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MAY 1, 2014 Spring Wine Tasting Season is upon us
Though the weather in NYC might be indicating otherwise, Spring is here and the Spring wine tasting events are in full swing. I had the opportunity (& good fortune) to attend two such tastings the past few days. The first was a Chianti event down in the Meatpacking area.
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MAY 1, 2014 State dinner w Filippino food: Somm U
President Obama just wrapped up a four-country swing through Asia. There was lots of diplomatic talk, to be sure, but inquiring food minds want to know what of the local cuisines Obama got to sample. Thanks to the official food feed (?)
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APRIL 29, 2014 Meeting Barolo Winemaker Paolo Manzone
Winemaker Paolo Manzone wearing glasses. Last night I met two very exciting and energetic gentlemen from Italy ,,, Paolo Manzone, the very gregarious enologist from Serralunga d''Alba and his very well traveled and well spoken sales director Freancisco Paolo Luisi who I met before.
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APRIL 30, 2014 Mathieu Lapierre and 2013
Mathieu Lapierre said that the 2013 showed more “Burgundy influence.” At the Kermit Lynch portfolio tasting in New York yesterday, he elaborated briefly that given the location of Beaujolais, vintages can oscillate between “Rhone-influenced” (e.g. 2009) and “Burgundy-influenced.”
A WINE STORY Esporao Comes to NYC
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Beth Cotenoff Senior VP Cornerstone Communications. Fabulous tasting today of Esporao white wines at the Ritz Carlton today. If you do not know Herdade do Esporao. it is one of the most exciting wineries in Alentejo, Portugal. I spent several hours visiting the winery in 2012 and was so incredibly impressed by the gorgeous winery, its many wine programs, its luxurious restaurant, and of course its wines. MORE >>