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

 

 

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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.



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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.



Rosé Wine


La Nuit En Rosé - Rosé Cruise, NYC 2016
Best Picks: (Provence/Côtes de Provence) Barton & Guestier- 2015, Passport d'Anjou '15 & Villa Barton '15; Château D'Esclans- Whispering Angel '15 & Rock Angel '15; Château Ribaute Cuvée Senhal d'Aric '15; Triennes '15; Château de Berne Grande Recolte '15; Château Gassier- Esprit Gassier '15 & Le Pas du Moine '15; Domaine de Jarras Pink Flamingo '15; La Vie en Rose '15; Château La Gordonne- Verite du Terroir '15 & La Chapelle Gordonne '15'; Château Beaulieu Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence '14; Mathilde Chapoutier Grand Ferrage '15; Château des Marres Rosé '15; Domaine de L'Ile; Hecht & Bannier '15; Monaco Monte-Carlo '15; Domaines des Monticoles Cuvée #Rosésvp '15.
(Longuedoc-Roussillon) Château Notre Dame du Quatourze '15; Domaine Camaissette '15; Château Guilhem Prestige '14; Gérard Bertrand Gris Blanc '15; Château la Sauvageonne GMW '14.
(Corsica) Domaine d'Alzipratu Cuvee Pumonte '15; Domaine Vico- 2015 & 1769 2015.
(Loire) Rémy Pannier d'Anjou '15; Pascal Jolivet '15.
(Vaucluse) Chêne Bleu '15; Château Jonquières Cuvée Cersius '15.
(Italy/Spain) Carpineto Dogajolo Rosato '15; