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SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 Banfi Tavernelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
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.
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SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 Shell Beans
It took me a while to actually buy the beautiful fresh shell beans that appear in the market throughout the summer. I read about how easy they are to work with and how delicious they are, how it's hard to go back to dried beans afterwards. And I was tempted, but really?
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SEPTEMBER 17, 2012 Meeting Emma Swain of St. Supery
"You are never finished improving," says Emma J. Swain, the lady in the photo who happens to be the CEO (as of 2009) of St. Supery Estate Vineyards and Winery in the Napa Valley.
DR. VINO Bordeaux says no to American “chateaux”
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
Could sales of Chateau Buffalo spread like wildfire in wine shops on the banks of the Seine, elbowing French wine from consumers’ shopping baskets? That’s what a trade group from Bordeaux fears. The EU is considering a proposal to allow American wines to export to Europe using the name “chateau.” MORE >>
WHY WINE BLOG Frog's Leap Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc 2010
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
Tuesday afternoon I had to take a wine run to one of our local Wine & Spirits shops to pick up a white wine to serve with broiled salmon and snow crab. My first thoughts were of a dry or semi-dry Finger Lakes Riesling, but while there I decided on a California Sauvignon Blanc and found one that looked very interesting, a Frog's Leap Rutherford Napa Valley 2010.( $22 Interesting because of the connection of Frog's Leap and the New York Finger Lakes. MORE >>
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE Guesswork in the Cellar
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
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. There's nothing terrible in there, but there are plenty of wines in which today I would not make the investment of money, cellar space, or time. It got me thinking again about this whole question of aging wine. How should I decide on the wines I want to age? MORE >>
DR. VINO SevenFifty drags the wine industry into the 21st century
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
Picture yourself at a wine trade tasting: there are hundreds of wines to taste but you have to juggle a bulky tasting notebook, a pen, and a wine glass while swirling, spitting and dodging fellow tasters who may be heading to the spit bucket. Wouldn’t it be so much easier if you could see the tasting book on your smart phone, sort by style or wine region, and take notes in a profile? That’s what I did yesterday at a tasting of the NYC distributor Verity Wine Partners. MORE >>
DR. VINO Champagne — with a twist?
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
Forget the debates over terroir, dosage and disgorgement dates–Champagne Lanson is advertising their “white label” Champagne as going great with lemon. photo thanks to David Lebovitz.). Well, at least they don’t put the lemon in the drink for you: Courvoisier took the inconvenience out of mixing cognac and Moscato blending 18% abv “Courvoisier Gold” (I’ll take a pass on that Courvoisier, thanks). MORE >>