Posts tagged "California"
La Clarine Farm:  Real Deal California

La Clarine Farm: Real Deal California

Usually I don’t like it when someone who is trying to sell me something gets pushy.  But when it comes to wine and Christy Frank of Frankly Wines gets pushy and tells me I must buy something, I actually listen.  She had recommended La Clarine Farm to me before and insisted I buy a bottle. ...
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...
"The absence of defects is not the presence of virtues."

“The absence of defects is not the presence of virtues.”

Click on the image to see a fantastic interview with Sean Thackrey!
Ridge Vineyards Wine Tasting @ Union Square Wines

Ridge Vineyards Wine Tasting @ Union Square Wines

I barely made it onto the list for a tasting of wines from one of my all time favorite wineries, Ridge Vineyards.  It virtually sold out immediately and I went on the waiting list and got lucky enough to score a couple of seats.  Winemaker Eric Baugher was on hand to discuss Ridge and walk...
4th of July Wines

4th of July Wines

We spent the 4th of July weekend down in Georgia at my parent’s house on beautiful Lake Okonee.  It was not quite as hot as NYC and we had some great food and tried a bunch of different wines from my parents wine cellar, aka, the basement.  I will review the three reds pictured here,...
Edmunds St. John Wine Dinner

Edmunds St. John Wine Dinner

Edmunds St. John Winery, in conjunction with Chambers Street Wines, held a wine dinner at Belcourt restaurant this past Thursday.  The dinner proved to be a lot of fun as I was joined by several close friends as well as some new friends we made that night.  And as my good friend Bailey said that...