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DR. VINO  Quinta do Noval turns 300 – A tasting with Christian Seely
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016
The 1967 thus was eye-opening. Who cares about port? I scale waist-high snow mounds and leap slush puddles to attend a tasting of Noval ports yesterday. It was well worth it. Christian Seely (left) with Michael Quinttus of Vintus, who imports the wines. Christian Seely, the erudite and affable managing director of Quinta do Noval since 1993 (and head of AXA Millesimes), flew into New York to lead a tasting at the new tasting spot, Journée.
A WINE STORY  Fabulous SherryFest NYC!
| THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015
We had the opportunity to taste 1994, 1989, 1082, 1975, and 1967 vintages from Gonzalez Byass. Hats off to Peter Liem for bringing SherryFest to NYC once again. This is a near week of festivities surrounding this magical and somewhat mysterious style of fortified wine that has a long and delicious history. Few people recognize the variety of styles of Sherry, which is what the week of seminars and dinners helped clarify.
A WINE STORY  Meeting Gregory Viennois of Domaine Laroche
| TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015
Michel Laroche joined the family business in 1967, and today remains at the helm. . Isn't this chateau gorgeous? Just insert yourself in this photo and imagine yourself sitting in the shade, sipping a chilled glass of Grand Cru Chablis. Well, I can SO easily imagine myself doing just that!
EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  Watch Champions League Final 2013 Live Streaming Online
| SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013
Since 1967, a new trophy, the cup "big ears" is put in. Champions League Final 2013 Live Streaming Watch Champions League Final Live Stream by Choose the match below: Champions League UEFA, also called C1 and formerly European Champion Clubs its inception in 1955 until 1992, is an annual football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and where the best clubs européen continent.
VIGNA UVA VINO  Isola d'Elba
| SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013
Elba has had its own established DOC since 1967, and is considered part of the Tuscan region. Isola d''Elba , a wine region I''ve never written about, is probably best known as the site of Napoleon’s exile, but it also happens to be what Plini The Elder called "insula vini ferax", "the island that produces a lot of wine." During his exile on Isola d''Elba Napoleon allegedly had a strong partiality to Aliatico.
EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  Watch Nuggets vs Warriors Live Stream NBA Playoffs 2013
| FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
The Nuggets were founded in 1967 under the name Denver Rockets as one of the founding members of the American Basketball Association (ABA). [link] [starttext] Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors NBA Playoffs 2013 Nuggets vs Warriors NBA 2013 Playoffs Schedules/Dates: Game 1 - Sat April 20, Golden State at Denver, 5:30 p.m., ESPN Game 2 - Tue April 23, Golden State at Denver, 10:30 p.m., TNT Game 3 - Fri April 26, Denver at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.,
EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  Watch Pacers vs Sixers Live Stream NBA 2013 Free
| TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013
[link] [starttext] Indiana Pacers vs Philadelphia Sixers NBA 2013 Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 8:00 PM ET Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN The Pacers were in 1967 one of the founding members of the American Basketball Association (ABA) and in the following years one of the dominant teams of competing with the NBA league.
EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  Watch Oklahoma City Thunder vs San Antonio Spurs Live Stream
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
OKC Thunder was founded in 1967 under the name Seattle SuperSonics and took the start of the 1967/68 season on the game mode. [link] [starttext] OKC Thunder vs San Antonio Spurs NBA 2013 Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 9:30 PM ET Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma City Thunder is a professional basketball franchise of the North American basketball league NBA.
A WINE STORY  Visiting Santos Jorge Winery in Alentejo
| THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
The winery was established in 1967 with the purpose of exploring the land of an estate called Herdade Dos Machados, created in the 19 th century by one of the most important landowners of Portugal, who had different properties in Alentejo. “What a cold day to be in New York!”
A WINE STORY  Somm Guild Chablis Tutored Tasting
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
The freezes of the 1950s saw development in technology to keep the vines warm (aspersion, smudge pots, tarps, and electrical heating) and in 1967 the Cru system was developed. Fabulous tasting today with the Somm Guild at CorkBuzz! Matt Stamp MS led a tutored tasting of different appelations, from Petit Chablis to Grand Cru. The first hour was basically a history of the region from 90 AD. the Romans made wine, yet waves of different rulers changed the structure every few centuries.
