A plea, and a tasting note
Michael Skurnik Wines, a respected New York wine importer, has established a "Windows of Hope Family Relief Fund" for these families, and WineLoversPage.com is supporting this effort. According to Harmon Skurnik of the import firm, all donations are tax-deductible, and all funds collected will go directly to the families, many of whom are without fathers and mothers now.
You'll find our secure credit-card payment page for this fund at www.wineloverspage.com/windows, along with postal address information for the Fund if you prefer to send a check.
There are many ways to help. This is just one. But because this particular aspect of the tragedy is directly related to the food and wine business and because so many children are in need, I hope you'll consider it worth your generous support.
Now, here's that tasting note:
Primo Palatum 1997 Minervois la Livinière ($16.99)
FOOD MATCH: Although its natural partner might be a grilled steak, its earthy flavors made a very good match with a meatless pasta dinner of porcini-stuffed tortelloni in a light porcini white sauce.
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Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001