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A WINE STORY  Visiting Chateau Soutard
| MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
The Chateau was bought in 2006 from the La Mondiale insurance company for over 35 thousand Euros, who put a lot of energy, creativity, and money to refurbish the Chateau, the Chai, and focus on improving the vineyard. This year, the Union Des Grand Crus changed the program for journalists, arranging for small groups to make afternoon visits after the En Primeur tasting.
A WINE STORY  Union Des Grands Crus comes to NYC for 2014 Vintage
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017
Smith Haut Lafitte 2009, 2006, 2005, 2012 and Smith Blanc 2012. Grand Puy Lacoste 2009, 2006, 2005, 2003. Great showing for the 2014 Vintage. Earlier that day, The Wine Media Guild (excellently coordinated by Mark Golodetz) featured speakers Fabien Teitgen, Technical Director at Smith Haut Lafitte, Emeline Borie of Grand Puy Lacoste and (the general manager representing Patrick Maroteaux of Branaire-Ducru) and wine from their Chateaux.
A WINE STORY  Tasting Notes Week of December 14, 2016
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016
2006 Colpetrone Gold from Montepalco Sagrantino. 2014 Bianca’s White. Bianca’s White is an expressive blend of 62% Sauvignon Blanc and 38% Semillon with exceptional depth and character. Each varietal was aged in white Bordeaux French oak barrels and stirred on the lees to enhance the richness and complexity. This wine really packs a punch!
A WINE STORY  Tasting Vino Vik with Technical Director Patrick Valette
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016
It’s vines were planted in 2006 and Chile’s Millahue Valley and now the object wine commands prices of over $140 a bottle. Curious about high and wine from Chile? Patrick Valette has the answer. I just had a fabulous tasting with Patrick Valette, the technical director of Vino Vik. Patrick is a very charming gentleman, who has lived and worked all over the world.
A WINE STORY  Tasting with Cristobal Undurraga Marimon of Koyle
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016
In 2006, the family sold the Undurraga winery, vineyards, and brand in an effort to establish the new Koyle Winery located in one of the most premium spots in Chile for wine making. A fabulous evening with Cristobal Undurraga Marimon, an owner and technical director of Koyle winery in Colchagua, Chile. The Undurraga family started in the Chilean wine business in 1885 and the business has been growing steadily since 1903.
A WINE STORY  Introduction: The Man Behind PR Vino
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016
As I understand it, he started his career in Italy as a highly respected journalist and editor, worked in radio and television, and then created the PR company PR Comunicare il Vino in 2006. Have you been to Tuscany? Though I have been to various regions over the years, a recent trip I took with PR Vines really opened my eyes to the specific Pisa region – and its talented producers – in a new way. Riccardo Gabriele AND JOURNALISTS.
A WINE STORY  New Wine from Cristobal Undurraga Marimon
| THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
In 2003, Cristobal Undurraga Marimon found himself in Mendoza, Argentina, as Lead Enologist for Vina Kaiken, a position he held until 2007 when his father, two brothers and sister asked him to return to Chile to oversee the vineyards and winemaking for a new project called Koyle … the first new wine label to be released from the Undurraga family since the family sold the vineyards, winery and family label in 2006.
A WINE STORY  Interview with Adrien Olivier of Domaine de Chevalier
| MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016
The reason is that during a dinner in early 2006, industrialist Robert Peugeot and three wine makers, Olivier Bernard of Domaine de Chevalier, Stephan Von Neipperg of Château Canon La Gaffelière and Xavier Planty, the estate’s director, decided to buy Guiraud, uniting their shared passion for wine, gastronomy, nature and hunting.
A WINE STORY  Lunch with Library Wines from Groth
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016
The library wines began with the Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1995 vintage, and included the Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1998, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1999, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, and “normal” 2012 along with the 2014 Sauvignon Blanc. Do You Adore Library Cabernet Sauvignon Wines from Groth?
A WINE STORY  Tasting Amarone Cesari in Valpolicella During #AnteprimaAmarone
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016
Bosan Riserva 2006. Do you love tasting Amarone in Valpolicella? “Allora,” says vibrant Vivian Nella Stagni, hospitality manager at Cesari in Valpolicella. She is wearing a very cool herringbone jacket and black jeans as she greets us this surprisingly warm, spring seeming day. Cesari will be celebrating its 80th birthday in a few days, and owns 120 ha — in fact, they just bought more.
A WINE STORY  Ritz-Carlton Wine Dinner with Chateau Talbot Owner Jean-Paul Bignon
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016
The first set of red Bordeaux, the 2011 and the 2006, was serviced with the swordfish. The 2011 was still fresh and maturing well, and the 2006 was perfect at the moment and the 2000 served with the next course was simply a rare treat. Do you love fine Bordeaux wine from Saint Julien like Chateau Talbot? Do you crave the excellent cuisine and luxurious service of the Central Park Ritz Carlton? Jean-Paul Bignon.
DR. VINO  Will eliminating tipping crimp wine sales?
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2015
The publisher of Wine Spectator set off a firestorm in 2006 when he tackled the subject. Danny Meyer’s restaurants will phase out tipping next year. Simultaneously, they will raise prices 25% and remove the tip line from diners’ checks. “There will be one total, as if you were buying a sweater at Brooks Brothers,” Danny Meyer told the New York Times. No more tipping at the coat check or the bar either.