A WINE STORY  100th Anniversary at d’Arenberg Winery
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
The 1968 Cabernet Sauvignon won the Jimmy Watson Trophy at the 1969 Royal Melbourne Wine Show and the 1967 Red Burgundy (Grenache based) was awarded 7 trophies and 29 gold medals in Australian capital city wine shows. " Ask her why d'Arenberg has such wacky names for their wines!" I asked a friend, seated with me at a dinner celebrating d'Arenberg's 100th year anniversary. The reason I had to ask the friend was because I had laryngitis and could not speak over a whisper. "I
DR. VINO  Telmo Rodriguez uncorks terroir in Rioja
| TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
” Starting with the 2010 vintage, Rodriguez returned to make the wines at Remelluri, the 375-acre estate (with 250 acres planted to vines) that his father, Jaime, purchased in 1967. Telmo Rodriguez was in full cry when I met him in New York City recently. Although the 50-year-old “driving winemaker” studied enology in Bordeaux, worked a vintage at J.L.
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  Old or Young Wines First?
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
We began with the flight from the 60's - the 1964, 1967, and 1969. The other night I had dinner with 7 other people in Manhattan, a dinner featuring 12 vintages of Marcarini Barolo Brunate. Three wines each from the 60's, 70's, 80's, two wines from the 90's, and the 2007. I had never before had such a broad array of Barolo vintages in one night. It was amazing to experience the evolution of such finely pedigreed Nebbiolo, to feel the changes as it gets older.
A WINE STORY  Tasting Wines of Ken Forrester
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2011
Chenin Blanc” all the levels of Chenin Blanc were naturally quite good, with the best being the FMC as the fruit is sourced from old (1967) bush vines, with low yields and three to five pickings. "So here i am, at Ken Forrester's 96 Winery Road restaurant in South Africa!". I first met Ken Forrester in New York at a trade event in New York City focusing on wines from South Africa.
WHY WINE BLOG  Facts About Tailgaiting
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
In 1967, fan braved a wind chill of 48 degrees below zero to see the Packers defeat the Cowboys in what would become known as the “Ice Bowl.” While recuperating from another ulcer problem, I've been doing very little on the blog and less on the wine tasting. Looks like I'll be back in a few days. In the mean time I have been watching a lot of NFL and NCAA football and reliving some of the old tailgating days out side the old Archbold Stadium and then the Carrier Dome here in Syracuse.
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  Dinner at Alto and Old Vallana Spanna
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
We drank the wines in several flights and the flight that I liked the best was the one with the wines from 1964, 1967, and 1968. The 1964 (supposedly a great vintage) and the 1967 (a good vintage) both showed this amazing bouillon cube savory character on the nose. Even if like me, you are an ignoramus when it comes to Italian wine, if some one asked you to name the places where the finest wines made of Nebbiolo come from, you would say Barolo and Barbaresco.
A WINE STORY  Visiting Valpolicella & Friuli
| MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2010
The next pairing was a 1967 and 2001 Amarone. so very excited to go on my first trip with the Association of Wine Educators (ASE). I have already met a few of them at UK related events and am curious to learn more about the Valpolicella region. Also very excited that Michelle Shaw is leading the group - I had last seen her in Manhattan possibly four years ago giving a very persuasive talk about Prosecco. I hope to learn more about Valpolicella and the region.
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  Levi's Luncheon
| FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010
We drank some old Nebbiolo, including 1969 Luigi Nervi & Figlio "Riserva del Titolare" Gattinara , 1964 Luigi Nervi & Figlio "Riserva del Titolare - Podere dei Ginepri" Gattinara , and 1964 and 1967 Fratelli Bettini Valtellina Sassella Riserva. The other day I was lucky enough to attend the luncheon honoring Levi Dalton, the head sommelier at Convivio who is now moving to Alto.
DR. VINO  Mayacamas Vineyards – tasting notes and more, from John Gilman
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2010
Prior to buying Mayacamas Vineyards in 1968, Bob spent the year of 1967 working alongside Joe Heitz at Heitz Cellars, and he credits Joe Heitz with much of his winemaking skills, though he is quick to point out that other seminal California winemakers at the time, including Louis Martini and André Tchelistcheff were also very free with their advice and were great influences on the Mayacamas style.
