Business-wise, my two-week trip to Italy had been so successful (and I was so fried from the experience) that I decided to treat myself and cash in some miles for an upgrade on United from Malpensa to Newark.
When I spied a bottle of Vajra — one of my favorite Langa producers — on the beverage cart, I just had to have a glass.
It was winery’s 2009 Barbera d’Alba and it was fresh and vibrant in the glass, despite its age. Just like the family who makes them, the wines from Vajra are always earnest, honest, and elegant. And this was no exception. It paired beautifully with curried chicken and tandoori rice at 40,000 ft.
So much more to tell about my trip, the wines I tasted, the meals I shared, and the people I met. But this is all I have time for today as I try to get back on track with work etc… Stay tuned!