A WINE STORY  Introducing 2007 Vintage Perrier-Jouët’s Belle Epoque
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2015
Other wines tasted over lunch included the Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut NV with the Big Eye Tuna Tartare starter and first course of Pan Seared Sea Scallops (both pairing nicely with this crisp elegant wine) and the Champagne Perrier-Joet Belle Epoque Rose 2006 with the dessert of Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta. Chef de Caves Herve Deschamps (blue tie) and Jean de CastelnautT.
VIGNA UVA VINO  Tenuta Luce Della Vite, Toscana
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2015
2006: gorgeous to lay down licorice 2002: clay, violets, smooth tannins, blackberry, licorice, tar, balsamic, chewy 2000: beautiful aromas flowers even tempered smooth blue fruits ripe cherry 1998: ruby colors with rust around rim, complex aromas blending vanilla and caramel, while flavors are clean showing apricot and ripe peach with berries and a sparking balanced finish.
A WINE STORY  A look at ProWein 2015
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015
It was also surprising to learn that the expense of the Viura grape meant that at least one famous Spanish company had stopped production of the white Rioja style, so famously aged in wood and so classic that it had been on the Masters of Wine exam in 2006. “We haven’t been to other trade shows in years,” said one Australian export manager, explaining he wouldn’t be seeing me at other trade fairs in the next few months.
DR. VINO  Why the Euro at nine-year low won’t hit wine shelves soon
| MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
against the US dollar overnight, a level last seen in 2006. The euro hit 1.18 One might think that suddenly Barolos, Burgundies and Champagnes will suddenly become cheaper here in the US. Well, a European wine lover can dream…Here are six reasons why we won’t see discounts on wine shelves in the immediate future. Retailers have stock on their shelves already. They have to clear that inventory. On that note: watch out for January sales.
DR. VINO  Zipz wine gets $2.5 million funding on Shark Tank
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014
Scire was the Global Head of REDI Products at Goldman Sachs from 2000 to 2006. The sharks love them some wine. Especially Kevin O’Leary. The self-proclaimed “Mr. Wonderful” on the ABC show “Shark Tank” reached an agreement to invest $2.5 million in the single-serve wine company called Zipz. That gave Zipz the $25 million they were seeking. Making the presentation for Zipz was Andrew McMurray. McMurray is more known in the wine world as.
A WINE STORY  Dinner with Cristobal Undurraga of Chile’s Vina Koyle
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
More than a century later (2006), the family sold its Undurraga name/brand and began the new Vina Koyle project, giving Cristobal - a trained and well seasoned enologist - a free hand in creating a new biodynamic project called Koyle. Cristobal''s family. So "wow" is all I can say after dining with Cristobal Undurraga of Chile''s Vina Koyle in the Colchagua DO Valley.
A WINE STORY  Planet Bordeaux Press Seminar with Michael Madrigale
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
I tried many 2006''s and 2008''s reds, all to be had for a very reasonable price and all showing the ability to maintain with even more age. So do you think you know wines from Bordeaux? Many people assume "Bordeaux" means expensive, yet Michael Madrigale made some excellent points on why it really should be considered a wine for everyday dinners. First - and this was an impressive stat - 75% of Bordeaux AOC and Superior is produced in Entre-deux-Mers.
DR. VINO  G.D. Vajra in Barolo – “clean traditionalist”
| THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
But both these vintages will “give more joy” than 2004 and 2006. Giuseppe Vaira was caught in a fight when he was in elementary school. It wasn’t the sort of meet-you-at-the-bike-racks kind of thing. No, it encapsulated what might happen only to the son of a winemaker, or even the son of a Barolo winemaker. He was classmates with two other kids who were also from wine families.
A WINE STORY  Cartavi Awards 2013 Journalist Dinner & Afternoon Tasting at Cervantes Institute
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014
Torres Grans Muralles 2006. Fabulous to see the effervescent Nuria Ruiz today. it''s been nearly a year since we traveled in Catalonia together and I discovered that Catalonia is NOT spain! It was funto see producers again also that I met on the trip, such as Francisco de la Rosa Torello of Torello Cava, who told me that Asians were some of his biggest customers for his upscale barrel-fermented Cava (by the way, the 225 is delicious!).
A WINE STORY  Experiencing Terre del Barolo
| TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014
First we try the 2006 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione which has a brown/red garnet color and intense spice and cinnamon on the nose along with the signature flavors of tar and roses on the palate. The 2006 Borolo from Monvigliero was also brown garnet in color, with a nose of faded roses and medium acidity and ripe concentrated fruit on the palate.
DR. VINO  Delectable: the only wine app you need
| THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
The force behind the company is Alex Fishman, who graduated from Carnegie-Mellon in 2006 and later joined Palantir, the Silicon Valley company, now valued at $9 billion, that does a lot of work for the NSA and the CIA in counterterrorism (here’s a backgrounder in Forbes ). In my wine classes, people often ask me, “What’s the best wine app?”
SLAKED  2006 Flowers Camp Meeting Ridge
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
2006 Sonoma USA Dark purple, red at the edge. Lithely fruity style with subtle rich mushroom qualities. Drink now.
A WINE STORY  Tasting Notes January 27, 2014
| MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
The two wines were the Dama de toro Crianza 2006 (a mix of Tempranillo and Garnacha) and the 2010 Tempranillo. 2006 acidity medium berries black berries red black licorice blend possible climate hot News oaked tannins high Tempranillo Toro Wine reviews Tasted two wines from Dama de Toro, from the Douro Valley in Spain. Actually blind tasted them. an interesting activity as wines from Toro, even tempranillo, are different from the rest of Spain.
