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Best Selections of Wine Trade Tastings
from various wine industry portfolio tastings during the year.

 

 

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Wine Tasting Tour of the North Fork, L.I., Summer 2017
Best Picks:
Shinn Estate Vineyards - (Red) Cabernet Franc Reserve 2014, Petit Verdot Reserve 2013, Malbec Reserve 2013, Grace Three Barrel Reserve Blend 2012, Clarity Three Barrel Reserve Blend 2012.
(White) Haven 2013. (Rosé) Rose Hill Rosé 2016. (Sparkling) Brut 2013.

Bedell Cellars - (Red) Cabernet Franc 2015, Merlot 2014, Taste Red 2013. (White) Gallery 2014. (Sparkling) Sparkling Rosé 2016.

Castello di Borghese - (Red) Pinot Noir Select 2014 & 2015, Merlot Reserve 2013, Cabernet Franc Reserve 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2014, Cabernet Franc Estate 2014. (White) White Meritage 2016, Founder's Field Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Barrel Fermeneted Chardonnay 2014, Chardonnay Estate 2015. (Rosé) Rosé For The Bays 2016.

Sparkling Pointe - (Sparkling) Brut Seduction 2007, Topaz Impérial Sparkling Rosé 2013, Cuvée Carnaval Blanc NV.

Kontokosta Winery - (Red) Cabernet Franc Reseve 2014 & 2016.
(White) Sauvignon Blanc 2016. (Rosé) Rosé 2016.

Lieb Cellars - (Red) Petit Verdot Reserve 2014, Meritage Reserve 2015. (White) Bridge Lane White Merlot 2016, Bridge Lane Sauvignon Blanc 2016.
(Rosé) Bridge Lane Rosé 2016.



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Meunier Institut - Champagne Tasting 2017, NYC
Best Picks: André Heucq- Extra Brut Tradition & Originel; Eric Taillet- Le Bois de Binson; Serveaux Fils- Meunier d'Antan, Raisins Noirs Extra Brut & Les Méandres Extra Brut; Roger Barnier- Cuvée 100% Meunier 2012, Cuvée Selection Brut, Exquise Cuvée 2008 & 2012; Météyer Père et Fils- Carte Argent; A & J Demiere- Egreg'Or, Solera 23 & Inno'Sens; Moutardier- Cuvée Pure Meunier, Cuvée Millésime 2008 & Carte d'Or; R.C. Lemaire- Millésime 2008.



Rosé Wine


La Nuit En Rosé - Rosé Cruise, NYC 2017
Best Picks:  Barton & Guestier- Côtes de Provence Rosé '16, Passport d'Anjou '16 & Patriache Veuve du Vernay NV; Château D'Esclans- Whispering Angel '16, Rock Angel '16, Les Clans '15 & Gamus '15; Triennes '16; Château de Berne- Grande Recolte '16 & PUR '16; Château des Bertrands '16; La Chapelle Gordonne '16; Château Léoube- '16, Secret de Léoube '16, La Londe '16 & Sparkling de Léoube NV; Château de Jonquières '15, Domaine Camaisette L'Aurélienne '16 & Le Val Sparkling Rosé Pinot Noir; Hecht & Bannier Côtes de Provence Rosé '16; Gérard Bertrand- Côtes de Rosés '16, Gris Blanc '16, Sauvageonne Volcanic Rosé '16, Sauvageonne la Villa '15, Hedonism(e) '16 & Crémant Thomas Jefferson Rosé '16; Remy Pannier- Sancerre Rosé '16 & Rosé d'Anjou '16; Ackerman Crémant de Loire Rosé Brut Sparkling; Château les Valentines Caprice de Clementine '16; Montrose Prestige '16; Domaine de la Chaise '16; Rive Rosé Salon de Provence Brut; Dancing Mermaids Rosé '16; Bolla Sparkling Rosé; Castello Banfi Centine Rosé '16; Cantine Maschio Sparkling Rosé; Ammiraglia Alle Rose Toscana IGT '16; Bridge Lane Rosé '16.




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United States Trade Tasting (USATT) 2017, NYC
Best Picks: (Spirits) Cadée- Vodka, Gin, Traditional Rye & Deceptivus Port-Finished Bourbon; Naud French Vodka, Gin & Ron Naud; Catoctin Creek- Roundstone Rye & Cask Proof Rye; Mahon Gin; Sash & Fritz Vodka; Mezcal Nucano- Cuishe, Tobala & Espadin; Amor de Agave Mezcal; Amrut Two Indies Rum; Sin Picado Concerdido Organic White Rum; Kafi Feni; Get Hot Tequila; Son Tinh Rice Liqueur- Red Sticky Rice, Mộc Sa Pa & Nhất Dạ; Brothers Vilgalys- Krupnikas, Zaphod, Beebop & Jabberwock.
(Cognac) Cognac Maxime Trijol- XO, Elegance Grande Champagne, VSOP Grande Champagne, XO Grande Champagne & Extra Grande Champagne; Cognac Naud- VSOP, XO & Extra; Drouet XO Ulysse Cognac.



