Natural Wine
Esoteric Recommendations from Thirst Wine Merchants

Esoteric Recommendations from Thirst Wine Merchants

Lately I have been doing a bit of shopping around at Fort Greene shop, Thirst Wine Merchants.  I discovered them after a wine tasting dinner at Thirst Bar a Vin, their wine bar and restaurant.  Although the dinner featured some memorable wines, and some interesting service, I have to say that the food was some...
Mas de Gourgonnier:  Rediscovering an Old Friend

Mas de Gourgonnier: Rediscovering an Old Friend

I remember ordering a bottle of Mas de Gourgonnier years ago at one of my old haunts Moustache.   It was probably over 10 years ago and this little squat bottle of wine made an impression.  So when I saw the 2008 Mas de Gourgonnier sitting in a local shop for $17.00 I decided to take...
La Clarine Farm Mourvedre:  Real Deal California Strikes Again

La Clarine Farm Mourvedre: Real Deal California Strikes Again

La Clarine Farm 2009 Mourvedre ~ $22.99 After being wowed by the La Clarine Farm 2009 Home Vineyard blend I was chomping at the bit to try their 2009 Mourvedre. The wine is different from the Home Vineyard, which is a blend. This baby is all Mourvedre and has less tannic structure, but the Tannat...
Jenny & Francois Natural Wine Festival @ Astor Wines

Jenny & Francois Natural Wine Festival @ Astor Wines

I am sure the word “Natural Wine” might frighten a lot of people.  Probably because who knows what that term really means.  It can mean organic, bio dynamic, low intervention, no intervention, no sulphur, or maybe a combination of any of these things plus God know what else. There were 15 producers in all pouring...