Posts tagged "Wine"
Über Winos Summit:  Fall 2012

Über Winos Summit: Fall 2012

I live in NYC.  Okay, well Brooklyn actually, but you know what I mean.  And I have been lucky enough to meet a lot of great people who are involved with wine, be it in the industry or as a consumer, or somewhere in between.  So it comes with the territory in a place like...
Vignes du Maynes & the Oldest Organic Vineyard in the World?

Vignes du Maynes & the Oldest Organic Vineyard in the World?

Vignes du Maynes proudly bears a crest at the top of the bottle with the year 910 AD.  There is also speculation that the enclosed vineyards (16 acres) have never been treated with chemicals since the beginning.  If so, this may make Vignes du Maynes the oldest organic vineyard in the world? Whether this is...
A Visit to Red Hook Winery

A Visit to Red Hook Winery

After an initial hit and run on Red Hook Winery, I went back for a more in depth tasting and tour this past weekend.  I had been intrigued by a couple of their white wines, well they were more orange actually, so we revisited and spent some quality time.  Love the location down on the...
Red Hook Winery:  Whole Cluster Press Cab Franc & Orange Chardonnay?

Red Hook Winery: Whole Cluster Press Cab Franc & Orange Chardonnay?

I am not really sure what to make of some of the wines from Brooklyn based Red Hook Winery, but a good friend brought a bottle of their Whole Cluster Press Cab Franc over for a recent BBQ and I was intrigued by its unique color and aromas, so I swung by the Red Hook...
Gordon's:  London's Oldest Wine Bar

Gordon’s: London’s Oldest Wine Bar

Established in 1898, Gordon’s is London’s oldest wine bar.  And despite all the time I have spent in London I have never been to Gordon’s, mostly because I did not know about it (until my mate Christy Frank alerted me).  I am asking myself, how is this possible?  Truth be told, this is not the...
Affordable Pinot Noir from Around the World

Affordable Pinot Noir from Around the World

I have had a love/hate relationship with Pinot Noir from go.  And I have not hidden that fact, though I have often felt shameful for not always being as flipped out about Pinot as many folks seem to be; be they wine connoisseurs or everyday drinkers, everyone seems to loves a Pinot.  I am occasionally...
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...
Notes from Rioja:  Miguel Merino - The Pope of Briones

Notes from Rioja: Miguel Merino – The Pope of Briones

Weeks before our trip to Rioja we were sitting in a wine bar discussing, well, wine of course, and we struck up a conversation with the barmaid.  We mentioned we were going to Rioja.  She mentioned she had spent some time there and thought we should try and find a great little Bodega owned by...
Best $15 Wine of the Year?  Domaine des 2 Anes, Fontanilles 2006 Corbieres

Best $15 Wine of the Year? Domaine des 2 Anes, Fontanilles 2006 Corbieres

Yes, you heard it correct.  This is the best bottle of wine I have tried this year at the $15 price point.  I would actually buy this wine again at $30! I happened to taste the Domaine des 2 Anes Fontanilles at UVA Wines one day not long ago.  There was a guy there pouring...
Notes from Rioja:  La Rioja Alta S.A.

Notes from Rioja: La Rioja Alta S.A.

Situated by the old train station in Haro in Rioja, La Rioja Alta is one of the classic Rioja bodegas.  Admittedly, it has been one of my favorite Rioja producers since first trying a bottle of Viña Ardanza, one of their several bottlings.  La Rioja Alta holds a great reputation here in the United States,...
Notes from Rioja:  R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia

Notes from Rioja: R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia

It is hard to know even where to begin, but we found ourselves on the road to Rioja mostly because of one thing:  R. López de Heredia Viña Tondonia.  The most old school of old school Rioja producers.  And one of the most traditional wineries in the world.  The aura around this winery, it’s wines,...
Notes from Rioja: Dinner @ Mesón Atamauri

Notes from Rioja: Dinner @ Mesón Atamauri

I have been exploring the Rioja wine region in Spain this week with some friends.  We have had some great experiences, met some wonderful and generous people, and have drunk some amazing bottles of Rioja.  We enjoyed these two old school Rioja’s at Mesón Atamauri in Haro, Rioja.  They were both drinking amazingly, and were...