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

 

 

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Banville Wine Merchants - Portfolio Tasting - NYC 2014
Best Picks: (Italy / Alto Adige) Cantina Terlano- Winkl Sauvignon '13, Porphyr Lagrein Riserva '10, Nova Domus Riserva '11. (Italy / Veneto) Zýme 60/20/20 '09. (Italy / Tuscany) Tolani Picconero Toscana '09; Col dei Venti Barbaresco '11. (Italy / Abruzzo) San Salvatore Paestum Aglianico Gillo Dorfles '10. (France / Burgundy) Domaine Gérard Quivy Gevrey-Chambertin Village En Champs '09; Dom. Vallet Frères Pernaud-Vergelesses Blanc '10; Dom. Jean-Jacques Confuron Côte de Nuits-Villages La Montagne Blanc '11; Dom. Jacques Cacheux Vosne-Romanée Village Aux Reas '10. (Germany) Dr. Lippold Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese '09. (United States / California) Longoria Pinot Noir fe Ciega Sta. Rita Hills '11; Dutton-Goldfield Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir '12; Kathryn Kennedy Winery Estate Cabernet Sauvignon '09; Bressler Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley '06 & '10. (Sparkling) Ca' del Bosco Saten Franciacorta '09.

 

 

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Vignaioli Selection - 15th Annual Portfolio Tasting - NYC 2014
Best Picks: (Italy / Piemonte) Scarzello- Barollo Sarmassa '06, Barolo "Vigna Merenda" '05; Rocche Dei Manzoni- Barolo "Big 'd Big" '05, Barolo "Vigna Capella di S. Stefano" '05, Barolo "Vigna d'la Roul" '05; Pianpolvere Soprano- Barolo '04 & '06; Seghesio- Barolo "Pajana" Riserva '06 & '07; San Giuliano- Barbaresco '09; Cascina Ebreo- Torbido! '04, '03 & '00, Segreto '04; Hilberg Pasquero- Nebbiolo d'Alba '07, Barbera d'Alba Superiore '08. (Italy / Toscana) Col di Lamo- Brunello di Montalcino '06; La Fornace- Brunello di Montalcino '07, '06 & '05; Collemattoni- Brunello di Montalcino '06. (Italy / Veneto) Begali- Amarone Cru "Monte Ca' Bianca" '09, Amarone Classico '10; Nicolis- Amarone "Ambrosan" '06 & '05; Progettidivini "Millesimato" Prosecco.

 

 

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Montcalm Wine Importers - Portfolio Tasting - NYC 2014
Best Picks: (Italy) Sant'Agata/Cavallero- Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato "Pronobis" '10, Cavallero Barolo "Bussia" '09; Poderi Colla- Langhe "Bricco del Drago" '07; Lunae- Colli di Luni Vermentino Grey Label '13, Colli di Luni Vermentino Black Label '12, Colli di Luni Rosso "Niccolo V" '10; Villa Girardi- Amarone Classico "Opere San Pietro" '08; Ricci- Brunello di Montalcino Riserva '07; Cennatoio- Chianti Classico Riserva "Gold" '09; Grignano- Chianti Rufina Riserva "Poggio Gualtieri" '06, Vin Santo del Chianti Rufina '03; Il Marroneto- Brunello di Montalcino Selez "Madonna della Grazie" '08 & '09; Lavacchio- Chianti Rufina Riserva "Cedro" '09; Illuminati- Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane Riserva "Zanna" '08; Mesa- Vermentino di Sardegna "Opiale" '12, Isola dei Nuraghi "Buio Buio" '10; Spadafora- Sicilia "Sole dei Padri" '07. (Argentina) Benegas- Estate Malbec '11.

 

 

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Winebow - Vintners' Harvest 25th Anniversary Tasting - NYC 2014
Best Picks: (California - Napa/Sonoma) Blackbird- Illustration Merlot '11, Paramour Cab Franc '11; Parcel 41- Sauvignon Blanc '12; Cain- Five 2004 & 2009; Hall- Cabernet Sauvignon Napa '11; Frog's Leap- Sauvignon Blanc '13; Ladera- Sauvignon Blanc '12; Miner- Cabernet Sauvignon '10; Shafer- One Point One Cabernet Sauvignon '11, Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon '10; Spottswoode Estate- Cabernet Sauvignon '11, Sauvignon Blanc '13, Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon '11; Tres Sabores- Petite Syrah '11; Trefethen- Estate Cabernet Sauvignon '11; (Oregon - Willamette) Adelsheim- Pinot Noir '12, Elizabeth's Reserve Pinot Noir '11; High Hook Wines- Pinot Noir '12; Yamhill Valley Vineyard- Estate- Estate Pinot Noir '12 & '09; Dobbes Family Estate Patricia's Cuveee '11. (France - Burgundy) Dom. Jean Chartron- Puligny Montrachet '12, Puligny Montrachet "Clos du Cailleret" '12, Meursault "Les Pierres" '12; Dom. Seguin-Manuel- Beaune "Champimonts" 1er Cru '10; Dom. Bernard Defaix- Chablis Grand Cru Bougros '10. (France - Rhône/Provence) Château St. Cosme- Gigondas '12; Catherine Le Goeuil- Cairanne Côtes du Rhône Villages '11; Les Pallieres- Gigondas "Terrase du Diable" '11; Vieux Telegraphe- Châteauneuf-du-Pape "La Crau" '11. (Italy - Piemonte) Ceretto- Barolo Brunate '09, Barolo Prapo '09, Barolo Bricoo Rocche '09; Roberto Voerzio- Barolo La Serra '09, Barolo Cerequio '08; Castello di Neive- Barbaresco Albesani Santo Stefano '09. (Italy - Veneto) Zenato- Amarone Classico Riserva Sergio Zenato '07. (Italy - Trentino/Alto Adige) Tramin- Terminum Gewürztraminer Vendemmia Tardiva Late Harvest '09. (Hungary) Dobog&eocute;- Puttonyos Tokaji '07. (France - Champagne) Lanson- Black Label Brut NV, Brut Rosé Rose Label NV; Philipponnat- Cuvee 1522 Rosé '03, Clos de Goisses Extra-Brut '00; Fleury- Notes Blanches NV; Veuve Fourny- Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature 1er Cru NV, Rosé Brut 1er Cru NV, Cuvee R Extra Brut 1er Cru, Clos Notre Dame Extra Brut '05. (Spirits) Duncan Taylor- Glen Moray 25 y.o. Dimension; McKenzie Rye Whiskey; Tequila Fortaleza- Blanco, Reposado, Añejo; Sorel Artisanal Liqueur; Mezcal Marca Negra Tobala; LiV Vodka; Rough Rider Bourbon; Lost Distillery- Stratheden Deluxe Scotch Whiskey; Tequila Siete Leguas- Reposado, Añejo; Catskill Provisions New York Honey Whiskey.