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David Bowler Wine - Clavelier, Damoy & Niellon Burgundy Tasting, NYC 2017
Best Picks: (Red) Domaine Bruno Clavelier- Bourgogne Passetoutgrain Vielles Vignes '14, Vosne-Romanée "La Combe Brûlée" Vielles Vignes '14, Vosne-Romanée "Les Haut Maizières" Vielles Vignes, Vosne-Romanée "Les Hauts de Beaux Monts" Vielles Vignes '14, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru "Aux Brûlées" Vielles Vignes '14, Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Aux Cras" Vielles Vignes '14, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Les Corbeaux" Vielles Vignes '14, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "La Combe d'Orveaux" Vielles Vignes '14 & Corton Le Rognet Grand Cru Vielles Vignes '14.
Domaine Pierre Damoy- Marsannay "Les Longeroies" '14, Gevrey-Chambertin "Clos Tamisot" '14, Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru '14 & Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru '14 .
(White) Domaine Michel Niellon- Chassange-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers '14, Chassange Montrachet 1er Cru Les Champgains '14, Chassange-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos Saint-Jean '14, Chassange Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Montroie '14 & Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru '14; Domaine Pierre Damoy- Bourgogne Blanc "Les Ravry" '14.



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Polaner Selections - Soil & Soul Tasting 2017, NYC
Best Picks: (Oregon/Willamette Valley) The Eyrie Vineyards Dundee Hills- Pinot Noir Original Vines 2013 & '14, Pinot Noir Roland Green Vineyard '14 & Pinot Noir Daphne Vineyard '14; J.K. Carriere- Pinot Noir Antoinette '14, Antoinette Family Vineyard '14 & Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard '14.
(California) Peirson Meyer- Chardonnay Charles Heintz Sonoma Coast '14, Pinot Noir Bateman Vineyard '14 & Cabernet Sauvignon Napa '14; Forman and Rossi Wallace- Cabernet Sauvignon Napa '14, Chardonnay Napa '15; Larkmead- Cabernet Sauvignon Napa '14 & Cabernet Sauvignon Dr Olmo Napa '13; Wenzlau- Chardonnay Estate Santa Rita Hills '14 & Pinot Noir Estate the Perch Santa Rita Hills '14.
(Italy) Cascina delle Rosé- Barbaesco Tre Stelle '12; Castello di Verduno- Barbaresco Rabaja Riserva '10 & Barolo Riserva Monvigliero '10; Salicutti- Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione '12 & Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione Riserva '11; Felsina- Chianti Classico Riserva '13, Chianti Classico Rancia Riserva '13 & Fontalloro '12.
(France/Burgundy) Fontaine-Gagnard- Chassange Montrachet '15, Chassange Caillerets 1er Cru '15, Chassange Clos St Jean 1er Cru '14 & Chassange Maltroie 1er Cru '13; Picq- Chablis Dessus la Carriere '15.
(Champagne) Pierre Moncuit- Hugues de Coulmet Blanc de Blancs NV, Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Grand Cru NV & Brut Rosé Grand Cru NV.



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Omni - Spring Summer Selections 2017, NYC
Best Picks: (Italy/Red) Cordero di Montezemolo- Barolo "Monfalletto" '12 & Barolo "Enrico VI" '12; Cascina del Torcc- Barolo '12; Ca' Del Baio- Barbaresco "Pora" '13 & Barbaesco "Asili" Riserva '12; Tenuta Buon Tempo- Brunello di Montalcino '11, Brunello "P. 56" '12 & Brunello Riserva '10; San Fabiano Calcinaia- Chianti Classico '14 & Chianti Classico "Cellole" Gran Selezione '11; Castello di Sonnino- Chianti Montespertoli '13; Accordini- Amarone Riverva "Il Fornetto" '10; Antonelli- Sagrantino "Chiusa di Pannone" '09; Quintodecimo- Taurasi "VignaQuintodecim" '12 & Taurasi "Grande Cerzito" '11; Barone di Villagrande- Etna Rosso '15.
(Italy/White) Il Nuraghe- Vermentino "Don Giovanni" '15.
(Dessert) Marion- Passito Bianco '07; Castello di Sonnino- Vin Santo del Chianti '09.
(Sparkling) Corvezzo- Raboso Frizzante NV & Prosecco Millesimato Extra Dry; Giovanni Gregoletto- Rosé di Pinot Brut NV.