SLAKED  2006 Dashe Zinfandel Louvau Vnyd
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
2006 Sonoma USA This is great, as was the 2007 Dry Creek Valley AVA Zin (non vnyd designate) from Dashe I tasted earlier in the year. Blackberry color. Briary, rhubarb aromatics. It''s dry and rings with a succulent acidity that is at once refreshing and tantalizing. Chalky but not aggressive tannin, purple-fruited, with dry herbs in the middle. Worth seeking out!
A WINE STORY  2006 Monier de la Chaptoutier Sizeanne
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014
Tasting. Colour : deep garnet red, with purplish lights. Nose : red fruit (rapberry, blackcurrant), with a hint of liquorice. Mouth : good attack, round and elegant wine with concentrated and gentle tannins. The final is on blackcurrant, raspberry and spicy (pepper) aromas when it is you. Grape variety. Syrah.
DR. VINO  The top wine at Sotheby’s in 2013
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014
The most expensive wine auction lot ever sold at Sotheby’s: $1,051,600 for 50 cases of Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982 (sold November 2006 in New York). Domaine de la Romanée Conti topped the charts at Sotheby’s last year. The auction house (and wine retailer) sold $57.9 million of wine in 2013 and DRC accounted for $7.2 million of that. Almost three quarters of the DRC was sold in Hong Kong. Lafite was second at $5.2 million and Pétrus and Haut Brion tied for third with $4.6
A WINE STORY  Annual Wine Media Guild Champagne Lunch
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014
Cave re-enactment at Ruinart. Always the high point of the year, Ed McCarthy, author of “Champagne for Dummies,” pulled out all the stops for a fabulous tasting of vintage treasures and brand icons. The 2002 Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d’Or was exquisite … I had just visited the property. The Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 1995 was just as delicious as it sounds. And the Krug Grand Cuvee absolutely unforgettable.
SLAKED  2006 Carter Vnyd Hillblock Pinot Noir
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014
2006 Oregon USA Deep ruddy rose with mild bricking. Candied cherry nose. Dusty cherry and lite cranberry with mild bay leaf, menthol, pine, and jolly rancher red. Quite nice.
SLAKED  2006 Belle Pente Vnyd Pinot Noir
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2013
2006 Oregon USA Lightly hazy rose color with significant bricking even at 7. Very sophisticated aromas: rose, orange, musque, earth, oak. Bright berry notes: dusky cranberry, tart cherry, and a searing citrus element. Very lite finish, mostly on acid. Would pair best with fowl.
SLAKED  2005/2006 DuMOL Pinot/Syrah
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2013
2005 2006 Sonoma USA Tasted Christmas Day with roast duck. I''m always surprised and happy how varietal and terroir-driven these wines are. DuMOL has very distinct flavor profiles. The Pinot was elegant and sophisticated in a very French style (dry, complex, no RS) with fresh herb and floral notes rounding out the tart red berry tones. The Syrah (much darker and chunkier) is gamey, herby, bloody, and succinct. Both are worth the price.
SLAKED  2006 Michel Magnien 1er Morey-Saint-Denis Millandes
| SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2013
2006 Burgundy France Spectacular. Deep red rose color. Expressive aromas of raspberry jam, cassis, lite mint. Very soft, but very Dijon. Notes of dark berries, cream, vanilla, and pomegranate.
DR. VINO  Rudy Kurniawan trial, Day 5
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
Parker owns two wine business in LA that sold Rudy seven bottles of 1962 Domaine de la Romanée Conti – Romanée Conti in June 2006. A piece of evidence shown the jury: a scene from Kurniawan’s home on the day of his arrest last year. There was talk about guns from the witness box today, in the fifth day or the trial of Rudy Kurniawan, accused wine counterfeiting. And they might as well have been smoking guns.
EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  Arsenal vs Everton Live Streaming Free !
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013
Twice finalists in this Cup Winners Cup in 1980 and 1995, they also reached the finals of the UEFA Cup in 2000 and the Champions League in 2006. Watch Arsenal vs Everton Live Streaming EPL Match. Here you can watch the games online for free. Arsenal Everton Live Stream Sunday, 8 Dec 2013 - 16.00 GMT Time Arsenal FC is an English football club from wollwich the southeastern city of london. Under coach Arsene Wenger, Arsenal became a respected clubs in the UK and Europe.
EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  Watch Aston Villa vs Fulham Live Stream 2013 Free
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013
Since the late 1960s, Aston Villa for many years has been marked by its chairman Doug Ellis and millionaire before the takeover of the club initiated by the American entrepreneur Randy Lerner in 2006 a new era.
A WINE STORY  Experiencing Bubbly from Ferrari in Trentino DOC (Italy)
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2013
They include the 2006 Ferrari Pere, a Blanc de Blanc sourced exclusively from estate owned vineyards and spends 60 months on lees giving it a fine mousse and long elegant finish, the signature Ferrari Brut NV (100% Chardonnay) which spends 24 months on lees and has a citrus, fresh quality, and the delicious Ferrari Rose NV, a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay). "So what does a man do when he has five sons?" Well, one possibility is to buy a winery and put them all to work.
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  Thanksgiving Wines, yet again.
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013
I first did this in 2006 and nothing about the way I approach this has changed. This time of year I always feel like staying out of the internet chatter on what wine to drink with the Thanksgiving meal. But I just looked back and in almost every year that I''ve written this blog, I do in fact make some Thanksgiving recommendations. Although I got funnier in 2010 , I would say. Wines for Thanksgiving?