 

 

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Frederick Wildman & Sons Portfolio Tasting - NYC 2014
Best Picks: (California - Napa/Sonoma) Heitz Cellar- Cabernet Sauvignon "Trailside" '05, Cabernet Sauvignon "Martha's Vineyard" '09, '05 & '04; Bond Estate- Pluribus '10; Futo- Red Wine "O.V." '11; Lewis Cellars- Cabernet Sauvignon Napa '12, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve '11; Chapellett- Cabernet Sauvignon "Pritchard Hill" '10; Clos du Val- Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley" '11 & '95; Hanzell Vineyards- Chardonnay '11; Merry Edwards- Sauvignon Blanc "Russian River" '12, Chardonnay "Olivet Lane" '10; (Oregon - Willamette) Bethel Heights- Pinot Noir Estate "Aeolian" '12, Pinot Noir Estate "Casteel Reserve" '12; Kings Ridge- Pinot Noir "Alchemist" '12; The Four Graces- Pinot Noir "Dundee Hills" '11; Brooks- Pinot Noir "Janus" '11; Bergström- Pinot Noir "Bergstrom" '12; Solena Estate- Pinot Noir "Grand Cuvée" '`12. (France - Burgundy) Olivier Leflaive- Chassange-Montrachet "Abbaye de Morgeot" 1er Cru '11, Meursault "Bouchères" 1er Cru '11, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru '11; Dom. Alain Burguet- Vosne-Romanée '11, Gevrey-Chambertin "Mes Favorites" '12, Vosne-Romanée "Les Rouges du Dessus" 1er Cru '11; Dom. Sylvain Cathiard- Vosne-Romanée "Aux Malconsorts" 1er Cru '11, Nuits-St.-Georges "Aux Thorey" 1er Cru '11; Dom. Lignier Michelot- Clos de la Roche Grand Cru '11; Dom. François Lamarche- La Grande Rue Grand Cru '11; Dom. Méo-Camuzet- Corton Grand Cru "Les Perrières" '11, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru '11; Dom. Faiveley- Chanmbolle-Musigny '11, Nuits-St.-Georges "les Pruliers" 1er Cru '11, Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru '11, Corton "Clos des Cortons Faiveley" Grand Cru '11; Dom. Armand-Rousseau- Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru '10. (France - Bordeaux) Château Carbonnieux Blanc '12; Château Phélan Ségur '06; Château Pichon-Longueville '10; Château Suduirat Sauternes. (France - Rhône/Provence) Paul Jaboulet Ainé- Gigondas "Pierre Aiguille" '10, Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Domaine de Terre Ferme" Rouge '09; Hecht & Bannier- Côtes de Provence Rosé. (France - Champagne) Pol Roger- Brut Vintage '04, Brut Rosé '06, Cuvée Prestige "Sir Winston Churchill" '00. (Cognac) Maison Prunier- X.O.; Léopold Gourmel- Age de Fleurs 15 Carats. (Whisky) Copper Fox Rye Whisky.

 

 

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Verity Wine Partners - 5 Year Anniversary Tasting - NYC 2014
Best Picks: (California - Napa/Sonoma) Laurel Glen Cabernet Sauvignon Estate '05; Noble Tree California Chardonnay '13; Thomas George- Sons & Daughters Estate Vineyard Chardonnay '13, Chardonnay Russian River '10; Storybrook Mountain- "Mayacamas Range" Zinfandel '11, Cabernet Sauvignon '09; Darioush "Signature" Cabernet Sauvignon '10; Ehlers Estate "1886" Cabernet Sauvignon '10; Turnbull Cellars- Oakville Sauvignon Blanc '12 & '13, Cabernet Sauvignon '10 & '12, "Oakville: Cabernet Sauvignon '11; PlumpJack Reserve Chardonnay '13; Starmont Winery Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley '13; Merryvale Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley '13; Stuhlmuller Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Block 6 South '10. (Oregon - Willamette Valley) Penner-Ash Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir '12. (Italy) Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva '07; Massolino Barolo Vigna Rionda Reserva '07. (France - Rhône) Perrin Gigondas La Gille '11; Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas '11; Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape '11; Domaine des Senechaux Châteauneuf-du-Pape '11. (France - Burgundy) Liger-Belair Aloxe Corton Premier Cru la Toppe Au Vert '11; Henri Gouges Nuits St Georges Clos Des Porrets St Georges '11; Benjamin Leroux Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Gain '11. (France - Cahors) Crocus Cahors Malbec '11. (France - Champagne) Delamotte Brut Blanc de Blancs '04. (Germany) Georg Breur Berg Schlossbery Reisling '12; Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Spatese '12. (Canada) Stratus Ice Wine '08.

 

 

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Lugana D.O.C. Wine Tasting - NYC 2014
Best Picks: (100% Turbiana grape, a variety of Trebbiano) Zenato San Benedetto Lugana '13; Sergio Zenato Lugana Riserva '11; Pilandro Terecrèa '13; Cà dei Frati I Frati '13; Montresor- Gran Guardia '13; Le Morette Lugana Riserva '11; Sgreva Lugana Sirmio '13; Feliciani Felugan Lugana '13; Bulgarini Lugana '13.

 

 

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VOS Selections- Spirits Portfolio Tasting - NY 2014
Best Picks: Old New Orleans- Crystal Rum & 10 Yr Rum; Dzama Rhum- Cuvée Blanche Prestige & Cuvée Noire Presige; Espiritu Lauro Mezcal- Joven, Reposado & Añejo; Leatherbee- Gin Autumnal & Fernet; Dry Fly- Vodka & Dry Gin; Watershed- Four Peel Gin, Bourbon Barrel Gin & Bourbon; Armorik Breton Whisky Double Maturation; La Muse Verte Absinthe. (Cognac) Normandin-Mercier- Cognac Fine Champagne Prestige 15 yrs & Grande Champagne XO 30 yrs; Jean Fillioux- Cep d'Or 12 yrs, Tres Vieux 25 yrs & XO Grande reserve 32 yrs. (Armagnac) Marie Duffau- Bas Armagnac Hors d'Age, Delord 25 yrs & Bas Armagnac 1973; Dartigalongue- Bas Armagnac Hors d'Age 15 yrs & Bas Armagnac 1991. (Calvados) Roger Groult- Calvados Venerable Pays d'Auge 20 yrs & Calvados Age d'Or Pays d'Auge over 30 yrs. (Liqueur) Jacquiot Crème de Cassis.

 

 

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Chianti Classico Gran Selezione - U.S. Premiere, NY 2014
Best Picks: Castello di Gabbiano- Bellezza '11; Luiano- Ottantino '10; Castello Vicchiomaggio- Vigna La Prima '10; Fontodi- Vigna de Sorbo '10; Il Molino di Grace- Il Margone '10; Tenuta di Nozzole- La Forra '11; Vignole- Crespine '09; Castello di Fonterutoli '10; Rocca delle Macìe- Sergio Zingarelli '10; Ruffino- Riserva Ducale Oro '10; Fattoria Viticcio- Beatrice '11; San Fabiano Calcinaia- Cellole '10; Castello di Volpaia- Casanova '10; Barone Ricasoli- Colledilà '10; San Felice- Il Grigio '10.

