About 15 years my junior, she’d been going through a hard time — shaky relationship, father with a recent cancer diagnosis — and was eager to see me. I had splurged on a few of the season’s first morels and roasted them with slender asparagus. Chick food. I set out the Riedels. Next to them I placed a couple of wines. Our choices were either a 1982 Cune Imperial or a 2005 Gonon St. Joseph. “Now?” she said. “Why don’t we wait a bit?”The air was heavy and it wasn’t from the outside humidity.
In the year 2000, as a younger writer eager to nail a book deal, I was sitting at dinner with a very successful editor. She had a reputation of being terrifying, but I hadn’t seen the evidence. She asked me which Bordeaux I enjoyed. “Not many,” I said. “You are a vegetarian?” she asked with a terrifying sneer. “How could you understand Bordeaux without eating steak.” Then she stabbed her fork into me even harder, “How dare you call yourself a wine writer.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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