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  Drinking a Few Things from the Cellar
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
In 2006 I continued to buy wine to drink but I also bought some wines with the intention of cellaring them. As I look through my remaining purchases from 2006 and 2007, I see that the wines are mostly Loire Valley and Burgundy wines, and that I did better with the Loire selections. In 2005 I got into wine again, after a long time away. I bought some bottles and drank all of them.
DR. VINO  The EU bids adieu to the liquids ban
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
Japan has been using liquid screening since 2006 ; the LA Times reports that the EU will be lifting the liquid ban come January. Perhaps you are reading this on your smartphone as you push back from the gate. With the end of the FAA’s ban on the use of personal electronic devices at take-off and landing, such a scenario is now possible (though in the latest for the “death of print,” magazine sales at airport kiosks will probably fall further).
SLAKED  Rudd Winery Tasting
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
2006 Oakville Estate: A lighter shade of purple: more pronounced briar, cassis, vine leaf, and succinct vanilla. 2012 Mt. Veeder Sauvignon Blanc. Pale hay. Still tight nose. Acacia, mellow grapefruit, perhaps a mild tangerine note. Very light in the mouth. There is some oak as well. Winery says unfined and unfiltered. 2010 Samantha''s Cabernet Sauvignon: very deep Burgundy color. Ripe candied-cherry aromas. Very full, ripe. Fat comes to mind. Nice dark purple fruit profile.
A WINE STORY  A Wine Story - Untitled Article
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013
The WSET textbooks I began studying in 2006 had snapshots of the Douro region, with the terraced vineyards, yet nothing compares to seeing this region on a gorgeous clear, warm fall day just after harvest. Have you seen pictures of the steep terraces of the Douro valley? Very dramatic, yes?
A WINE STORY  Visiting Champagne J.Lassalle
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
Chantal works with her mother Olga (also very well dressed and elegant when I meet her later in the visit) and her daughter Angeline Templier, who joined the in 2006. ‘Bonjure,” says immaculately dressed Chantal Decelle-Lassalle, a very elegant looking woman who carries off the finesse French women have long been known for.
A WINE STORY  Exploring La Peira en Damaisela in the Languedoc
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013
The 2006 Las Flors is 35% Syrah, 45% Grenache, and 20% Mourvedre, and received 94 points from the wine advocate. "You must be so lonely!" I say to Jeremie Depierre, the young vigneron of La Peira en Damaisela, technically located in the very hot and fashionable Terrasses du Larzac AOC. This vineyard, with a "barn" of a winery, is located between Grange des Peres and Daumas Gassac -- in fact, we visited this place after Daumas Gassac.
A WINE STORY  Exploring Valentin Bianchi: Argentine Wines with Italian Roots
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
A MAJOR favorite was the 2006 Particular Cabernet Sauvignon (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petite Verdot, 7% Malbec) which has to be among my favorite wines of the world. Federico Nino, Export Manager. so last night it was so interesting to meet Federico Nino, export manager for Bodega Valentin Bianchi in Argentina for a variety of reasons.
VIGNA UVA VINO  Valsan 1831 Noviembre de Finca El Monegrillo 2006, Spain
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013
From Manchuela, Spain where the popular red grape is usually Tempranillo, here is a tasty blend of 60% Shiraz with 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 14 months in French oak Allier barrels of varying cooperages, with different degrees of toast and stave sizes. Deep garnet colors in the glass with aromas of dark fruit, blackberry pie and mint along with a toasted earthy edge. Nice rounded tannins and good acidity along with flavors of caramel, underbrush, anise and pepper.
A WINE STORY  Meeting Beatrice Contini Bonacossi of Capezzana Conte Contini Bonacossi
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
2006 Vin Santa Riserva . Wow, what a fab experience! It''s not often that a wine lunch is held in a very swish downtown apartment, or that it features a vertical tasting of wines dating back to 1968. or even that the speaker is an owner of the winery that dates back 450 years. Of course, there are other ways to spend a sunny Fall afternoon than sipping these still-fresh vintage wines, an listening to an oral history of the family, yet I digress.
EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  Watch Faroe Islands vs Germany Live Streaming 2013 Free
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2013
Germany has also completed the last three editions of the global competition on the podium (2nd in 2002, 3rd in 2006 and 2010). Faroe Islands vs Germany Live Streaming Tuesday, 10 Sept 2013 - 19.45 GMT The soccer team of Germany (German Deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft), consists of a selection of the best German players under the auspices of the DFB.
A WINE STORY  Meeting Beppe Caviola of Damilano Barolo
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
The 2006 Barolo Brunate was a bit more aggressive than the others, and seemed to need a bit more time to soften. Very interesting to meet Beppe Caviola of Damilano Barolo, and taste four of his wines. In 2002 he received the Winemaker of the Year award from Gambero Rosso as well as many others, and the four wines showed his intelligence and insight. The 2008 Lecinquevigne is a blend of five vineyards with vines aged up to 50 years.
EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  Arsenal vs Fenerbahce Live Streaming Free !
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013
Twice finalists in this Cup Winners Cup in 1980 and 1995, they also reached the finals of the UEFA Cup in 2000 and the Champions League in 2006. Watch Arsenal vs Fenerbahce Live Streaming Champions League Match. Here you can watch the games online for free. Arsenal vs Fenerbahce Live Stream Tuesday, 27 August 2013 - 19.45 GMT Time Arsenal FC is an English football club from wollwich the southeastern city of london.
EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  Aston Villa vs Liverpool FC Live Stream 2013 Free
| SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2013
Since the late 1960s, Aston Villa for many years has been marked by its chairman Doug Ellis and millionaire before the takeover of the club initiated by the American entrepreneur Randy Lerner in 2006 a new era. Aston Villa vs Liverpool FC Live Stream Saturday, 24 August 2013 - 17.30
SLAKED  2006 Monte Bello
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013
USA 2006 Ridge Vineyards Deep iridescent black-red color. Expressive and exotic oak aromas; black licorice, prune. Full but bright on the palate: strawberry rhubarb, fennel, toffee/caramel, and just mellow star anise. The American oak really comes through; it adds a layer I never really find done well in Napa. Certainly fuller than the 2005, and more adolescent in character; a very expressive and almost flamboyant Monte Bello.
EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  CSKA Moscow vs Kuban Krasnodar Live Streaming 2013 Free
| SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2013
The football team won the Soviet championship seven times, namely in 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1970 and 1991, and the Russian Cup in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2012/13, beyond the Soviet Cup in 1945, 1948, 1951, 1955 and 1991, the Russian 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013, also 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2009, the Russian Supercup. Watch CSKA Moscow vs Kuban Krasnodar Live Streaming Russian Premier League Match on Sunday, 18 August 2013.
A WINE STORY  Bodega Achaval Ferrer Visits New York
| MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013
He and his partners searched for the best land they could find - one that happened to already have plots of old vine Malbec - and went on to produce wines made from 100% Malbec (Finca Mirador) as well as a Bordeaux Varietal under the Quimera name, which depending on the vintage can be a fairly close distribution between Merlot and Malbec (2006) along with other varietals, or primarily Malbec (31% in 2010 compared to 20% Merlot).
EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  Watch Western Bulldogs vs West Coast Eagles Live Stream AFL Free
| SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013
West Coast won his first Premier League in 1992, after the defeat in the finals last year, won two more in 1994 and 2006. Watch Western Bulldogs vs West Coast Eagles Live Stream AFL 2013 Online Free at evwg.blogspot.com. Western Bulldogs vs West Coast Eagles Live Stream Sunday, 28 July 2013 - 3:20PM The West Coast Eagles are an Australian rules football club in Perth, Western Australia, currently playing in the Australian Football League (AFL).
EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  Watch Lokomotiv Moscow vs CSKA Moscow Live Streaming 2013 Free
| FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013
The football team won the Soviet championship seven times, namely in 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1970 and 1991, and the Russian Cup in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2012/13, beyond the Soviet Cup in 1945, 1948, 1951, 1955 and 1991, the Russian 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013, also 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2009, the Russian Supercup. Watch Lokomotiv Moscow vs CSKA Moscow Live Streaming Russian Premier League Match on Sunday, 28 July 2013.
EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  Watch Costa Rica vs Belize Live Streaming Gold Cup 2013
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013
Been the team of the Central American country Costa Rica has qualified for three World Cup tournaments in 1990, 2002 and 2006. In the latter, appeared in the opening match against hosts Germany on 9 June 2006 in Munich. 2006 had to travel home from three games the team to zero points. Watch Costa Rica vs Belize Live Streaming Gold Cup 2013 from Justin.tv, ATDHE, MYP2P, Lemonsport, Livescorehunter, lshunter, ilemi, and Many More!
EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  Watch Panama vs Martinique Live Stream Gold Cup 2013
| MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013
So far, it''s the team not yet been able to qualify for a World Cup, but reached Panama in qualifying for the 2006 World Cup, the final qualifying round. Watch Panama vs Martinique Live Stream Gold Cup 2013 from Justin.tv, ATDHE, MYP2P, Lemonsport, Livescorehunter, lshunter, ilemi, and Many More! in Justin, Sopcast, Ustream, Vshare, Livevdo, Freedocast, Veemi, YYcast etc. Panama v Martinique Gold Cup 2013 Thursday, 11th July 2013 - 8.30
DR. VINO  CEO: Wine.com “is doing fine”
| FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013
I joined Mike and his team in 2006 because I saw a category that consumers wanted to buy online, healthy customer and supplier relations and a great team that had been mismanaged. A financial blog posted that the private equity firm backing wine.com is “dumping their failed investment” in the company. Wine.com CEO claims the company “is doing fine” and has grown revenue to $75 million although he cites the “challenging” space that is wine online retail.
DR. VINO  The top twelve wine heists
| TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013
Stockholm, Sweden, August, 2006: A 600-bottle collection of old Bordeaux was stolen from the Ulriksdals Wärdshus restaurant in Stockholm. News appeared today that thieves broke into Chateau d’Yquem and stealing 380 (half) bottles of the famed sweet wine. The wine theft was valued at $166,000. Sadly, wine heists have become more common of late. Where does the d’Yquem debacle rank in the top ten?
EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  Watch Nadal vs Ferrer Live Streaming Final French Open 2013
| SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013
He won eleven Grand Slam titles including Roland Garros on seven occasions in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 20129. Nadal v Ferrer Final Live Streaming French Open 2013 Tennis Sunday, 9 June 2013 - 13.00 GMT Rafael Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player, professional since 2001, born June 3, 1986 in Manacor on the island of Majorca, in the Balearic Islands.
