Ego and Delusion
by Jake Lorenzo
Jun 2006 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Chuy and I were drinking gin at Tujaque's bar in the French Quarter. "Man, oh man, Jake," sighed Chuy. "I been listening to what you told me, but I had no idea. It's bad, man. It's amazingly bad." Chuy was shaken, and it was my fault. I had just given him a 40-minute tour of the ravaged city. We went through the once toney Lakeview district to Gentilly, through Mid-town and then down to the lower Ninth Ward. Block after block of abandoned, gutted buildings, piles of demolition detritus and mile...
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