Posts tagged "Chambers Street Wines"
If Cru Beaujolais & Langhe Nebbiolo had a love child?

If Cru Beaujolais & Langhe Nebbiolo had a love child?

When a wine comes at me with a Cru Beaujolais meets Langhe Nebbiolo play I have to listen.  When it prices out at about $13.99 per bottle it’s time to buy.  I have had the Bernabeleva Camino de Navaherreros cuvée in past vintages and have liked it but it somehow seemed to not quite wow. ...
El Brozal 2009 Rioja Blanco:  Another Great White Hope.

El Brozal 2009 Rioja Blanco: Another Great White Hope.

The genre of classic white Rioja is very small.  In fact, until recently, the only real bearer of this cross was Lopéz de Heredia with it’s Gravonia and Tondonia whites.  And while these still remain the archetypes of traditional white Rioja’s, there have been some welcome new additions.  Marqués de Murrieta’s Capellania springs to mind,...
Foradori 2010 Fontanasanta Nosiola & Orange Wine Fever

Foradori 2010 Fontanasanta Nosiola & Orange Wine Fever

It’s official, orange wine fever has swept the wine world.  It started in Northern Italy with Gravner and Radikon, and it has spread the world over, with examples being produced even in my own backyard in Brooklyn.  So when I spied that one of my favorite winemakers, Elizabetta Foradori, had begun producing an orange wine...
Domane Bart & Comte Armand, as in Burgundy.

Domane Bart & Comte Armand, as in Burgundy.

Well the original Burg hater is fully in Burg mode.  And I really think what got me here, after thoughtful retrospection, is Beaujolais.  With that in mind and with the recently released The Finest Wines of Burgundy by Bill Nanson in my skyrocket (pocket), I was swayed to order some Burgs on a recent night...
Broc Cellars: California Low Alcohol Wine in the House

Broc Cellars: California Low Alcohol Wine in the House

Broc Cellars popped onto the radar via Chambers Street Wines rather hastily.  After their interview with Chris Brockway, I felt compelled to try a couple bottles; epecially the Cabernet Franc (which quickly sold out – sorry).  When you see numbers like 12.5% (as in alcohol content) or even 11.9% (for the Cab Franc) for red...
Over Achieving and Under Priced:  Natalino del Prete

Over Achieving and Under Priced: Natalino del Prete

Sometimes wine is the most boring thing in the world.  Like anything that you spend too much time focused on you can become tired of it, jaded, and down right bored.  Well that has kind of been my mind set lately.  I am not sure what it is really, some blame it on Mercury being...
2001 Rioja Especiales!  La Rioja Alta & Marqués de Murrieta

2001 Rioja Especiales! La Rioja Alta & Marqués de Murrieta

2001 was a great year in Rioja.  At least two notable Bodegas, La Rioja Alta and Maqués de Murrieta, decided to release Reserva and Gran Reserva Especial bottlings.  In this particular case I am not sure whether the difference between Reserva and Gran Reserva is even worth noting, as the Marqués de Murrieta 2001 Gran...
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...
Viñedos de Íthaca Tasting @ Chambers Street Wines

Viñedos de Íthaca Tasting @ Chambers Street Wines

I had the good fortune to stop by a great tasting of wines from Spain’s Priorat region at Chambers Street Wines. The tasting was with Spanish wine maker Joseph Puig of  Viñedos de Íthaca. You can find out more about these wines at their website, but the winery is located in the Priorat region in Spain. The...