Wednesday, November 29, 2006

For those of you who are wine buffs, I thought the following might be amusing to you. In 1961 I made a special trip to the famous wine region of Burgundy, France, to visit their vineyards. When I returned, I decided to try my hand at making wine. In those days, California used to ship wine grapes to NYC for those who wished to make their own wine. I crushed the grapes in a plastic garbage can that was placed in our apartment bath tub. To make a long story short, after a year in the bottle, the wine was quite drinkable. On Christmas day I received one of the best gifts I have ever received from my dear wife Bette. It was a wine label for my bottles of wine. The label was made by a graphic artist at CBS-TV and hand colored by my wife. The print in French on the bathtub reads "BOTTLED AT THE ESTATE WITH THE HELP OF HIS WIFE"

Jay Chichon