Sandy and the aftermath

americanredcross In the wine world, we often talk about weather. But usually it’s about how it affects the grapes, not the the places where we drink it.

Well, it’s been five days since we had power at our house and it’s still dark. But we’re far from being the worst affected by Hurricane Sandy as New York and New Jersey have been declared federal disaster areas. Indeed, in light of the devastation and relative depravity in the area, writing about wine seems a little superfluous. As the storm was approaching, it was fun to joke about hunkering down with wine. But after seeing the damage, it’s a little sobering to say the least. Nonetheless, wine can be a balm and I hope that everyone affected can return to enjoying a glass of wine soon enough, thanks to the Herculean efforts of rescue workers. And here’s to hoping that the many wine shops and restaurants with thoughtful wine programs in lower Manhattan and the region are able to return to business soon without too much loss.

We hope to return to regular posting on Monday.

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2 Responses to “Sandy and the aftermath”


  1. Well said. Glad you are well.


  2. One feels so frail and helpless in the face of a natural disaster like this. If you can protect yourselves and your families you’re very fortunate.


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