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VOS Selections - 30th Anniversary Celebration Tasting, NYC 2017
Best Picks: (France/Burgundy) Henri Clerc- Chassange-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot '13; Christian Clerget- Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Charmes '13, Vougeot Les Petits Vougeots '13 & Vosne-Romanée Les Violettes '13; Dupont-Tisserandot- Gevrey 1er Cru Les Cazetiers '12.
(France/Rhône) Domaine du Pesquier- Gigondas '14; Domaine Paul Autard- Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Cote Ronde 2015, '12, '03 & '00.
(Champagne) Baron-Fuenté- Brut Rosé & Millésime '08; Alexandre Bonnet- Expression Rosée & Blanc del Noirs Extra Brut; Benoit Lahaye- Blanc de Noirs NV, Naturessence NV & Jardin de la Grosse Pierre NV.
(Spain/Sherry) Pérez Barquero- Amontillado Gran Barquero, Amontillado Solera 1955, Gran Barquero Fino en Rama, Palo Corado 1955 & Oloroso 1905; Hidalgo- Manzanilla La Gitana.
(Dessert Wine) Pérez Barquero- Pedro Ximenez Gran Barquero; Domaine des Schistes- Rancio Sec; Domaine Berthet-Bondet- Vin de Paille '09; Domaine Orenga de Gaffory- Muscat du Cap Cosre Impassitu '10; Chateau Pajzos- Tokaji Aszu 5 Putonyos.
(Calvados) Roger Groult- Calvados Réserve Pays d'Auge 3 yrs, Vieux Calvados 8 yrs, Calvados Age d'Or 30+ yrs.
(Cognac/Armagnac) Normandin-Mercier Cognac- Prestige 15 yrs & XO 30 yrs; Jean Fillioux Cognac- Tres Vieux 25 yrs & XO Grand Reserve 32yrs; Marie Duffau Armagnac- Hors d'Age & 1979; Delord Armagnac- 25 yr.
(Spirits) SILO- Vodka & Cucumber Vodka; Copper Fox- Wasmund's Single Malt Whiskey & Rye Whiskey; Diplôme Gin; Distiller's Art- Craigellachie 20 yr Single Malt Scotch Sherry Finish; Old New Orleans- Amber Rum 3yr & Creole King 20th Anniv Blend Rum; Espiritu Lauro Mezcal- Joven, Reposado, Añejo, Silvestres Tepeztate & Silvestres Arroqueño.



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Baron Francois - 35th Anniversary Portfolio Tasting 2017, NYC
Best Picks: (France/Loire Valley) Domaine des Caves du Prieuré- Sancerre Blanc '16; Domaine Chavignol- Sancerre Blanc '16; Château de Montqueret- Rosé d'Anjou '16.
(France/Rhône) Domaine Le Clos des Cazaux- Cuvée des Templiers Vacqueyras '14; Domaine de Font-Sane- Tradition Gigondas '12; Domaine de Nalys- Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Classique Rouge '12 & Reserve '12.
(France/Provence & Lanquedoc) Château de Pourcieux Blanc '16 & Rosé '16; Château de la Clapière- Rosé '16; Château de Pennautier- Rosé '16.
(Sparkling) Château Moncontour- Vouvray Brut NV.
(Spirits) Rozelieures Single Malt Whiskey- Brown Smoked & Black Peated; Ferdinand's Saar Dry Gin; HSE Rhum Agricole- XO, Highland & Sauternes; Cognac Park- Single Vineyard Borderies 15 yrs & XO; Château de Laubade Bas-Armagnac- XO, Intemporel No.5, 1997 & 1982; Christian Drouin Calvados- Coeur de Lion XO, Coeur de Lion 25 yr, 1992, 1984 & 1964.



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David Bowler Wine - Spring Portfolio Tasting 2017, NYC
Best Picks: (France/Burgundy) Voillot- Volnay 1er Cru les Champans '14 & les Rugiens '14; Bachelot-Monnot- Puligny Montrachet '14; Chavy-Martin- Puligny Montrachet "Les Charmes" '14; Arnoux-Lachaux- Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Procès '14 & Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru les Chaumes '14; Domaine Bruno Clavelier- Vosne-Romanée Combe Brûlée '14, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Beaux Monts '14 & Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Combe d'Orveuax '14; Domaine Pierre Damoy- Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru '14; Dom. Michel Niellon- Chassange-Montrachet 1er Cru Champsgains '14 & Chassange-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Maltoie '14; Berthaut- Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaut-Saint-Jacques '14.
(France/Loire) Nicolas Joly- Savennières Roche aux Moines Clos de la Bergerie '15, Savennières Clos de la Coulée de Serrant '14 & '15; François Pinon- Vouvray Silex Noir '15; Domaine Du Closel- Savennières Clos du Papillon '15;
(France/Rhône) Monardiere- Vacqueyras Vielles Vignes '14; J. Boutin- Côte-Rôtie "Bonnevaux" '14 & Hermitage '14; Domaine St.-Préfert- Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc '16, Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Vielles Clairettes" '15 & Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Reserve Auguste Favier" '15; Domaine Isabel Ferrando- Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Colombis" '14, Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Charles Guiraud" '14 & '15; Domaine Cristia- Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vielles Vignes '15; Chante Cigale- Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vielles Vignes '13.
(France/Cahors) Combel-La-Serre- Cahors Peyres Levades '14 & Cahors Le Lac Aux Cochons '14.
(Italy/Tuscany) Candialle- Chianti Classico "Candialle" '10; La Gerla- Brunello di Montalcino '11 & Brunello Riserva gli Angeli '11;
(Italy/Piedmont) Gagliardo- Barolo Lazzarito "Vigna Preve" '13; Schiavenza- Barolo Broglio '12 & Barolo Prapo '12; Enzo Boglietti- Barolo Brunate '08 & Barolo Riserva '04.
(California) Bucklin- Zinfandel Old Hill Ranch "Ancient Field Blend" '13; Engel- Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley '13; Togni- Cabernet Sauvignon '14 & '11.
(Champagne) Ployez-Jacquemart- Extra Quality Brut NV, Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs '08, Extra Brut Vintage '05 & Liesse d'Harbonville 1999; Jacquesson- Cuvée 735 Dégorgement Tardif NV; Lilbert-Fils- Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs "Perle" NV; Tarlant- La Vigne Royale Extra Brut '03, Cuvée Louis Brut Nature NV & Vigne d'Antan Brut Nature '02.
(Spirits) DSP CA 162 Flavored Vodkas; Oro de Lidia Tequila; Mezcal Unión; Vivacity- Fine Vodka, Native Gin & Bankers' Gin; Great Lakes Distillery- Rehorst Gin & Kinnickinnick Whiskey; Alipus Mezcal; Russell Henry Gin; The Exceptional - Scotch Blend; Albany Distilling- Ironweed Rye, Straight Malt & ALB Vodka; Gilles Brisson- Cognac XO; Porto Menéres- 20 yr Tawny NV & 40 yr Tawny NV; Quinta do Infantado- Vintage Port '11.