 

 

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La Nuit en Rosé Wine Tasting - NYC 2014
Best Picks: Perle de Margui '13; Grand Cros Esprit de Provence '13; Estandon Legende '12; Aix Rosé '13; Château D'Esclans Rosé '13; Ch. D'Esclans "Les Clans" '12; Ch. D'Esclans "Garrus" '12; La Chapelle Gordonne Rosé '13; Rémy Pannier Rosé d'Anjou '13; Prieuré de Montézargues Tavel '13; Lieb Cellars Bridge Lane Rosé '13. (Sparkling) Champagne Lallier Rosé Grand Cru NV; Champagne Demoiselle de Vranken Rosé NV; Dom Vico Clos Venturi Rosé '13; Gérard Bertrand Château La Sauvageonne Rosé '13; Champagne Jacquart Rosé NV; Champagne Montaudon Grande Rosé NV; Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rosé NV; Ch. Nicolas Feuillatte "D'Luscious" Demi-Sec Rosé NV; Ferrari Perle Rosé '06; Champagne Voirin-Jumel Brut Rosé NV; Champagne Barons de Rothschild Rosé NV.

 

 

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Loire Valley Wine Tasting - NYC 2014
Best Picks: (Sancerre - Sauvignon Blanc) Domaine de la Garenne Reverdy-Godon '13; Dom. Fournier- "Les Belles Vignes" '13, "Cuvée Silex" '12, "Grande Cuvée" '08; Dom. de la Perrière '13. (Pouilly-Fumé) Dom. Fournier "Grand Fumé" '09. (Vouvray) Dom. Vincent Carême "Le Peu Morier" '11. (Vouvray - Sparkling) Château Gaudrelle, NV.

 

 

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T Edward - 20 Year Anniversary Portfolio Tasting - NYC 2014
Best Picks: (France) Château Maucoil- Châteauneuf-du-Pape '11, '09, '07; Domaine La Vielle Julienne- Les Hauts-lieux '10, Réservé '10; Dom. Roger Perrin- Côtes du Rhône '11, Châteauneuf-du-Pape '11, Châteauneuf-du-Pape '98; Dom. De L'Harmas- Châteauneuf-du-Pape '10, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve De Felicien '10, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve De Felicien '12; Dom. Montvac- "Mélodine" Vacqueras '11, "Adage" Gigondas '11; La Foret des Dames Sancerre- Châteauneuf-du-Pape '12, Sancerre Réserve '12; Anne Pichon- Grenache-Grandiose '10, Ventoux-Extreme '09, Vermentino '13; Dom. Serge Laloue Sancerre "Cul de Beajeu" '11; Dirler-Cade- Cremant d'Alsace Brut '10, Riesling Grand Cru Kessler VT '09, Gewurztraminer Grand Cru '07; Dom. Henri Delagrange- Volnay Clos des Chenes '11 & '05, Volnay 1er Cru Santenots '11; Château Coussin "Sainte-Victoire" Rosé '13; La Suffrene Bandol Rosé '13; Château Le Coteau '10; Jean Luc Thunevin- Virginie de Valandraud '09, Valandraud '10. (California/Napa) Vineyard 29 "Aida" Cabernet Sauv. '09; ZD Wines- Cab. Sauv. '06 & '94; Robert Sinsky- Cab. Sauv. '94, Pinot Noir '11; Lindstrom Cab. Sauv '09; Vine Hill Ranch Cab. Sauv. '11. (Italy) Fattori Amarone '09; Mauro Veglio Barolo Rocche Vigneto '09. (Spirits) Dark Horse Distillery- Reserve Bourbon, Reunion Rye; Roundhouse Spirits- Gin & Imperial Barrel Aged Gin; Tatoosh Distillery Bourbon.

 

 

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Banville - Spring Portfolio Tasting - NYC 2014
Best Picks: Donatella Cinelli Colombini- Prime Donne Brunello di Montalcino '08, Brun. di Montal. Riserva '08; Giacomo Grimaldi- Barbera d'Alba Pistin '12, Nebbiolo d'Alba '08, Barolo "Le Coste" '10; Pietro Cassina- Tera Russa Coste della Sesia Vespolina '10, Lessona Tanzo '09, Ciuet Coste delle Sesia Nebbiolo '10, La Granda Grappa Di Lessona; Remo Farina Amarone Classico '10; Terlano- Chardonnay Alto Adige '12, Lagrein Gries '10, Lagrein Riserva '10, Quarz Sauv. Blanc '11, Terlaner Classico '13; Tolaini Chianti Classico Riserva '09; Zyme- Amarone Classico '06, Amarone Classico Riserva '01, Oseleta Verona '07.

 

 

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Rioja Grand Tasting - NYC 2014
Best Picks: Bodegas Riojana Monte Real Gran Reserva '01 & '98; Beronia Gran Reserva '06 & '73; Señorio de Cuzcurrita Reserva '07, Cerrado del Castillo '08; Viña Real Reserva '09, Imperial Reserva '08, Contino Reserva '07; Lanzaga '09, Altos de Lanzaga '07; Altadi Viñas de Gain '10, Altadi Valdeginés '10; Señorio de P. Peciña Vendimia Seleccionada Reserva '01, Señorio de P. Peciña Gran Reserva '01; Ramón Bilbao Gran Reserva '05, Mirto '08; Finca Valpiedra Reserva '08, Manuel Quintano Reserva Especial '04; Heredad de Braoja Gran Reserva '01; Colección Vivanco 4 Varietales '10, Colección Vivanco Maturana Tinta '10; Viña Ardanza Reserva '04, Gran Reserva 904 '01; Viña Lanciano Reserva '07, LAN Edicion Limitada '10, Culmen Reserva '07; Marqués de Tomares Gran Reserva '05 & '01; Ruiz de Viñaspre Reserva '08, Ruiz de Viñaspre Gran Reserva '07, Ruiz de Viñaspre RV '08, Ruiz de Viñaspre Delerio '07; Ysios Reserva '06; Conde de la Salceda Reserva '09; Don Jacopo Gran Reserva '96; Ramirez de la Piscina Gran Reserva '01; Prado Enea Gran Reserva '05, Muga Reserva Selección Especial '09; Sierra Cantabria Reserva Unica '10, Viñedos de Paganos El Puntido Gran Reserva '06.