WHY WINE BLOG  Wrapping Up Finger Lakes Wine Month
| TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013
I picked this one up on our last tour, to replace the 2006 I recently finished. Each time we do a wine tour, I get to splurge on one or two wines and earlier this month, I chose this one because the recently finished 2006 was by far the best Finger Lakes red wine I have ever tasted. The month of May is just about over and I still have a few Finger Lakes wines to start out the summer with. Maybe not enough, but it''s a start.
EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  Watch Germany vs Ecuador Live Streaming Friendly 2013
| SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013
Germany has also completed the last three editions of the global competition on the podium (2nd in 2002, 3rd in 2006 and 2010). Ecuador v Germany Live Streaming 2013 Wednesday, 29 May 2013 - 19.15 GMT The soccer team of Germany (German Deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft), consists of a selection of the best German players under the auspices of the DFB.
SLAKED  2006 Sine Qua Non The Hoodoo Man
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
USA 2006 Central Coast Light yellow gold color. Muted honeyed aromas. Notes of apricot, peach, coconut and vanilla; some heat on the finish, with a lingering pineapple component.
A WINE STORY  AWE Celebrates 20th Anniversary
| MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013
We tasted the 2000 Vintage of the Cheval Blanc as well as the 2006, and the 2006 vintage of Le Petite Chateau. An incredible experience - I found the 2006 Cheval Blanc rich and full bodied and though one can drink it now, wait for another ten years. The Association of Wine Educators, based in the UK, organized a fabulous trip to Bordeaux to celebrate our 2oth anniversary. . Our home base was Chateau Pey la Tour, which is owned by Dourth.
VIGNA UVA VINO  Isola d'Elba
| SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013
Back in the fall of 2006 I took my first trip through Tuscany on a cycling tour where I visited many wonderful Italian sites, stayed at magnificent hotels , dined on fantastic dishes, made new friends, and drank many amazing wines. 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."
WHY WINE BLOG  Day In The Finger Lakes 7 - Keuka In Bloom
| SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013
I recently finished a 2006 I had been keeping and could not pass up on the ''08, which I will keep for hopefully one to two years. First weekend in May, the weather is beautiful, I don''t want to mow the lawn, fix the steps, plant the flower garden, paint the shed, till the veggie garden or clean my room. Since I have nothing to do, what a wonderful chance to take off to Keuka Lake and pick up a few potted plants.
A WINE STORY  En Primeur 2013: Sunday Sauternes Dinner at Chateau LaFaurie-Peyraguey
| TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
The 2006 also has excellent structure and high acidity, with the minerality shining through. How curious an entire year has passed since I last sipped various vintages of Chateau La Faurie Peyraguey with fellow journalists, under the delightful care of technical manager Eric Larramona, an attractive man in his thirties who looks a bit like a very handsome Clark Kent (you know, Superman) with dark hair, sleek designer glasses, enthusiasm, and sense of energy and fun.
DR. VINO  What they’re drinking: The Wine Advocate, Inc.
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
Remoissenet 2006 Bienvenue-Batard-Montrachet. It’s pretty common to post pictures of which wines you’re drinking on Instagram or Twitter. If you’re drinking really great stuff, I suppose it’s a little douchey (although those photos do get the most “likes,” etc). But what if you pre-post a lineup of 34 magnums you will be tasting over the next few nights? That’s what Bob Parker did for the Wine Advocate staff (and owners?
EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  Watch Aston Villa vs Sunderland Live Stream 2013 Free
| TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
Since the late 1960s, Aston Villa for many years has been marked by its chairman Doug Ellis and millionaire before the takeover of the club initiated by the American entrepreneur Randy Lerner in 2006 a new era. [link] [starttext] Aston Villa vs Sunderland Premier League 2013 Monday, 29 April 2013 - 20.00
A WINE STORY  Tasting Tons de Duorum 2011 & Alente Riserva 2006
| MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
The red was a 2006 Alente from Alentejo - an area of Portugal noted for their sophisticated red wines. Last night at The Modern in Manhattan I tasted some really fabulous wines - very surprising! The biggest surprise was a Portuguese white, Tons de Duorum 2011 - frankly, I did not know what to expect as I do not have white wines from Portugal very often. Tasting it (without knowing the varietals) I would swear it was a Sauvignon Blanc with its floral aromas and bright racy acidity.
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  Poulsard - A Survey of the Current NYC Market
| SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013
2006 Domaine de la Tournelle Ploussard de Montellier (Poulsard is sometimes called Ploussard), imported by Jenny & François. There are dark and brooding red wines, light and joyous red wines, and everything in between, and all can be delicious and satisfying - they all have their place. Poulsard , though, exists almost outside of the spectrum of red wine. As far as I know, Poulsard is vinified only in the Jura region of France.
EAST VILLAGE WINE GEEK  Watch Nuggets vs Warriors Live Stream NBA Playoffs 2013
| FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013
Greatest success of the team was the division title in 1977, 1978, 1985, 1988 and 2006. [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., ESPN2 Game 4 - Sun April 28, Denver at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.,
SLAKED  2006 Abreu Madrona Ranch
| SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2013
USA 2006 Napa Valley Red-black color. Clove, black licorice, graphite, semi-sweet wild berry, caramel and rhubarb. Definitely a smokey and leathery complex about it. A touch of heat and crushed white pepper on the finish.
A WINE STORY  Riesling Vs. Gewurztraminer
| THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013
Okay, the first time I compared these two different varietals was using the same producer and the same year, back when I was a WSET student in 2006, taking my first advanced course. It seems incredible to me now that there would be difficulty telling these two grapes apart, yet I was six weeks into the wine world and the aroma of fresh, ripe peach and lychee in both wines could be cause for confusion. Recently I sampled both wines above.