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Great Wines of Italy 2017 by James Suckling - New York City
Best Picks (Barolo): Poderi Aldo Conterno- Barolo Bussia Cicala '12; Bruno Giacosa- Falletto Vigna Le Rocche '13; Ca' Rome- Cerretta '12; Cordero di Montezemolo- Monfalletto '12, Bricco Gattera '12 & Enrico VI '12; Fontanafredda- Vigna la Rosa '10; Giovanni Sordo- Monvigliero '12; Mauro Molino- Bricco Luciani '13; Negretti- Bricco Ambrogio '12 & Rive '12; Oddero- Villero '`12; Paolo Conterno- Ginestra '12; Prunotto- Bussia '11; Renato Ratti- Marcenasco '12; Roberto Voerzio- Fossati Case Nere Riserva 10 Anni '07; Rocche dei Manzoni- Perno Cappella di S. Stefano '12 & Bricco San Pietro Vigna D'La Roul '12.
(Barbaresco): Bruno Giacosa- Rabaja '13; Pio Cesare- Il Bricco '12.
(Brunello di Montalcino): Altesino '12 & Montosoli '12; Andretta '12; Vitanza Tradizione '12; Argiano '12; Banfi '12 & Poggio alle Mura '12; Bellaria- Assunto '12 & Assunto Riserva '10; Caparzo- Riserva '11 & Vigna La Casa '12; Casanova di Neri- Tenuta Nuova '12; Castello Romitorio '12 & Filo di Seta '12; Castiglion del Bosco '12; Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona- Pianrosso '10; Collosorbo '12; Cordella '10 & '12; Elio Grasso- Gavarini Chinera '12; Eredi Fuligni '12; Il Bosco di Grazia '12; La Leccaia- Riserva '10; La Magia '12; La Rasina '12; Livio Sassetti- Pertimali Dieci '07; Poggio Antico '12 & Altero '12; San Filippo- Le Lucere '12; Tony Sasa- Martina '12; Uccelliera '12; Valdicava- Madonna del Piano Riserva '10.
(Chianti Classico): Castello di Gabbiano- Chianti Classico Bellezza Gran Selezione '12; Castello di Meleto- Chianti Classico Vigna Casi Riserva '13; Castello Monsanto- Chianti Classico Il Poggio Riserva '11; Colle Bereto- Chianti Classico Riserva '13; Fontodi- Chianti Classico Sorbo Gran Selezione '13; Lamole di Lamole- Chianti Classico Riserva '12; Le Filigare- Chinati Classico Lorenzo '13; Marchesi Antinori- Chianti Classico Badia a Passignano Gran Selezione '11; San Fabiano Calcinaia- Chianti Classico Cellole Gran Selezione '13; Viticcio- Chinati Classico Il Prunaio Gran Selezione '13.
(Vino Nobile di Montepulciano): Boscarelli- Sotto Casa Riserva '11; Tenute del Cerro- Riserva '12.
(Amarone): Allegrini '12; Masi- Classico Costasera Riserva '11; Tommasi '12;
(Etna): Tony Sasa- Etna Rosso '14; Tornatore- Etna Rosso Trimarchisa '14 & Peitrarizzo '14; Pietro Caciorgna- Etna Rosso N'Anticchia '12 & Guardoilvento '14.



