Wine Enthusiast's 25th anniversary bash in the Hudson Hotel's underworld event space served nothing but 90+ point wines from Arrocal to Trinchero, which, depending on the translation website, either means "meat", "carving", or "trinchero". The evening started out with a warm greeting from David F. Slone, Esq. (above), producer of Nutcracker: Rated R, which Kerri Allen of Backstage.com had "a hell of a lot more fun" at than normal ballets. Here's what happened after that
You know Good Units is hot because the entrance is so unassuming
Warm greeting #2.
Warm greeting #... oh, heeeeeey
If this guy hadn't entered the wine business, he definitely would have told Danny Glover, "Diplomatic immunity!
If this wine is as full-bodied as that gorgeous head of hair, then it must be 100+ points
"Double fisting already?" "No, this is just one fist.
All in all, it's just another Wine Enthusiast on the wall
Good stems, moon
Scene from the film Behind the Burlesque Curtain
Festivus for the rest of us
This sous chef looks super familiar
A wine expert who wished to remain anonymous raved about this $100 bottle of rose as "St. Tropez super-yacht shit".
The rose is currently penning a terrible bondage novel that will earn enough money to buy that super-yacht
Okay, but did Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra have a tuba player
Of course. Hey, dude looking at the camera
Our wine expert has a funny way of delivering high praise. This Franciacorta, which he proclaims is "more Champagne than Champagne", has an herbal finish that tastes "like skunk weed smells"
Long line of wine
These beards scored 200+ points. Don't mess with these beards
"I'll give you this bottle if you leave me your phone number." This rioja was really good -- you probably would have given the dude your phone number too.