 

 

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Crus Bourgeois du Médoc - NY 2014
Best Picks: Château Escot 2010; Château Les Grands Chênes '10; Ch. Greysac '10; Ch. Méric '10; Ch. Rollan de By '10 & '11; Ch. Vieux Robin '09 & '10; Ch. D'Agassac '08 & '10; Ch. Aney '09; Ch. Bel Air '11; Ch. De Braude '09 & '10; Ch. Caronne Ste. Gemme '09; Ch. Charmail '10; Ch. Haut-Logat '09 & '10; Ch. Labat '06; Ch. Lamothe Bergeron '09 & '10; Ch. Larose Perganson '08 & '10; Ch. Magnol '10 & '11; Ch. Peyrabon '09; Ch. Tour Saint Joseph '09; Ch. Capdet '09; Ch. Anthonic '09 & '10; Ch. Biston Brillette '10 & '11; Ch. Lalauday '10 & '11; Ch. Haut Breton Larigaudière '10; Ch. Mongravey '10; Ch. Paveil De Luxe '10 & '11; Ch. La Fleur Peyrabon '10; Ch. Clauzet '08 & '10; Ch. De Côme '09 & '10; Ch. Le Crock '10; Ch. La Haye '09; Ch. Lilian Ladouys '10 & '11; Ch. Tour Des Termes '10 & '11.

 

 

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Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux- Barrel to Bottle - NY 2014
Best Picks: Château Brande Bergère Cuvée O'Byrne '09 & '10; Château Dalem '10 & '13; Château Moulin Haut-Laroque '11 & 13; Château Les Trois Croix '10 & '13; Château Siaurac '10 & '13; Château Godeau '08; Château Magrez Fombrauge '11; Château du Parc '13; Château Trianon '10; Château Le Prieuré '11; Château La Cardonne '10; Château Greysac '10 & '13; Château Grivière '13; Château Ramafort '13; Château Rollan de By '10 & '13; Château Malescasse '11; The Winemaker's Collection "Zelma Long" '11; Château d'Arsac '13; Grand Enclos du Château de Cérons '10.

 

 

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Taste of Sonoma County - NY 2014
Best Picks: (Red) Balletto- Estate Pinot Noir '12, BCD Pinot Noir '12; Beltane Ranch Estate Zinfandel '12; Benovia- La Pommeraie Pinot Noir '11, Bella Una Pinot Noir '11; Bruliam- Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir '12, Sangiacomo Vineyard Pinot Noir '12; DeLoach OFS Pinot Noir '10; C. Donatiello Hervey Vineyard Pinot Noir '11; Davis- Soul Patch Grown Pinot Noir '11, Soul Patch Estate Grown Syrah '10, Zinfandel Old Vine '11; Emeritus Hallberg Ranch Estate-Bottled Pinot Noir '11; Ferrari-Carano Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon '10; Flowers Seaview Ridge Pinot Noir '11; Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Cabernet Sauvignon '12; Gary Farrell- Russian River Selection Pinot Noir '11, Hallberg Vineyard Pinot Noir '11, Hallberg Vineyard Dijon Clones Pinot Noir '11, Rochioli Pinot Noir '11, Bacigalupi Pinot Noir '11; Gundlach Bundschu Merlot '10; Hartford Land's Edge Pinot Noir '12; Inman Family Thron Ridge Ranch Pinot Noir '11; Joseph Swan- Cuvée de Trois Pinot Noir '11, Mancini Ranch Zinfandel '08; Keller Estate- La Cruz Vineyard Pinot Noir '10, El Coro Pinot Noir '10; Kosta Browne Pinot Noir '12; La Follette Sangiacomo Vineyard Pinot Noir '12, Du Nah Vineyard Pinot Noir '11; Laurel Glen- Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, '05, '03; MacPhail- Pratt Pinot Noir '11, Gap's Crown Pinot Noir '11, Sundawg Pinot Noir '11; Papapietro Perry- Leras Family Vineyards Pinot Noir '11, 777 Clones Pinot Noir '11; Patz & Hall Gap's Crown Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir '12; Peter Michael "Les Pavots" Estate Cabernet Blend '11; The Donum Estate- Carneros Estate Pinot Noir '11, Russian River Estate Grown Pinot Noir '11, Russian River Reserve Pinot Noir '11. (White) Anakota Helena Dakota Cabernet Sauvignon '09; Balleto Teresa's Estate Chardonnay '13; Beltane Ranch Estate Sauvignon Blanc '12; DeLoach Russian River Chardonnay '12; Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay '`12; Kosta Browne One Sixteen Chardonnay '12; Landmark Damaris Reserve Chardonnay '10; Ramey- Sonoma Coast Chardonnay '11, Russian River Valley Chardonnay '11, Platt Vineyard Chardonnay '11. (Sparkling) Gloria Ferrer- Blanc de Noirs NV, Royal Cuvee 2005; Iron Horse- Classic Vintage Brut '09, Wedding Cuvee '10.

 

 

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Martine's Wines - Spring Portfolio Tasting - NY 2014
Best Picks: (France - Burgundy) Domaine Lorenzon- Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru '11, Mercurey 1er Cru Champs Martin Rouge Cuvée Carline '11; Bernard-Bonin- Mersault 1er Cru Les Charmes-Dessus '11, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières '11; Morey-Coffinet- Corton-Charlemagne '11, Chassange-Montrachet Les Chaumes '12; Charles Audoin- Marsannay Blanc Au Champ Salomon '12, Marsannay Les Longeroies '11, Marsannay Les Favières '11. (France - Bordeaux) Jean Gautreau- Cuvée Jean Gautreau '95, '00, '05. (France - Rhône) Féraud-Brunel- Rasteau '11, Châteauneuf-du-Pape '11; Giles Robin- Crozes-Hermitage Cuvée Albéric Bouvet '11. (France - Cahors) Château du Cèdre Cahors Le Cèdre '11. (California) Lucia Vineyards- Chardonnay Soberanes '12, Pinot Noir Soberanes '12; Pisoni Estate Pinot Noir '12; Scott Palazzo- Cuvée Blanc Napa Valley '11, Proprietary Red Napa Valley '08. (Champagne) Stéphane Coquillette Brut Carte d'Or 1er Cru NV; Saint-Chamant Rosé Brut NV.

 

 