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Thirty Years of Skurnik Wines 1987-2017 - Wine Tasting, NYC
Best Picks: (California) Corison- Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley" '13 & "Kronos" '12; Eisele- Cabernet Sauv "Estate" '13; Failla- Chardonnay "Haynes Vineyard" '15 & "Hudson Vineyard" '15; Kosta Browne- Chardonnay "One Sixteen" '15; Talley- Chardonnay "Rincon Vineyard" '15 & "Rosemary's Vineyard" '15; Peter Michael- Chardonnay "Belle Cote" '15 & "La Carriere" '15; Ramey- Chardonnay "Woolsey Road" '14; Paul Hobbs- Chardonnay "Ellen Lane" '15 & "Edward James Estate" '14 and Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley" '13 & "Nathan Coombs Estate" '14.
(France/Burgundy) Dom. François Mikulski - Meursault Genevrières '15; Dom. Yves Boyer-Martenot- Meursault 1er "Charmes" '15; Dom. De l'Arlot- Nuits St. Georges "Clos des Forets St. Georges" '14.
(Italy) Collosorbo- Brunello di Montalcino '12; S&B Borgogno- Barolo "Cannubi" '13; Altare- Barolo '13 & '12 and "Cerretta" '09 & '08.
(Champagne) Paul Laurent - Blanc de Blancs NV & Brut Rosé NV; JL Vergnon- Eloquence Grand Cru Extra Brut NV; Egly-Ouriet- Brut Grand Cru Tradition NV, Extra Brut Grand Cru "VP" NV & Brut Grand Cru "Millésime" '05; P. Gimmonnet et Fils- Blanc de Blancs Brut NV.
(Spirits) Helix Vodka; Greenhook Ginsmiths Gin; Rhum J.M- Rhum Agricole X.O. & 10 yr Vintage; Chairman's Reserve "Forgotten Casks" Rum; El Dorado Rum- 12 y.o. & 21 y.o.; Charles Medley- Old Medley 12 y.o. Bourbon; Real Minero Mezcal; Mezcalosfera de Mezcaloteca; Nuestra Soledad Mezcal; El Jolgorio Mezcal; Giffard Liqueurs; Vicario Liqueurs; Reisetbauer- Eau de Vie; Manoir de Montreuil- Calvados "Selection"; Michel Huard-Guillouet- Calvados "Hors d'Age".



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Tre Bicchieri 2017 - Italian Wine Tasting, NYC
Best Picks: (Tuscany) Ornellaia- Bolgheri Sup. '13; Tenuta Di Sesta- Brunello di Montalcino Ris. '10; Mastojanni- Brunello di Montalcino V. Schiena d'Asino '10; Maria Caterina Dei- Nobile di Montepulciano '13; Lamole di Lamole- Chianti Cl. '12; Giodo- Brunello di Montalcino '11; Marchesi Antinori- Tignanello '13; Canalicchio di Sopra- Brunello di Montalcino Ris. '10; Tenuta Di Lilliano- Chianti Cl. Ris. 13; Castello Di Volpaia- Chianti Cl. Ris. '13; Tenuta di Gracciano della Seta- Nobile di Montepulciano Ris. 12; Il Marroneto- Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie '11.
(Piedmont) F.lli Alessandra- Barolo Monvigliero '12; Ca' Viola- Barolo Sottocastello di Novello '11; Vietti- Barolo Ravera '12; Marchesi di Barolo- Barolo Cannubi '12; Donna Olimpia- Bolgheri Rosso Sup. Millepassi '13; Tenuta San Guido- Bolgheri Sassicaia '`13; Elvio Cogno- Barolo Bricco Pernice '11; Vite Colte- Barolo del Comune di Barolo Essenze '12; Elio Grasso- Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate '12; Villa Sparina- Gavi del Comune di Gavi Monterotondo '14; Nicola Bergaglio- Gavi del Comune di Gavi Minaia '15.
(Umbria) Palazzone- Orvieto Cl. Sup. '14; Barberani- Orvieto Cl. Sup. '13; Arnaldo Caprai- Montefalco Sagrantino Collepiano '12.
(Veneto) Tenuta Sant'Angelo- Amarone Campo dei Gigli '12; Allegrini- Amarone Cl. '12; Viticoltori Speri- Amarone Cl. Vign. Monte Sant'Urbano '12; Masi- Amarone Cl. Vaio Armaron Serego Alighieri '11; G.D. Vajra- Barolo Bricco delle Viole '12; Cav. G.B. Bertani- Amarone Cl. '08 & '07; Lorenzo Begali- Amarone Cl. '11; Primosic- Collio Ribolla Gialla di Oslavia Ris. '12.
(Alto Adige) Cantina Terlano- A.A. Terlano Nova Domus Ris. '13.
(Marche) Marotti Campi- Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Cl. Salmariano Ris. '13.
(Sicily) Pietradolce- Etna Rosso V. Barbagalli '13; Cantine Nicosia- Nero d'Avola Sosta Tre Santi '10;
(Sardinia) Surrau- Vermentino di Gallura Sup. Sciala '15.
(Dessert) Tenuta Di Capezzana- Vin Santo di Carmignano Ris. '09; Donnafugata- Passito di Pantelleria Ben Rye '14; Lis Neris- Tal Luc Cuvée Speciale.
(Sparkling) Bortolomiol- Valdobbiadene Rive di San Pietro di Barbozza Brut Nature Grande Cuvée del Fondatore Motus Vitae '13; Sorelle Bronca- Valdobbiadene Brut Particella 68 '15; Merotto- Valdobbiadene Brut Rive Cuvée del Fondatore Graziano Merotto '15; Ferrari- Trento Brut Giulio Ferrari Ris. '05; Cleto Chiarli- Lambrusco di Sorbata del Fondatore '15; Ca' Del Bosco- Franciacorta Dosage Zero Vintage Col. '11; Ricci Curbastro- Franciacorta Extra Brut '12; Bellavista- Franciacorta Pas Opere '09; Contadi Castaldi- Franciacorta Zero '12.



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Grands Crus de Bordeaux - 2014 Vintage - New York City 2017
Best Picks (Rouge): Château Beychevelle; Château Gloria; Château Gruaud Larose; Château Langoa Barton; Château Léoville Barton; Château Talbot; Château D'Armailhac; Château Clerc Milon; Château Grand-Puy Ducasse; Château Lynch-Bages; Château Pichon Baron; Château Lafon-Rochet; Château Ormes de Pez; Château Phélan Ségur; Château Brane-Cantenac; Château Cantenac Brown; Château Kirwan; Château La Gaffelière; Château Fourcas Hosten; Château Chasse-Spleen; Château Haut Bailly; Château Malartic-Lagravière; Château Pape Clément.
(Blanc): Château Smith Haut Lafitte; Château Pape Clément; Château de Chantegrive; Château Olivier; Domaine de Chevalier; Château Larrivet Haut-Brion; Château Latour-Martillac; Château Malartic-Lagravière.
(Sauternes): Château Coutet; Château Guiraud; Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey; Château Suduiraut.



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Benvenuto Brunello - New York City 2017
Best Picks (Brunello di Montalcino): Altesino- Montosoli 2012; Armilla- DOCG 2012; Banfi- Poggio Alle Mura '12 & Poggio Alle Mura Riserva '11; Barbi- DOCG '12 & DOCG Riserva '11; Carpinetto- DOCG '12; Castelgiocondo- DOCG '12; Cortonesi La Mannella- Poggiarelli '12; Fanti- Vallocchio '12 & Vigna Le Macchiarelle Riserva '11; La Fiorita- DOCG '11; La Magia- DOCG '12, DOCG '11 & DOCG Riserva '10; Le Macioche- DOCG '12, DOCG '10 & DOCG '07; Máté- DOCG '12; Paradisone Colle Degli Angeli- DOCG '12 & DOCG '11; Pian Delle Querci- DOCG '12; Pian Delle Vigne- DOCG '12 & Vigna Ferrovia Riserva '10; Poggio Il Castellare- DOCG Riserva '10; Verbena- DOCG '12 & DOCG Riserva '11; Villa Al Cortile- DOCG Riserva '11; Villa Poggio Salvi- DOCG '12 & Pomona '12.



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Opici - Fall Trade Show 2016, NYC
Best Picks: (California/Napa) Alpha Omega- Cabernet Sauvignon '12 & Proprietary Red '12; The Debate- Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper, To Kalon & Dr. Crane '12; Trinitas Cellars- Cabernet Sauvignon '13; Burgess Cellars- Cabernet Sauvignon '13 & Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon '12; Peju- Cabernet Sauvignon '13; Martin Ray- Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap & Synthesis '13; Mirror- Cabernet Sauvignon '13; Roy Estate- Cabernet Sauvignon '12 & Proprietary Red '10; Educated Guess- Hypothesis Cabernet Sauvignon '13.
(France/Burgundy) Domaine Roux Pere & Fils- Chassange-Montrachet '14, Puligny Montrachet '13 & Gevrey Chambertin '14.
(France/Rhône) Notre Dame- Vacqueras '13, Crozes-Hermitage '13 & Châteauneuf-du-Pape '13.
(Italy) Carpineto- Brunello '10; Magliano- Poggio Bestiale '12 & Perenzo '12; Cesari- Amarone Il Bosco- 2006, '09 & '12; Viberti- Barolo Buon Padre '12 & Barolo San Pietro Riserva '07.
(Spirits) Glen Moray- Single Malt Scotch 12 yr & 16 yr; Bunnahabhain- Single Malt Scotch 13 yr Marsala Cask; Deanston- Single Malt Scotch 14 yr Organic, Bourbon Cask & 20 y.o. Oloroso Cask; Ledaig- Single Malt Scotch 1996 19 y.o. Oloroso Cask; Glencadam- Single Malt Scotch Aged 15 yrs & 25 y.o.; Heritage- Elk Rider Rye, Batch No.12 Bourbon, Brown Sugar Bourbon & Brown Sugar Bourbon 103 prf; Angostura- No. 1 Ltd Edition Aged Rum & 1824 Aged Rum; Monopolowa- Vodka & Gin; Greenall's Gin; Bloom Gin; Dubliner Irish Whiskey; Cedar Ridge- Iowa Bourbon & American Rye; Bruxo Mezcal- #4 Ensamble & #5 20 yr. Tobala; Blackwell- Gold Jamaican Rum; Islay Mist 17 yr Single Malt Scotch; Old Ballantuan Speyside; Danzka- Apple Vodka & Cranraz Vodka; Sobieski- Estate Single Rye Vodka & Raspberry Vodka; Bakon- Flavored Vodka; James Pepper- 1776 Rye; Pow Wow Botanical Rye; Tempus Fugit- Creme de Cacao Liqueur & Creme de Menthe Liqueur; Angelico Fernet.
(Cognac/Armangac) Camus- XO Borderies; Kelt- XO & Commodore Tour Monde; Cles Des Ducs- XO Armagnac.



