It's this guy's birthday today. We don't have an exact fix on the vintage of this pic but are pretty sure it's from the early college era, circa 1990. David probably didn't know right here that several years later he would relocate permanently to the Napa Valley and start experimenting with winemaking... and he certainly had no idea what we would wind up creating. Happy birthday baby bro. We love you with the gale force that brought us here. ????
.@calisarenee Goes without saying #LaughingWhileBlack is perfectly permissible at Brown Estate... We do it all the time ;)
Did we mention we bottled some new wines last week? David's version of the Olympics! ????????????????
Welp... we were about to post a picture from our bottling this morning but news of Prince's death has pre-empted that story. RIP to a man for whom the honorific "musical genius" was a true understatement. Staggering.
Last week we participated in a private wine dinner with a group from Ernst & Young at Ginny's Supper Club downstairs at Red Rooster Harlem. The evening was a celebration of diversity, small business & mentoring, and in her remarks Coral paid homage to our two most important mentors, Mom & Dad—who conveniently were on hand :) Here they are with Chef Marcus Samuelsson on May 12th. Suffice to say it was a fabulous night!