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David Bowler - The Tasting - NY 2014
Best Picks: (France - Burgundy) Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru les Folatieres '11; Dom. Joseph Voillot- Volnay 1er Cru les Champans '11, Pommard 1er Cru Les Epenots '11; Dom. Chandon De Briailles- Corton Bressandes Grand Cru '11, Corton Blanc Grand Cru '11; Dom. Michèle & Patrice Rion- Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos Saint Marc Monopole '11; Phillipe Gavignet- Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru les Bousselots '11, Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru les Chaboeufs '11, Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru les Pruliers '11; Dom. Vincent Latour- Saint Aubin "Cuvée Thomas" '11, Meursault 1er Cru Charmes '11, Meursault 1er Cru les Perrières '11; Patrick Piuze- Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon Minots '12, Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux '12, Chablis 1er Cru Vaulorent '12, Chablis Grand Cru Bougros '12. (France - Southern/Northern Rhône) Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape '11; Dom. De Crista- Châteauneuf-du-Pape Classic '11, Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Cuvée Renaissance" '09, Côtes du Rhône "Les Garrigues" Vielle Vignes '12; Dom. La Barroche Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Pure" '11; Dom. La Monardière Vacqueras Vielles Vigne '11; Mourgues Du Gres Costières de Nimes Terre de Feu Vielles Vignes '10; Dom. Nicolas Serrette Cornas "Patou" '11; Jeannine Boutin Hermitage "Arena Mica" '09 & '12. (Spain) López de Heredia Tondonia Gran Reserva 1981; Pérez Pascuas Pedrosa Gran Reserva '05 & '06; Zerberos Pizarra '07. (California) Eric Kent- Pinot Noir Russian River Valley "Sascha Marie" '12, Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast "Small Town" '12; Holdredge- Pinot Noir "True Blue" '12, Pinot Noir "Rolling Thunder" '11; Chasseur Pinot Noir "Freestone Station" '11; Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon '11. (Oregon) Tendril Pinot Noir TightRope '10. (Champagne) Ployez-Jacquemart- Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs '04, Extra Brut Rosé NV; Pierre Paillard Bouzy Blanc de Blancs "Les Motellettes" Grand Cru '08; Lilbert Fils Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru NV; Jacquesson Cuvée 737 Extra Brut NV. (Japan- Sake) Aizu Chujou Daiginjo Hattannishiki; Ooki Daikichi Shizengou Cuvee 18; Inoue Seikichi Sawahime Ginjo.

 

 

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Martin Scott- Artisanal Spirits Portfolio Tasting - NY 2014
Best Picks: Tuthilltown Half Moon Orchard Gin; Isle of Skye Single Malt Scotch; The Arran Single Malt Scotch; Kilchoman Single Malt Scotch; Tequila Semental- Blanco, Reposado & Añejo; Sipsmith London Dry Gin; Corsair- Artisan Gin, Barrel Aged Gin, Ryemageddon Rye & Triple Smoke Whiskey; Oola- Rosemary Flavored Vodka & Chili Pepper Flavored Vodka; Coppersea Raw Rye; Breckenridge Bourbon; Rhum Damoiseau- Virgin Cane Rhum & VSOP Rhum Vieux; Mezcal Alipus; Great Lakes- Rehorst Milwaukee Gin & Pumpkin Seasonal Spirit; Smooth Ambler- Greenbrier Gin, Yearling Bourbon & Old Scout 10 yo Whiskey; Thomas Tew Single Barrel Rum; Dancing Pines Crème Brûlée Liqueur; Balcones Baby Blue Corn Whisky & Brimstone Smoked Whisky; DSP CA- Straight Vodka & Citrus Reticulata var Sunshine (tangerine) Flavored Vodka; Boyd & Blair- Potato Vodka & Elderflower Liqueur; Tequila Calle 23- Silver, Reposado & Añejo; Cielo Rojo Bacanora Blanco; Mezcales de Leyenda; Xolotl- Almond Liqueur & Coffee Liqueur; Grappa Marolo; Broadbent Madeira; Pasquale Vena- Sambuca & Amaro Lucano; Francis Darroze Bas Armagnac- Les Grands Assemblages 12 yo & Domaine de Martin 1995; Surrenne Cognac Grande Champagne XO.

 

 

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Michael Skurnik Wines Grand Portfolio Tasting - NY 2014
Best Picks: (France) Domaine Marc Gevrey-Chambertin "La Justice" '12, "Clos Prieur" '12, "Cuvée Alexandrine" '12; Domaine Rolet- Arbois Blanc "Tradition" '07, Cremant du Jura '08; Clos Des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc '12 & Châteauneuf-du-Pape '11; Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc '12; Dom. Isabel Ferrando Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Colombis" '11; Dom. Lafond Lirac Blanc '14. (Italy) Chiara Boschis- Barolo "Mosconi" '10 & Barolo "Cannubi" '10; Ciacci Piccolomini- Rosso di Montalcino '11, Brunello di Montalcino '08, Bru. di Montal. "Pianrosso" '08; La Spinetta- Barbaresco "Gallina" '10, Barbaresco "Starderi" '10, Barolo "Campe" '07; S&B Borgogno Barolo "Cannubi" '08; Cavallotto- Barolo Riserva "San Giuseppe" '06, Barolo Ris. "Vignolo" '04; Domenico Clerico- Barolo "Pajana" '09 & '08, Barolo "Ciabot Mentin Ginestra" '08; Uccelliera- Brunello di Montalcino '08, Bru. di Montal. Riserva '08; Mocali Brunello di Montalcino Riserva '07; Siro Pacenti- Brunello di Montalcino "Pelagrilli" 08, Brunello di Montalcino '09 & '08; Fontaleoni Vernaccia di San Gimignano '13; Ferrandes Passito di Pantelleria '06. (Washington) Knez Pinot Noir "Anderson Valley" 12. (California) Capiaux- Pinot Noir "Widdoes" '12 & "Gap's Crown Vineyard" 11; O'Shaughnessy- Chardonnay "Oakville" '12, Cab. Sauvignon Howell Mountain '10; Kistler Pinot Noir "Sonoma Coast" '12; Martinelli Pinot Noir "Moonshine Ranch" '11; Corison- Cab. Sauvignon Napa '10 &'04, Cab. Sauv. "Kronos" '10. (Grower Champagne) Vilmart & Cie "Coeur de Cuvée" '05; Jean Milan Blanc de Blancs "Grand Reserve 1864" NV; P. Gimonnet 1er Cru Blanc de Blancs NV & Brut Cuvée Gastronome" '08; Varnier-Fannière Brut Grand Cru NV; Gaston Chiquet Brut "Tradition" NV & Special Club Millesime '05; Moussè Fils "Noire Reserve" Brut NV; Renè Geoffroy "Expression" Brut NV; Henri Billiot Brut Reserve NV & Vintage Brut '07; A. Margaine Brut "Traditionelle" NV; Marc Hèbrart Special Club Millesime '09; Chartogne-Taillet Rosé Brut NV; Lallement Rosé Brut NV. (Spirits & Brandies) Greenhook Ginsmiths American Dry Gin & Beach Plum Gin; El Dorado Rum 12 y.o. & 15 y.o.; Astral Tequila; Sombra Mezcal; El Jolgorio Mezcal; Adrien Camut Calvados 12 yr; Michel Huard-Gillouet Calvados; Pasquet Cognac "Coeur de Grand Champagne" 5-10 yrs; Grateaud Cognac "Bouquet des Borderies" 5-10 yr & "Essence des Borderies" 10-19 yrs; Hans Reisetbauer Eau de Vie- Apricot, Plum, Pear, Hazelnut; Giffard Liqueurs.

