Made a quick stop over to @sullivanwine to congratulate my fellow UC Davis classmate @jptorrespadilla on his recent acquisition of the historic estate. JP has been telling me of his grandiose plans to come to Napa and purchase a property since our first class together (admittedly at first I thought he was joking.) His enthusiasm is contagious!
Originally from Mexico and having sipped great Bordeaux as a child from his father’s glass, he learned to appreciate fine wine from an early age. JP then spent fifteen years living in France and further explored the origins of exceptional wine. After spending many years in data systems and telecom, JP was still missing something from his life; passion. It was then that he and his uncle began to explore what it was that they were truly passionate about - wine. When I last spoke with Juan-Pablo before the holidays I had no idea that he had put the pedal to the metal and fully accelerated into his dream to own a project in Napa Valley. After a few short months I received an invitation to attend the opening reception for him and Ross Sullivan and was surprised to see a familiar name pop up in my inbox. Thank you for including me in your celebrations. Beyond happy for you JP and I wish you and your family continued success! See you in our Wine Stability course in two weeks! .
Réouverture de la Galerie Chauchard! RDC, côté Seine du @museeorsay. Flânez y, redécouvrez l'ecole de Barbizon avec la prodigieuse collection Chauchard et, au passage, arrêtez vous devant "Les bûcherons" de Millet.. acquisition de la SAMO! #millet#chauchard#bucherons#amisorsay_orangerie#acquisitions