DR. VINO  Confronting climate change in Germany – four views
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
Now, warmer vintages are becoming more frequent as 2003, 2006, 2007, and the current releases from 20011 show. Thomas Haag of Schloss-Lieser, Andreas Adam of A.J. Adam, and Dorothee Zilliken of Zilliken. Confronting a warming climate was one of the main topics at a panel discussion at the recent Rieslingfeier. Historically, Germany has been at the northern limits of wine production where the grapes struggled for ripeness.
A WINE STORY  Tasting Notes 2/14/13
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
Piccini Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2006. Wine reviews 2010 Dry Creek Heritage Zinfandel - Sonoma County 2011 Estancia Moscato 2011 Estancia Pinot Grigio NV Memoro Vino Rosso Italia NV Piccini Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2006 Piccini Prosseco DOC Vino Spumante Extra DryJust in time for Valentine's day are some fabulous wines -- at surprisingly, a really fabulous price! Piccini is clearly establishing itself as a key brand - though it has more than 130 years of tradition.
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  I Might be Corked
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
I opened a bottle of 2006 Marquis D'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Les Fremiets one night and it was corked. I'm stuck in the middle of a tough streak right now, friends. Be very careful sharing your good wine with me, as since early January there have been some incredible disappointments. Lately, every bottle that should be great is corked or flawed in some other way. It's starting to spread now to the daily bottles too, which is alarming.
WHY WINE BLOG  Teliani Valley Mukuzani Saperavi 2006
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
A Teliani Valley Mukuzani 2006 ( $15 ) which was purchased at Total Wine & More in Virginia Beach in October. After an enjoyable two week campaign of all California wines it's time to again get back into the tasting wines from around the world. First up is my first wine from the Republic of Georgia. The appellation controlled red dry wine "Mukuzani" is made from the Saperavi grape variety grown in Mukazani specific viticulture district of Kakheti.
DR. VINO  Winery attempts to pull wines from NRA wine club
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
2006 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. 2006 Thibault Liger-Belair Nuits-Saint-Georges ‘Les Saint Georges’. A wine club whose profits benefit the NRA has triggered outrage: Yalumba of South Australia has requested their wines removed from the club’s wine shop.
SLAKED  Burgundy Tasting at Hanzell Vineyards
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
2006 Dom. 2004 France 2009 2006 2005 2001 Burgundy 1997 19782009 Dom. Pavelot Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Ile des Vergelesses. Good shine, purplish color with shiny red notes. Good density of color. Salty and briny on the nose; very muted. Sexy, mild black pepper gives way to black tea, anise, and clove. Good length and clarity of flavors. 2005 Vincent Girardin Corton Perrieres Grand Cru. Dense red rose color with purple highlights.
A WINE STORY  Vinho Verde Anyone?
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
As is typical for most regions of Portugal, Brazil and increasingly the US are major growth markets, doubling imports in the period from 2006 to 2010. "I love Vinho Verde!" says a colleague when I mention I was just in Portugal. However, I was in the red wine region of Alentejo, not the Vinho Verde DOC where delicate mostly (96%) white wines rule. Exports through May indicate an increase of 11% in volume and value.
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  Some Recent Wines, VLM Style
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2013
2006 Domaine de l'Anglore Côtes du Rhône Comeyre (magnum), $64. The Vulgar Little Monkey , or VLM as many like to call him, is back writing on the internet. I like his writing because it's completely honest, because he is clear about his particular point of view, and because he makes me laugh. I recently read through his blog posts since he picked it up again in October and it's satisfying stuff. Most of the posts list wines he's had, along with tasting notes.
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  Dinner of the Year, 2012 (Stockholm)
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012
First we ordered this beautiful bottle of Cédric Bouchard 2006 Roses de Jeanne Le Creux d’Enfer Rosé. I recently had the occasion to be in Stockholm, Sweden (!), a trip for work. The whole trip was amazing, but I want to tell you about one meal I had there, what easily for me is the dinner of the year in 2012. What made it so good? Well, the company, for starters. I work with really nice people. And the wine.
A WINE STORY  Tasting Note 12/3/12
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012
In any event, I brought the Chateau Dereszla Tokaji 2006 - it was a fabulous dessert wine, sweet yet with racy acidity and a tropical nose of sweet honeysuckle and a very long finish. Chateau Dereszla Tokaji 5 Puttanyos. so last night was graduation night at the International Wine Center. and as tradition has it, former graduates (I was the 2009 vintage) BYOB to I truili for the graduation ceremony.
DR. VINO  Destroyed: six complete vintages of Soldera
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012
The last vintage of Soldera that is commercially available, the 2006, fetches about $250 a bottle. An appalling and heinous crime in Montalcino has resulted in the destruction of six complete vintages of Soldera, the acclaimed, expensive, and already hard-to-find wine. Unknown assailants broke into the winery and opened the taps of the large oak casks. The contents of all the unbottled vintages 2007 – 2012 spilled onto the floor, lost down the drain. Forever.
A WINE STORY  Max Riedel Comes to City Winery NYC With his Famous Glassware
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012
We performed the same exercises for the Jordan 2006 Chardonnay and La Crema Pinot Noir 2007. "Seeing Max Riedel speak and demonstrate his glassware is a treat," said a wine savvy friend a few years back. And now that I received an invitation to see him speak next week, I'm upset I will not be able to attend. The importance of excellent glassware is a key issue these days, especially now that studies show that the world is buying less wine, yet better quality wine overall.