 

 

Rosé Wine


Provence in the City - Rosé Wine Tasting 2013 Vintage - NY 2014
Best Picks: Château Pigoudet Insolite!, Provence Rosé Maison Belle Claire, Le Château Thuerry, Clos Cibonne Cuvee Speciale des Vignettes Cru Classes, Clos Cibonne Cuvée Tradition Cru Classe, Premiere de Figuiere, Ch. Léoube Rosé de Léoube, Secret de Léoube, Domaine Sorin Terra Amata, Ch. La Mascaronne Vita Bella, Pierre & Paul Provence, Perle de Roseline, Harmonie de Roseline, Ch. Henri Bonnaud Terre Promise, Arbaude, Rosé Bonbon, Ch. De La Galineire, Le Cengle, Domaine Houchart, MiP Classic, Made in Provence Premium, La Croix Du Prieur, Premiere De Figuiere (white), Mas De Cadenet, Les Abeillons, Ch. Vignelaure.

 

 

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BNP Spring Portfolio Bordeaux Tasting - NY 2014
Best Picks: Château Malescot Saint-Exupéry '08, Ch. Prieuré-Lichine '06, Ch. Giscours Margaux Troisième Cru Classé '04, Ch. Léoville Barton Saint-Julien Deuxième Cru Classé '07, Ch. Léoville Poyferré Saint-Julien Deuxième Cru Classé '05, Ch. Ducru-Beaucaillou La Croix de Beaucallou '07, Ch. 'Armailhac '05, Ch. Lynch-Bages '04, Ch. Haut-Bages-Avenous '88, Ch. Pontet-Canet '08, Ch. Haut-Batailley '04, Ch. Cos d'Estornel '04, Ch. Montrose '98, Ch. Calon-Ségur '04, Ch. Canon-la_Gaffelière '08, Clos de L'Oratoire '03, Ch. Branaire-Ducru '05, Ch. Clinet '07, Ch. Cheval Blanc '96, Ch. L'Évangile '99, Ch. La Conseillante '07, Ch. Fleur Cardinale '09, Ch. Gazin '00, Ch. la Croix St Georges '09, Ch. Malartic-Lagravière Blanc '12, Ch. Malartic-Lagravière '09, Ch. Smith Haut Lafitte '08, Ch. Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc '10, Ch. Climens Barsac 1er Cru Classé '04, Ch. Guiraud Sauternes '07, Frerejean Freres Champagne NV, Frerejean Freres Champagne Cuvee Des Hussards '05.

 

 

Red Wine


Gambero Rosso presents Vino Nobile di Montepulciano "Italian Wine Tales" - NY 2014
Best Picks: Boscarelli- Vino Nobile di Montepulciano '11, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva '01; La Ciarliana- Vino Nobile di Montepulciano '10, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Vigna 'Scianello '07; Le Berne Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva '04; Montemercurio Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Damo '07; Salcheto- Vino Nobile di Montepulciano '08 & '10, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Salco '07; Vecchia Cantina Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Briareo '07; La Braccesca (Antinori) Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva Santa Pia '08; Casale Daviddi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva '09.

 

 

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Polaner Selections Annual Portfolio Tasting - NY 2014
Best Picks: (Piedmont) Roagna- Barbaresco Montfico VV '08, Barbaresco Asili VV '08, Barbaresco Crichet Paje '04; Mascarello- Barolo Monprivato '09, Barolo Monprivato Ca' d'Morissio '06; Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia '09. (Tuscany) Fèlsina Chianti Classico Rancia Riserva '10; Stella di Campalto Brunello di Montalcino '08; Salicutti- Brunello di Montalcino Tre Vigne '09, Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione '08, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva '08; Pian dell'Orino- Brunello di Montalcino '08, Brunello di Montalcino Bassolino di Sopra '07; Cerbaiona Brunello di Montalcino '08. (Burgundy) Paul Chapelle Puligny-Montrachet Champgain 1er Cru '11; Fontaine-Gagnard- Chassange-Montrachet Morgeot 1er Cru '12, Chassange-Montrachet Caillerets 1er Cru '12; Duroché- Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaut St. Jacques 1er Cru '11, Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru '12. (Rhône) Dom. de Piaugier Gigondas '11; Vignobles Mayard- Chateauneuf-du-Pape Clos de Calvaire '11 & '12, Chateauneuf-du-Pape Crau de Ma Mere '11. (Provence) Dom. Saint-Ser Rosé Sainte Victoire '13. (Spain) Alvaro Palacios Les Terraces VV '12; Pingus Flor de Pingus '11; Valdespino Amontillado VORS Coliseo NV. (California, Napa) Gemstone- Estate Red Wine '11, Cabernet Sauvignon '11; Forman Cab. Sauvignon '10; Grassi Cab. Sauvignon '11; Kongsgaard- Chardonnay '11, Chardonnay Judge '11, Syrah '08; Orin Swift D66 Cotes Catalanes '11; Peirson Meyer Chardonnay Charles Heintz '11; (California, Sta Rita Hills) Wenzlau Chardonnay Estate '11. (Oregon, Willamette Valley) J.K. Carriere Pinot Noir Anderson Family Vyd '10; Eyrie Pinot Noir Estate '86. (Portugal) Nieport Colheita 1968; Rare Wine Historic Series- Baltimore Rainwater NV Madeira. (Champagne) Pierre Moncuit - Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Cuvee 2010, Bl. de Blancs GC '04; Gatinois Vintage Brut Grand Cru '08; Moutard Cuvee 6 Cépages Brut '06.

 

 

Red Wine


Castilla-La Mancha US Tour- NY 2014
Best Picks: La Suerte de Arrayán '11; Torre de Gazate Tempranillo '12; Finca Cerrada Reserva '06; Vidal del Saz Crianza Tempranillo '09; Requiebro Selección Tempranillo '07; Ro Reserva de Oro '07; Bogarve LaCruz Vega Syrah '12; Dehesa de Luna Selección Tempranillo '12; Legado Cabernet-Merlot '11; Finca Rio Negro Tempranillo Blend '10; Red Wine Verum Tempranillo Blend '10; Vega Demara Tempranillo '13; Ylirum Tempranillo '12; Poker de Tempranillos '10; Maar de Cervera Cencibel '10; Señorio de Almagro '10; Marqués de Castilla Crianza '09; Marqués de Castilla Reserva '09; Yugo Reserva '08; Romero de Avila Testigo '08; Portento Crianza '08; Fina la Estacada 6 Meses Barrica '12.

 

 

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Kosher Wine Experience- NY 2014
Best Picks: (Red Wine) Barkan- Reserve Altitude +624 Cabernet Sauvignon '09, Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon '11, Superieur Cab Sauv '10; Capçanes- Peraj Ha'Abib '11, La Flor del Flor de Primavera '11; Covenant Cabernet Sauvignon '10; Domaine du Castel Grand Vin '10; Château Malartic Lagraviere '05; Château Montviel '03; Château de la Tour '04; Château Tour Seran '10; Herzog- Special Edition Chalk Hill Cab Sauv '11, Single Vineyard Basin Cab Sauv '11, Clone #6 Cab Sauv '09; Terra di Setta- Chianti Classico, Chianti Reserva; Tulip- Reserve Cab Sauv '11, Reserve Syrah '10; Carmel Mediterranean '09; Flam Cab Sauv Reserve '10; Segal's- Dishon Cab Sauv '09, Single Vineyard Dovev Merlot '09. (Champagne) Drappier Carte d'Or; Laurent Perrier- Brut, Brut Rosé. (Spirits) Distillery 209 Gin; Spud Ginger Lemongrass Vodka & Red Hot Chili Pepper Vodka; Tomintoul Single Malt Scotch; Angel's Envy Bourbon; Glengoyne Single Malt Scotch; Grand Mayan Tequila; Louis Royer Cognac; McIvor Scotch.

