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OCTOBER 20, 2011 25th Anniversary of Gloria Ferrer
Bob Iantosca, Executive Winemaker. "We We went to California for wine instead of gold!" said Freixenet CE0 Pedro Ferrer, here with his wife Begonia and other key executives in New York to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gloria Ferrer sparkling wine brand from Sonoma.
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OCTOBER 18, 2011 Harvest Update From Napa Valley
Harvest is progressing nicely, if slowly, here in Napa Valley. Our 2011 St. Helena Sauvignon Blanc is all barreled down and aging nicely. The wine in stainless steel barrel tastes bright and ripe, but the new and once used oak adds this complexity that is lost from either lot alone.
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OCTOBER 17, 2011 Saladini Pilastri Rosso Piceno 2009
Last week I stopped into one of my favorite wine shops, Vinomania , in downtown Syracuse. What I like about this store is that it is 'wine' only and offers many selections not found at any of the many other retailers in the Syracuse area, along with some outstanding pricing.
DR. VINO From your playlist to your wine list?
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
What do Motörhead , AC/DC , Whitesnake , the Rolling Stones , and Dave Matthews have in common? Well, besides never being in the same playlist on one person’s iTunes library, these musicians have all released their own wine labels recently. Sadly, none of them could probably identify the vineyards used for making said wines. Perhaps Matthews could; he is apparently a vintner in Virginia but this wine is something different from California.). MORE >>
A WINE STORY Palm Bay International Tasting Event
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2011
Fabulous tasting at Aureole in NYC today. Palm Bay had a special tasting event featuring Col d'Orcia, Jean-Luc Colombo, Mazzei, Planeta, and Santa Rita. The private room was full of Manhattan's trade and media aristocracy, including Robin Kelley O'Connor, and some fabulous wines such as the Col d'Orcia Poggio al Vento Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2004 and 2001! Lifestyle palm bay international robin kelley o'connor MORE >>
VIGNA UVA VINO Truth In Wine Labeling
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011
Unprecedented Coalition of International Wine Regions Joined By Notable Chefs in Effort to Protect Wine Place Names NEW YORK - October 19, 2011 - Leadership from 15 of the world's premier wine regions came together along with renowned chefs from around the globe to call on policymakers to heed growing consumer demand for wine truth-in-labeling. Results from a recent poll of U.S. MORE >>
DR. VINO Raise funds for Partners in Health at Dressner tastings in NYC
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2011
Wine importer lost his three-year battle against brain cancer last month. During the course of his treatment, he often posted on his blog that there were others in the world who could not get the treatment he was getting. The Haitian earthquake of last year sparked him to hold several fundraiser tastings for the nonprofit Partners In Health , which fights disease in impoverished countries and areas around the world. The nonprofit spends an impressive 94.3% MORE >>
DR. VINO Weekend wines: open thread and some picks
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011
Sometimes you can seek solace in wine. Our town was shaken by an unthinkable tragedy this week. Right now, all I want from wine is to act as a bit of a balm. So here are a few wines that I brought some joy to my NYU class this week. We opened with the Roederer brut premier Champagne, and that was enjoyed by everyone but the few bubbles haters in the room. The Francois Pinon , cuvée tradition, Vouvray 2009 was almost unanimously liked, and rightly so. MORE >>
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