Posts tagged "Neal Rosenthal"
Barbaresco Discovery:  De Forville

Barbaresco Discovery: De Forville

I really didn’t know much about the De Forville Barbaresco before purchasing a bottle, which was fairly priced and highly recommended, but I am kicking myself a bit for not doing my usual routine of buying two bottles, as this is great stuff.  And I should have known as much as it is a Neal...
New Wine Discoveries @ Buvette

New Wine Discoveries @ Buvette

I had been recommended to dine at Buvette on Grove Street in the West Village by a good friend.  One look at their sweet website and the deal was sealed.  The place is small, takes no reservations, and is basically French small plates.  Ambiance is banging, and so is the vibe.  Service is French, as...
Keens:  Best Steak House in NYC!

Keens: Best Steak House in NYC!

I recently dined at Keen’s Chophouse with some friends for a holiday meal along with several hundred other New Yorkers who clambered to have their ideal holiday meal at one of the city’s most iconic restaurants and what is, in my estimation, the best classic steak house in the NYC (sorry Peter Luger).  Yes, that’s...
Under $20 Awesomeness

Under $20 Awesomeness

If you think you have to spend a lot to get a lot, well I can tell you, that is not always the case.  And here are two very fine examples for your consideration. First up, Domaine Monpertuis 2009 Cote du Rhone.  Normally I avoid Cotes du Rhone for the very fact that they are...
Cote Rotie, Cornas, & Neal Rosenthal

Cote Rotie, Cornas, & Neal Rosenthal

This blog post is so long over due that I am almost ashamed to put it out there.  But we are talking about Neal Rosenthal here who is a hero to many people in the world of wine, myself included.  Neal Rosenthal started as an importer of authentic wines in the 1970s and is among...
Funky Town:  Domaine Faillenc Sainte Marie, Corbieres 2007

Funky Town: Domaine Faillenc Sainte Marie, Corbieres 2007

Domaine Faillenc Sainte Marie Corbieres 2007 – $14.99 Take me to funky town.  First day, all animal vinegar B.O.  In the mouth, there are hints of earthy red tart fruit.  Second day, animal funk is fading, fruit surging ahead in the mid palate.  This suggests the wine needs time, or at least some air, like...
Jura:  The most interesting wine region you've never heard of.

Jura: The most interesting wine region you’ve never heard of.

Wines from France’s Jura region are beginning to get some serious attention here in NYC, and elsewhere.  They are stocked in the best shops and are popping up on restaurant menus.  Yet they remain relatively unknown to most people.  The region, located east of Burgundy in France, has a long history of traditional wine making. ...
Montevertine 2004 Sangiovese at Diner Restaurant, Williamsburg

Montevertine 2004 Sangiovese at Diner Restaurant, Williamsburg

My good friend and fellow wine lover Vanessa was in town from London this week and she came out to visit us in Williamsburg and see our son Wylie.  After he went to bed, Vanessa and I went around the corner to Diner, (which quintessentially represents the neighborhood I think), as I wanted Van to...