 

 

Red WineWhite Wine


Frederick Wildman & Sons - Burgundy barrel tasting of vintage 2012 - NY 2014
Best Picks: Faiveley- Nuits-Saint-Georges "Les Poréts Saint-Georges" 1er Cru, Gevrey-Chambertin "Clos des Issarts" 1er Cru Monopole, Laticières-Chambertin Grand Cru, Chambertin "Clos de Bèze" Grand Cru, Corton "Clos des Cortons Faiveley" Grand Cru Monopole; Château-Fuissé- Pouilly-Fuissé "Vielles Vignes"; Olivier Leflaive- Meursault "Poruzots" 1er Cru, Chassange-Montrachet "Clos Saint Marc" 1er Cru Domaine, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru; Parent- Pommard "Les Chaponnieres" 1er Cru; Génot-Boulanger- Meursault "Les Bouchères" 1er Cru, Mercurey "Les Sazenay" 1er Cru; Méo-Camuzet- Nuits-St.-Georges "Les Boudots" 1er Cru, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuit "Clos St.-Philibert"; Dominique Gallois- Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru, Gevrey-Chambertin "La Combe aux Moines" 1er Cru, Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru; Humbert-Frères- Gevrey-Chambertin "Poissenot" 1er Cru, Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru; Lignier-Michelot- Morey St.-Denis "Les Chenevery" 1er Cru, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru; Sylvain Cathiard- Niuts St.-Georges "Aux Thoreys" 1er Cru, Vosne-Romanée "Aux Malconsorts" 1er Cru; Burquet- Gevrey-Chambertin "Mes Favorite" Vielles Vignes, Chambolle-Musigny "Les Echézeaux", Vosne-Romanée "Les Rouge du Dessus" 1er Cru, Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru; Stéphane Aviron- Juliénas "Vielles Vignes", Morgon "Côtes du Py" Vielles Vignes; Christian Moreau- Chablis "Valmur" Grand Cru, Chablis "Les Clos" Grand Cru, Chablis "Clos des Hospices dans Les Clos" Grand Cru Monopole.

 

 

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Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri Italian Wine Tasting - NY 2014
Best Picks: (Tuscany) Poderi Boscarelli- Nobile di Montepulciano '09; Bis Terenzi- Morellino di Scansano Madrechiesa Ris. '10; Fattoria Le Corti- Chianti Cl. Le Corti '10; Tenuta Sette Ponti- Saia Nero d'Avola '11; Salcheto Nobile di Montepulciano '10; Mastrojjani- Brunello di Montalcino Schiena d'Asino '08; Canalicchio di Sopra- Brunello di Montalcino Ris. '07; Castello d'Albola- Chianti Cl. Ris. '09; Castello di Monsanto- Chianti Cl. Il Poggio Ris. '09. (Piedmont) Marchesi di Grésy- Barbaresco Martinenga '10, Barbaresco Camp Gros '09; Marchesi di Barolo- Barolo Sarmassa '09; Pio Cesare- Barolo Ornato '09; Fiorenzo Nada- Barbaresco Rombone '09; Odero- Barolo Rocche di Castiglione '09; Ceretto- Barolo Bricco Rocche '09; Diego Conterno- Barolo Le Coste '09. (Veneto) Tenuta Sant'Antonio- Amarone Campo dei Gigli '08; Masi- Amarone Cl. Campolongo di Torbe '07; Speri- Amarone Cl. Vign. Monte Sant'Urbano '09; Bertani- Amarone Cl. '06; Allegrini- Amarone Cl. '09; Brigaldara- Amarone Ris. '07. (Sicily) Pietradolce- Etna Rosso V. Barbagalli '10; Terrazze Dell'Etna- Etna Rosso Cirneco '09; Planeta- Noto Santa Cecilia Nero d'Avola '10; Benanti- Etna Bianco Sup. Pietramarina '09. (Abruzzo) Villa Medoro- Montepulciano d'Abruzzo '10; Castorani- Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Ris. '08. (Umbria) Barberani- Orvieto Cl. Sup. Muffa Nobile Calcaia '10; Perticana- Montefalco Sagrantino '09. (Puglia) Masseria Li Veli '10.

 

 

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Slow Wine/Vinitaly 2014 Tasting - NY
Best Picks: (Piedmont/Barolo) Borgogno & Figli- Barolo Liste '08, Riserva '06; Casa di E. Mirafiore Barolo Lazzarito '08; G.D. Vajra Bricco Delle Viole '09; Brandini '08 & '09; Osvaldo Viberti- Serra De'Turchi '07; Damilano Cannubi '08. (Piedmont/Barbera D'Alba) Casa di E. Mirafiore Superiore '10; G.D. Vajra Superiore '10; Osvaldo Viberti Mancine '11. (Piedmont/Barbera D'Asti) L'Armangia Superiore Nizza Titon '10. (Piedmont/Barbaresco) Marchesi di Grésy- Camp Gros '09, Gaiun '08, Martinenga '10; Fiorenzo Nada- Manzola '09. (Tuscany/Chianti Classico) Caparsa- Caparsino Riserva '09, Doccio a Matteo Riserva '07; Banfi Riserva '10. (Tuscany/Nobile di Montepulciano) Boscarelli Riserva '09. (Tuscany/Brunello di Montalcino) Mediatis- Fattoria Casisano Colombaio '08, Piombaia '09; Banfi- Poggio alle Mura '08. (Umbria/Sagrantino) Tabarrini- Colle Alle Macchie '09. (Abruzzo) Tenuta Terraviva- Trebbiano D'Abruzzo Mario's 39 '11. (Veneto/Amarone) Corte San Benedetto '04; Monte del Frá- Tenuta Lena di Mezzo '09. (Veneto/Soave Classico) Leonildo Pieropan La Rocca '11. (Friuli/Pinot Grigio) Canus- Ronco Del Gris '12; Ronco del Gelso- Isonzo Sot Lis Rivis '12; Vistorta- Grave '12; Volpe Pasini- Colli Orientali '12.

