“Happiness is closer than you think… it comes in a glass of Krug” – this was my reality for this whole past weekend. There was a lot of Krug and that defiantly made me very happy. My liver, on the other hand, not so much. After day two I had hiccups while serving wine at the event followed by some major acid reflux. Still, I was as happy as ever; I drank Krug for 3 straight days and could go even longer. Good thing I didn’t. On day 4 my Krug weekend was over, leaving me with cravings for simple salads and sweaty gym sessions.
It was the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival. It was as glorious as it sounds, I worked and partied quite a bit. The way I was feeling afterwards was just a cruel reminder that I am not 22 anymore. The gym was the first stop after getting back home from the airport and dropping my bag at the house. While I was trying to sweat out all the toxins, I couldn’t stop thinking about some of the great moments of the weekend: I was invited to work a Krug dinner at a house in fabulous Bel Air, overlooking the whole of Los Angeles. The view and the setting couldn’t have been more spectacular. Oh, one smaller detail to add, it was a sea of Krug, pretty much all-you-can-drink. I don’t think I could have consumed more even if I was forced to, and nobody would ever force Krug, it’s entirely unnecessary! Any person who refuses Krug is not worth it. I love all Krug, period, but the wine that stole the evening for me was Krug Clos du Mesnil 2000. It is a very small grand crus vineyard that Krug purchased in the 70’s that yields an amazing chardonnay. My first Clos du Mesnil was a 1979, which is the first vintage as well. Since then it has become my bucket list wine and I dream of the day I can taste it again. Lucky for me the 2000 Clos du Mesnil delivered everything: elegance, softness, creaminess, nuttiness and that unmistakable Krug energy – so alive and vibrant! I am a very lucky girl and all I can do is pray that my lucky star never leaves me.
I have taken a week of detox: no wine, and I’m not feeling myself today. Do you think it’s good or bad? I am defiantly not addicted to wine, surely I can be ok for a week without it, but I can’t find a good reason why I should. Bubbles make me happy. Would it ever be bad for you to have too much happiness? Next time I will just try to share more, so detoxing won’t even have to cross my mind.