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  You Cannot Predict Baseball
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
In early spring of 2006, my wife at the time (we are now divorced) got me a lovely gift for our first anniversary, a leather-bound journal. I hadn't yet begun writing this blog - that happened in October of 2006. The idea was that we would both write in it, describing the wines we drank together and the circumstances in which we enjoyed them. I stumbled upon this leather journal the other day while rummaging around in the closet.
A WINE STORY  Review: L’Assiette Champenoise in Reims
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
In 2006 , Arnaud entered the Association des Grandes Tables du Monde. Our group of professionals (we are chefs, journalists, food scientists) had our last luxurious lunch at the celebrated L'Assiette Champenoise. It was a very glamorous space, run by Arnaud Lallement grew up in a restauranteur family in Châlons-sur-Vesle.
A WINE STORY  Tasting Notes (October 30, 2012)
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
2006 Château Larose-Trintaudon Haut-Medocc. Wine reviews 2006 Château Larose-Trintaudon Haut-Medocc 2011 2009 Chateau Puy-Blanquet 2010 Barton & Guestier Sauternes 2011 Château Bonnet Andre Lurton White Bordeaux Saint Emilion Grand Cru2011 Château Bonnet Andre Lurton White Bordeaux.
A WINE STORY  HEG: Final Lunch at Assiette Champenoise
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012
In 2006 , Arnaud entered the Association des Grandes Tables du Monde. so after checking out of the Hotel de la Paix, w headed for our last luxurious lunch at the celebrated L'Assiette Champenoise. It was a very glamorous space, run by Arnaud Lallement grew up in a restauranteur family in Châlons-sur-Vesle.
A WINE STORY  Mr. Prum of S.A. Prum Cellars gives Private Tasting at Cooking by the Book
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2012
Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Riesling 2006. Last night attended a fabulous and unexpected experience at the exciting new space for cooking and dining experiences, Cooking by the Book. Mr. Prum of S.A. Prum of the Mosel Valley brought some special limited production Grand Cru wines, as well as Kabinett, Spatlese, Auslese and Eiswein for us to taste and understand. We went on a journey through styles of German Rieslings, from dry to sweet. All are specially selected gems from the S.A.
WHY WINE BLOG  Banfi Tavernelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
One was a Cabernet Sauvignon from Castello Banfi, a 2006 Tavernelle ( $40 ). Last week while on my way to the mall to allow Shirley to spend some money, I stopped into one of my favorite wine shops, Vinomania. I wasn't planning on walking out with any wines, just stopped in to say hi to shop owner, Gary Decker. But, after taking a small walk around the shop while Gary was busy, I found a few wines that I just had to buy.
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  Guesswork in the Cellar
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
For example, I've drunk several bottles of Foillard Morgon Côte de Py each vintage since 2006. I've had several bottles of each vintage since 2006. Recently I had the rather disturbing realization that almost half of the bottles in my cellar are wrong. They are not wines that today I would bet on to give me the pleasure that I look for in mature wine.
A WINE STORY  Italian Producers Come to Manhattan
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
A delicious Chianti Classico Riserva 2006 from Tenuta di Vignole followed. Barolo Brussia "Bricco Visette" from Attilo Ghisolfi 2006 was very elegant and refined, as was the 2005 vintage which offered a similar taste profile of intense red fruit and spice, yet a bit more integrated due to an extra year of bottle age. "Ah, the second week in September. when fashion week and the busy wine season meet head to head!".
DR. VINO  St. Emilion’s ho hum classification
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
The last update, in 2006, resulted in legal challenges and a court rendering the whole reordering invalid. The new, vintage 2012, St. Emilion classification was handed down from Paris last week. About the most unusual thing about it is that INAO actually put the materials on their website (Hooray! Even thought they show an unhealthy taste for pdfs and the media contacts still don’t have email addresses listed.).
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  The Weight of Expectations
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
Prices went through the roof after Jayer died in 2006. The other night a generous friend came over for dinner. He told me earlier in the day that he would bring "an interesting Burgundy to try." That works well because I happen to love Burgundy wine. He arrived and produced a bottle of wine by one of the most famous names in the history of Burgundy, in all of wine, I would say. I laughed out loud when I saw the wine.
A WINE STORY  Tasting Notes Week of August 22, 2012 – Restaurant Wine List Favorites
| SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2012
We ordered the last bottle of Riesling Erste Lagre, Uhien Roth Lay from Heymann-Lowenstein 2006 - delicious and quite balanced. So I was at the Spanish Restaurant Pipa the other night and enjoyed Conde Valdemar Reserva 2005 - a real find for about $40. I had visited the winery a few years back, met the winemaker, and relished the chance to retaste the wine. The color is deep and purple, with stained tears and a lighter rim.
A WINE STORY  Somm Guild Chablis Tutored Tasting
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
Chablis Grand Cru, "Les Preuses" Jean Dauvissat 2006, cultured yest, feremntation and aging in oak (20 - 30% new), 100% malo, no battonage, 15 months sur lie aging. 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.
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE  Macharnudo Alto - Exploring the Terroir Stamp of a Vineyard in Sherry.
| SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012
We drank two versions of this great wine; one recent bottling from October of 2011, and one that was bottled in January of 2006 and aged in a cellar since then. When I think of terroir, I invariably think within the Burgundian model where each vineyard produces wines that are different from those of its neighboring vineyards. I'm willing to bet that most of us think of terroir in approximately those terms.