my company. Oops, no
time for the golf course anymore!
June 19-20 –
Godson’s graduation from high school in New Jersey.
Oops, this is WJ’s son! Well,
let’s just say that WJ broke out the good stuff to celebrate.
Missed the US Open for the first time in 15 years, but it was my
godson’s graduation (and an excuse to drink with WJ)!
June 24-26 –
Weekend at the WWBGE (Wino Wally Beach and Golf Estate).
Lots of wine consumed during the meeting with the architect to finalize
plans for the new beach estate. No
time to write about it.
July ?? –
Three birthday parties in three days. The
girls celebrated their birthdays in three cities in three days.
What do you expect when you have twins and your wife has too much time
(and $) on her hands? (once again,
dates are crossed off to maintain some anonymity).
July 14 –
Golf and dinner with Wino Mike at his home course in Northern Virginia.
Nobody can keep pace with Wino Mike, his wife, and their crazy golf
lifestyle combined with BIGGGGGG REDDDDDDDDDDS!
Whew! Maybe I’ll give WB a
ticket to their house.
July 17-18 –
Finals of British Open – had to give my tickets to Wino Tim since there
wasn’t enough time to keep a business meeting and make the Open (actually,
make the Open parties).
I’ve left some stuff out, but I have no real excuse for not writing other than
a crazy schedule.
July 19, 2004
(Editor's note: Damn, it's good to be Wally!)