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SEPTEMBER 19, 2015 Sommelier tastes box wine
Patrick Cappiello, voted the superhottest somm of 2014 and shaping up to be a finalist for 2015, tasted some box wine on camera.
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SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 Blue Apron adds wine delivery – and huge ambitions
Another day, another company that wants to deliver wine to your home! Today, it’s Blue Apron who is adding wine delivery. The Brooklyn startup offers “fresh ingredients, great recipes delivered weekly to your home.”
DR. VINO The world’s most confusing wine list?
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
Have you ever sat down at at wine bar and thought, “Man, I’d really love a glass of vieilles vignes ’13!” ” Never mind what grape variety the vieilles vignes are yielding. Nor where they are grown. Nor who presided over that growth and subsequent fermentation and maturation. Just a straight up “vieilles vignes ’13”? Frankly, it sounds like an outdated campaign bumper sticker from France. MORE >>
DR. VINO State dinner wines for President Xi
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
Tomorrow night, President and Mrs. Obama will host President Xi Jinping of China for a State Dinner at the White House. And we have been able to procure the menu for the “Autumn feast”–with the wine pairings! The White House has a tradition of serving only American wines. MORE >>
DR. VINO Next NYU wine course – starts Oct 14
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
The air is getting cool. The undergrads are swarming campus. And they are cheering the NYU football team! Oh, wait, there is no football team… But there is a wine class ! Yes, a real, live, in-person, wine class! My next NYU wine course starts October 14 and runs for six consecutive Wednesday evenings. It is open to all and you don’t have to worry about failing, because there are no grades! And the only homework is to taste wine, which we will do in class too for good measure. MORE >>