 

 

Red Wine


Benvenuto Brunello di Montalcino World Tour- NY 2014
Best Picks: Banfi- Brunello '09, Poggio alle Mura '09, Riserva Poggio alle Mura '07; Barbi Brunello '08; Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello '09; Capanna- Brunello '09, Riserva '06; Collosorbo- Brunello '09, Riserva '07; Il Poggione- Brunello '09, Riserva Vigna Paganelli '07; La Fiorita- Brunello '07, Riserva '06, Riserva '07; La Togata- Brunello '08, Brunello '09; Le Chiuse Brunello Riserva '07; Le Macioche- Brunello '07, Brunello '06; Le Ragnaie Brunello V.V. '09; Palazzo Brunello Riserva '07; Ridolfi Brunello '09; Santa Giulia Brunello '08; Sassetti Livio- Brunello '09, Riserva '07; SassodiSole Brunello '09; Solaria Brunello '09; Talenti Brunello '09; Tenute Silvio Nardi- Brunello '09, Piggio Doria '06; Uccelliera- Brunello '09, Riserva '08; Villa Poggio Salvi- Brunello, Riserva '07.

 

 

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Grands Crus de Bordeaux 2011 Vintage- U.S. Tasting Tour- NY 2014
A challenging vintage influenced by the individual wine makers' expertise.
Best Picks: (Pessac-Léognan) Château Carbonnieux; Ch. Les Carmes Haut-Brion; Ch. Haut-Bailly; Ch. Latour-Martillac; Ch. Malartic-Lagravière; Ch. Olivier; Ch. Pape Clément; Ch. Smith Haut Lafite. (Saint-Emilion) Château Canon; Ch. Canon-la-Gaffelière; Château-Figeac; Clos Fortet. (Pomerol) Château Gazin. (Listrac-Médoc) Château Fourcas Hosten. (Moulis-en-Médoc) Château Chasse-Spleen. (Haut-Médoc) Château Belgrave. (Margaux) Château Brane-Cantenac; Ch. Lascombes; Ch. Malescot Saint-Exupéry; Ch. Prieuré-Lichine. (Saint-Julien) Château Beychevelle; Ch. Gloria; Ch. Gruaud Larose; Ch. Langoa Barton; Ch. Léoville Poyferré; Ch. Talbot. (Pauillac) Château Batailley; Ch. Clerc Milon; Ch. Lynch-Moussas; Ch. Pichon-Longueville; Ch. Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande. (Saint-Estèphe) Château Ormes de Pez; Ch. Phélan Ségur. (White Wine) Château Latour-Martillac; Ch. Malartic-Lagravière; Ch. Smith Haut Lafitte; Ch. Carbonnieux. (Sauternes) Château de Fargues; Ch. Guiraud; Ch. Lafaurie-Peyraguey; Ch. Rayne Vigneau; Ch. Suduiraut; Ch. La Tour Blanche; Ch. Coutet.

 

 

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Michael Skurnik Wines - NY 2014
Best Picks: (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Clos des Pape '11; Domaine St. Préfert- "Réserve Auguste Favier" '11 & "Colombis" '11; (Côtes du Rhône) Domaine du Cayron- Gigondas '11 (Burgundy) Domaine Marc Roy- Gevrey-Chambertin "La Justice" '11, "Clos Prieur" '11, "Cuvée Alexandrine" '11; Domaine de L'Arlot- Niut St. Georges "Clos de Forets St. George" '08 & '07; Domaine Newman- Mazis-Chambertin '11. (Champagne) Egly-Ouriet- Blanc de Noirs "Les Crayeres" NV, "Millesime" '03, Prestige Vintage Brut '04; P. Gimmonet- Oenophile Extra Brut '05, Brut "Cuvée Gastronome" '08; Jean Milan- "Selection Terres de Noël" '09; René Geoffroy- "Empreinte" '06; L. Aubry Fils- "Le Nombre d'Or Sable Blanc de Blancs" '08; Chartogne-Taillet- Rosé Brut '07; Henri Billiot- Vintage Brut '07.

 

 

Bourbon, Rye & RumVodka, Tequila Blanco


Domaine Select- Spirits Portfolio Tasting - NY 2014
Best Picks: Alchemia Vodka, Averna Amaro & Sambuca, Darnley's View Gin, Excellia Tequila, G'Vine Gin, Mãe de Ouro Cachaça, Ransom Vodka, Rhum J.M, Savaroli Scotch, Varinelli Amaro, Wemyss Malts, WhistlePig Rye.

 

 

Red Wine


Bordeaux Under One Roof - NY 2013
Best Picks: Château Cantin '10; Château Cheval Noir '10; Château Altimar '09; Château Olivier '04; Château d'Aiguilhe '04; Château Lamothe '09; Château Léo de la Gaffelière '11; Château Ferrande '10; Château Tour Prignac '10; Château Abelyce '08; Château Capdet '09; Saint Glinglin Carte Verte '10; Saint Glinglin '11; Lafite Réserve Spéciale Pauillac '10; Lafite Réserve Spéciale Medoc '09; Château de Roques '09; Château Royaumont '10; Château Tour Seran '10; Château La Clare '10; Château Maison Blanche '09; Château Forcas Hosten '06; Clos Magne Figeac '09; Grand Listrac '09.

 

 

Red Wine


Gigondas: The Grand Tasting - NY 2013
Best Picks: Maison Gabriel Meffre Domaine de Longue Toque Gigondas '10; Domaine La Bouissière Gigonadas Tradition '11; Domaine Cécile Chassange Gigondas '11; Le Clos des Tourelles Gigondas '10; E. Guigal Gigondas '10; Domaine des Florets Gigondas Saveur des Dentelles '11; Domaine des Florets Gigondas Suprême '11; Domaine de Font-Sane Gigondas Terrasses des Dentelles '11; Domaine Les Goubert Gigondas Traditionnel '10; Domaine du Grapillon d'Or Excellence Gigondas '11; Lavau Gigondas '11; Louis Mousset/Cellier des Dauphins Gigondas Les Trois Couronnes '11; Domaine Pierre Amadieu Romane Machotte Gigondas '10; Château de Saint Cosme Gigondas '11; Domaine Saint Gayan Cuvée Tradition Gigondas '09; Domaine Santa Duc Aux Lieux-Dits '11; Domaine Santa Duc Prestige Hautes Garrigues '11; Domaine Brusset Tradition Le Grand Montmirail Gigondas '11; Domaine du Terme Etiquette Noire Gigondas '09; Domaine Les Teyssonnières Gigonadas '11; Vignerons de Caractère Les Pierres Du Vallat Gigondas '12.

 

 

Red Wine


Grand Cru Classes of Saint-Emilion Tasting Tour - NY 2013
Best Picks: Château Bellfont '10; Château Corbin '09 & '10; Clos Des Jacobins '10; Château La Commanderie '10; Château Côte de Baleau '09 & '10; Château de Pressac '10; Château Grand Corbin-Despange '09; Château Grand Pontet '09; Château Jean Faure '10; Château La Dominique '10; Château La Marzelle '09; Château La Tour Figeac '10.

 

 

Red Wine


8 Appellations of Médoc, Bordeaux - Master Class with Charles Curtis, Master of Wine - NY 2013
Wine tasting: (Médoc) Château Potensac '09, (Haut-Médoc) Château de Camensac '09, (Margaux) Château d'Issan '09, (Listrac-Médoc) Château Clarke '09, (Moulis en Médoc) Château Chasse-Spleen '09,



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