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FEBRUARY 11, 2011 Say hello to Scion, not a cheap car but a $3,200 port
On Wednesday, Adrian Bridge, managing director of Taylor-Fladgate, unveiled to New York wine writers a new port. Or make that an old port: it was made in 1855, before phylloxera ravaged European vineyards. An elderly lady of a “respected family in the Duoro recently died with no heirs.
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FEBRUARY 7, 2011 VIVI Falanghina 2009
I am finding it hard to accept that I am becoming a fan of white wines over what I always thought would be my only choice, that is, red wines. Over the past three years I have found that what I had been avoiding for 30+ years may have been what I most desired all that time. For holidays like Thanksgiving and Xmas I have been choosing white wines over reds and for the first time opened only whites wines for Super Bowl Sunday.
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FEBRUARY 11, 2011 2007 Caterina Zardini Valpolicella Classico Superiore **
Very good. Better than expected. Dark garnet almost black rose. Creosote as RPJ likes to say on the nose. Some black cherry and dry herbs as well. On the tongue, quite nice acid, not here or there just very full, soft integrated tannin without the presumption of oak or age.
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE Visiting Champagne Marie-Noëlle Ledru in Ambonnay
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
It was 5 pm and getting dark, and it was raining when we parked in front of Marie-Noëlle Ledru's house in Ambonnay. We had already made two visits that day and honestly, I was looking forward to relaxing, eating dinner, drinking some wine. Tired, cold, and standing in the rain, we couldn't help but stop to admire her simple and lovely house. The walls are made of chalk, just like most of the houses in Ambonnay, she told us. MORE >>
DR. VINO Loire: 2008, 2009, 2010 and more!
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011
The Loire has such diverse wines–red, white, pink, sparkling, sweet–that there’s enough to keep a wine enthusiast’s attention for a long time. Add to that a refreshing level of acidity in the wines and there’s a lot to interest a foodie too since the wines pair so well with food. And of course they offer some of the best values in the wine world. I had the opportunity to meet vignerons and taste over 300 wines last week in situ. MORE >>
A WINE STORY Kim Crawford Wine Exclusive Sponsor for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011
Kim Crawford Wine Bar. Lincoln Center was the place to be for Manhattan fashionista's. and wine afficianados. For the second season in a row, Kim Crawford Wine will be the exclusive wine sponsor for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. The brand, known for celebrating individual style, is hosting the Kim Crawford Wine Bar in the main lobby of the tents and by sponsoring a number of exclusive events with designers. The crowd in the lounge was, of course, super fashionable. MORE >>
SLAKED 2005 Conterno Il Favot Langhe
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2011
Hmm, interesting. Reminds me strangely enough of Soda Canyon wines. Very concentrated, black fruits, a little oak, and abundant acidity with notes of orange on the finish. Very fine with dinner. 2 stars Italy Lange Anno Italiano MORE >>
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE Hung up on Classification, Champagne Style
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011
I think that the lines that distinguish grower Champagne from big house Champagne are too rigidly drawn. If a producer farms their own grapes and makes wine from those grapes, we say that they are making grower Champagne. If a producer like Frances Boulard, for example, buys just over 5% of the grapes he uses to make his wines, do we still say that he makes grower Champagne? MORE >>
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- Pale Dragon IPA - mashing in SLAKED | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2011
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- Wine fraud bilks British investors [BBC] DR. VINO | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
- The Italian Wine Masters 2011 A WINE STORY | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
- Tasting Notes week of 1/4/11 A WINE STORY | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2011