Sunday Edition: Stories From 9/11

Morning everyone,

This is a tough day for many of us, especially those of us here in the United States.

I’m writing this at about 3:00am, my time in the US, unable to sleep.

It happens every year.

My brain races as I try to comprehend the events that would follow the early mornings of the thousands who would soon be waking up on the last day of their lives.

9/11 is a day of great tragedy, but it’s also marks a day of hope.

In the days and months that followed, I can’t remember a time where people felt more connected, neighborly, and kind.

And even a decade later, that sense of community would continue on.

Cocktails Before The Collapse is the article Cal Fussman wrote describing his time as sommelier for one night at Windows on the World, the restaurant on top of the World Trade Center.

I read it every year, and I cry by the third paragraph.

The article reminds me of three things:

  1. Our time here is precious
  2. We only regret the things we don’t do
  3. Wine has the power transform people’s lives

As you may know, the article was the catalyst to pursuing my passion for wine, and it holds an incredibly special place in my heart.

If you’d like to hear more from Cal on the events of 9/11, you can visit the following links to podcasts and articles.

Cal’s Interview With Michael Lomonaco, Executive Chef/Director at Windows at the time and survived because of a pair of glasses


Cal’s Interview With Michael Wright – Who Fell On His Head and Lived

Listen | Read

My Interview With Cal for the Road To Wine Expert Summit