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Winebow - Vintner's Harvest Tasting 2016, NYC
Best Picks: (France/Burgundy) Gachot-Monot- Nuits St Georges "Aux Crots" '13; Dom. Seguin-Manuel- Vosne Romanee "Aux Communes" '14; Taupenot-Merme- Gevrey-Chambertin '14 & Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Les Pruliers" '14; Dom. Bellene- Nuits St. Georges Vielles Vignes '12.
(France/Bordeaux) Chateau Kirwan- Margaux '12.
(France/Rhône) Dom. Le Sang des Cailloux- Vacqueras Rouge '13; Montirius- Vacqueras "Le Clos" '13 & Gigondas Terre des Aines '14; Dom. Faury- Côte-Rôtie '14; Saint Cosme- Côte-Rôtie '14 & Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge '13; Dom. Du Vieux Télégraphe- Châteauneuf-du-Pape '13.
(Italy) Castello di Neive- Barbaresco Riserva Santo Stefano DOCG '07; Ceretto- Barbaresco Asili DOCG '12, Barolo Brunate DOCG '12 & Barolo Bricco Rocche DOCG '12; Cortese- Barbaresco Rabaja Riserva DOCG '08; Secondo Marco- Amarone Classico DOCG '10; Zenato- Amarone Classico DOC '11 & Amarone Classico Riserva Sergio Zenato DOC '09; Castellare- Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggiale '12, I Sodi di San Niccolo '11 & Poggio ai Merli '11; Castello di Bossi- Chianti Classico Riserva Bernardo '11 & Corbaia IGT '10; Luigi D'Allessandro- Il Bosco Syrah Cortona '10; San Polo- Brunello di Montalcino DOCG '11 & Brunello di Montalcino Riserva '10; Mastroberardino- Taurasi Riserva '06, Taurasi RIserva "Antonio" '08; Galardi- Terra di Lavoro IGT '09, '11 & '12; Montevetrano- Colli di Salerno '09 & '11; Gianfranco Fino- Fino Es Primitivo di Maduria '13.
(Argentina) El Enemigo- Gran enemigo Gualtalley Cab Franc '11; Bodega Catena Zapata- Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata '10.
(California/Napa) Trefethen Family Vineyards- Estate Chardonnay '14 & Estate Cabernet Sauvignon '13; Pahlmeyer Winery- Proprietary Red '13; Pellet Estate- Cabernet Sauvignon Pellet Vineyard '12 & Henry's Reserve Pellete Vineyard '14; Rombauer Vineyards- Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Select '12; Shafer Vineyards- One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon '13 & Relentless '13; Spottswoode Estate Vineyard- Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon '13 & Estate Cabernet Sauvignon '13.
(Champagne/Sparkling) Laurent-Perrier- Vintage '06, Grand Siecle NV & Cuvée Rosé NV; Fleury- Bolero Extra Brut 2005 & Sonate No9 Extra Brut Opus 10 '10; Veuve Fournay- Blanc de Blancs Brut 1er Cru NV; La Valle- Rosé Brut Franciacorta DOCG '12; Barone Pizzini- Bagnadore Franciacorta Riserva DOCG '08.
(Spirits) Tullibarine Single Malt Scotch- Sovereign, 225 Sauternes Finish, 228 Burgundy Finish, 500 Sherry PX, 20 yr & 25 yr; Springbank 10 yo Single Malt Scotch; Wolfburn Single Malt Scotch; Dad's Hat- Rye Whiskey Finished in Port Barrels; Tequila Fortaleza- Blanco, Resposado & Añejo; Siete Leguas- Blanco & Reposado Tequilas; Del Maguey- Single Village Mezcal Minero.