DR. VINO  A New York view of the wine world
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009
The World Almanac and Book of Facts: 1967. Recently, someone asked me, “so just how big is Burgundy, say, compared to Manhattan? Excellent question! Herewith, some of the world’s wine regions and their whole or fractional Manhattan equivalents: Manhattan is the smallest of the five boroughs of New York City at 14,478 acres (22.6 all sources appear after the jump.). Romanee-Conti (DRC) vineyard: 4.4 acres, about half of Bryant Park.
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  Tasting the Wines of Jaques Lassaigne
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2009
Le Cotet is a vineyard planted by Jacques Lassaigne between 1964 and 1967. The other day I was fortunate enough to meet Emmanuel Lassaigne, son of Jacques, and now the wine maker at Champagne Jacques Lassaigne. Jenny & François import these wines for the east coast, and they organized a tasting in a small and very comfortable setting that actually encouraged conversation, instead of merely offering a glass and a spit bucket.
DR. VINO  Taylor’s Quinta de Vargellas port - a vertical, 1958 - 2005
| FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009
1967 ( find this wine ): Aromas of violets and an undercurrent of spice undergirds more subtle notes of delicate licorice. What kind of a vintage port pairs with a recession? Well, in the case of Taylor’s, it’s the Quinta de Vargellas: this single vineyard wine’s most recent edition, the 2005, is about $45 compared with the current vintage port, the 2003, which is still north of $100. (Of
DR. VINO  Some upcoming NYC wine events
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009
Drop by, sample some of the free springtime wines and see if the 1967 Ferrari is still in the store! Reading about wine may be fun but there’s a lot to be said for tasting it. Many wine stores offer tastings, which are always free in New York and may be the best priced tastings for our times. But if you can rub two shekels together, there are some other paid events that offer some good opportunities in the near future. February 21 & 23: natural wine Nirvana.
VIGNA UVA VINO  Lamùri Nero D'Avola 2005 IGT
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2008
Producers notes: First vintage bottled in 1967, ?900 Along with a delicious dinner, we had this wine as our second bottle at Il Poeta this weekend. Lamùri, which means “The Love” in Sicilian dialect, reflects its name very well. With aromas of toasted oak, ripe red and black fruits, and a floral bouquet, followed by waves of cherry pie, jam and spice cascading on the palate, then settling with ease into a solid, balanced fruity finish.
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  Domaine Dujac Barrel Tasting
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2008
His father Jacques took over the Domaine in 1967 (Dujac = du Jacques) and became an icon as a wine maker. "I consider myself primarily a grape grower." - Jeremy Seysses. This statement perfectly describes the humble way that Jeremy conducts himself. I'm not sure that I would be able to be as humble, if I were in his shoes. I like to think that by nature I am a student of the things I love, an admirer and an appreciator. I rarely covet.
WINE TASTING GUY  Skurnik Tasting - my favorites (finally)
| TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2008
I have previously mentioned the 1967 Barolo I was fortunate to be able to try. It was from the E Pira (Chiara Boschis) & Borgogno winery and it was a 1967 "Giacomo Borgogno" Barolo Riserva (how is that for a mouthful?). I've mentioned this event twice and have promised to write a more comprehensive review. I'm happy to say that I've been very busy but have not forgotten my promise.
WINE TASTING GUY  2 Wine tasting events - Part 2
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2008
I tasted California wines, Oregon wines, French wines, Italian wines, young wines, sweet wines, old wines (I had an AMAZING 1967 Barolo that was very much alive & a 1993 Chardonnay that sadly tasted oxidized). The first wine tasting event I attended today was a portfolio tasting for Skurnik wines. I was invited as a perspective customer (as I work on moving forward with the Wine bar project) and was very happy to have been included. What an amazing tasting.
EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  DRINKING A 2005 BENSON FERRY OLD VINE ZINFANDEL WITH A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2008
Let me take you back to 1967 when a professor at UC Davis, Austin Goheen was visiting Italy and in Apulia had a wine called Primitivo by the locals that was very similar to the characteristics of Zinfandel which at the time was considered "America's vine and wine." You either love it or you hate it. You either know of it or associate with a blush. Is it related to Primitivo or not? Where does it come from and why is it so popular and plentiful in California and not so much everywhere else.