Saturday's launch party at Swirl for Moises Wines was a special night as owner and local ER doc James Moises and friends generously poured fabulous, small production, single vineyard Oregon Pinots for 3 hours straight! The standing-room-only crowd stood elbow to elbow inside and out to celebrate the first ever release of James' wines, a true labor of love for the native New Orleanian! Guests were treated to glasses of the 2006 Yamhill-Carlton and Holmes Hill and the 2007 Yamhill-Carlton, Holmes Hill and Vieux Carre, of which total production for all wines combined is under 300 cases! Great food was provided by Chef Richard Papier and RK Rowell's art provided a colorful backdrop for the event.
Even better attended than the Rachel Ray Food Network filming in the spring, if James' future success can be measured by the number of attendees, he has it made as local musician Phil deGruy shouted, "This is amazing! It's like being at the House of Blues!"
Congratulations James and thank you for letting us be part of your celebration!
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