Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Wine Spectator's Wine Experience. We had a wonderful time! Here is a photo or our first one in held in San Francisco in 1981!
From Wine Spectator: Wine Spectator’s first Grand Award weekend was held in 1981 at New York’s Windows on the World. The event honored 13 restaurants for their exceptional wine programs. Standing, from left: Robert Meyer (Yankee Silversmith Inn, Wallingford, Conn.); Leonce Picot (The Down Under, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.); Wine Spectator’s Gerry Boyd; Roland Gotti (Ernie’s, San Francisco); Robert Petersen (Scandia, Los Angeles); Bern Laxer (Bern’s Steak House, Tampa, Fla.); Alan Lewis (Windows on the World, New York); Wine Spectator editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken; Pat Cetta (Spark’s Steak House, New York). Seated, clockwise from left: Ted Conklin (The American Hotel, Sag Harbor, N.Y.); Henry Warren (The Breakers, Palm Beach, Fla.); Narsai David (Narsai’s, Kensington, Calif.); columnist Art Buchwald; Irving Malnik (The Forge, Miami); Piero Selvaggio (Valentino, Santa Monica, Calif.); Alex Dierkhising (Silverado Restaurant, Calistoga, Calif.) Photo from WS Archiveshttp://www.winespectator.com/anniversary/wineexperience#