Coffee Cup

New York Coffee Festival 2016
Best Picks: (Coffee/Espresso)
Coffee of Grace (New York, NY)
Light Roast- "currant, blackberries, creamy chocolate finish"
Medium Light Roast- "balanced bright fruit, sweet smooth finish"
Medium Dark Roast- "round, dark chocolate body, full body"
Truth (Cape Town, South Africa)
Resurrection Blend- "caramel, nutty, chocolatey"
Revengeance Blend- "full bodied, praline, syrupy"
Dallis Bros. Coffee (Long Island City, NY)
Single Origin Colombia- "cherry cola, maple, tangerine"
Keffa Coffee Inc. (Baltimore, MD)
Washed Yirgacheffe 'YirgZ' Ethiopia- "floral, honey, cherry, nice body, complex"
Silimakuta Sumatra- "dark chocolate, juicy, cocoa"
Birch (New York, NY)
Emma’s Espresso Blend- "dark cherry, chocolate, mild acidity"
AA Gondo Kenya- "plum, pear, almond, bright acidity, chocolatey finish"
Bluestone Lane Coffee Shop (New York, NY)
Niccolo Melbourne, Australia- "aromatic, nutty, chocolate, touch of citrus, well balanced"
Devocion Farm to Table coffee roasters (Brooklyn, NY)
Citrus- "orange, mandarin peel, lemongrass, lemon"
(Cold Brew)
Walter’s Coffee Roastery
(Brooklyn, NY)
Ethiopian- "floral, fruity"
Dallis Bros Coffee (Long Island City, NY)
NY Espresso- "chocolate, nougat, caramel"
Hatch Beverage Company (Ontario, Canada)
Chalo’s Farm Colombia- "apple, pear, almond"
Toby’s Estate (Brooklyn, NY)
Brooklyn Filter Blend- "graham cracker, sweet toffee, toasted hazelnuts"
Nobletree Coffee (Brooklyn, NY)
Ethiopia Kossa Geshe- "citrus, fruit, honey, sweet, syrupy"
Devocion (Brooklyn, NY)
Valle Suaza- "lemongrass, pineapple, green apple, white tea, cantaloupe, strawberries"



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Frederick Wildman & Sons Ltd - Portfolio Tasting 2016, NYC
Best Picks: (France/Burgundy/Red) Château de la Maltroye- Chassange-Montrachet Rouge '13; Domaine Gallois- Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru '12; Domaine Méo-Camuzet- Clos Vougeot Grand Cru '13; Domaine Parent- Ladoix 1er Cru La Corvée '13 & Pommard 1er Cru Les Argillières '13; Domaine Armand Rousseau- Gevrey-Chambertin AC '12; Domaine Humbert Frères- Gevrey-Chambertin Vielles Vignes '13 & Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Poissenot '11; Domaine Jacques Prieur- Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru '13 & Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru '13; Domaine Lamarche- Clos Vougeot Grand Cru '12.
(France/Burgundy/White) Château de la Maltroye- Chassange-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Vigne Blanche '12; Domaine Jacques Prieur- Puligny-Montrachet "Les Combettes" 1er Cru '10 & Montrachet Grand Cru '10; Olivier Leflaive Frères- Chassange-Montrachet AC '14 & Puligny-Montrachet "Les Pucelles" 1er Cru '14; Château Fuissé- Pouilly-Fuissé "Vielles Vignes" Single Vineyard '13.
(France/Bordeaux) La Réserve de Leoville Barton '11; Château Figeac '12; Château Cantenac Brown '09; Château Phélan Ségur '05 & '12; Château Ducru-Beaucaillou '01; Château Pichon-Longueville Baron '10; Château Carbonnieux Blanc '12.
(Italy/Red) Santi- Amarone Proemio '06.
(California/Napa) Heitz Cellar- Cabernet Sauvignon Trailside '06 & '10, Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard '09 & '10, Port NV; Phipps Family Cellars- Cabernet Sauvignon '09; Chappellet- Mountain Cuvée '14; Arkenstone- Cabernet Sauvignon NVD '12, Obsidian Estate '12 & Sauvignon Blanc NVD 13.
(California/Sonoma) Merry Edwards- Chardonnay '12, Pinot Nior Klopp '12 & Pinot Noir Coopersmith '14; Benovia- Pinot Noir Pommeraie '13; Sonoma Loeb- Pinot Noir Dutton Ranch '14; Ridge- Merlot Estate '13 & Zinfandel Lytton Springs '13.
(Champagne) Pol Roger- Brut "Blanc de Blancs" '08, Brut Vintage '06, Brut Rosé.
(Cognac) Maison Prunier Cognac X.O.



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North Fork, Long Island - Summer Wine Tasting 2016
Best Picks:
Paumanok -  (Red) Assemblage 2013; Cabernet Franc Grand Vintage 2013; Petit Verdot Apollo Drive Vineyard 2010.
(White) Festival Chardonnay 2014; Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2014; Chenin Blanc 2014; Dry Riesling 2015; Semi Dry Riesling 2015; Sauvignon Blanc 2015; Minimalist Sauvignon Blanc 2015.   (Rosé) Dry Rosé 2015.
(Sparkling) Blanc de Blancs 2011.   (Dessert) Late Harvest Riesling 2012.
Macari -  (Red) Malbec 2012; Dos Aguas 2010; Merlot Reserve 2010; Cabernet Franc 2013; Bergen Road 2010.
(White) Chardonnay Reserve 2013; Dos Aguas White Blend 2014; Riesling 2013; Sauvignon Blanc "Lifeforce" 2014.
(Sparkling) Cuvée Gabriella Sparkling Brut Rosé 2010.
(Dessert) Block E Red 2012; Block E Riesling 2011.
Pindar -  (Red) Syrah 2014; Merlot 2014; Reserve Merlot 2010; Mythology Meritage 2010.
(White) Viognier 2015; Sunflower Chardonnay Special Reserve 2013 & 2015; Semi Dry Riesling 2015.   (Rosé) Rosé 2015.   (Sparkling) Cuvée Rare 2010.




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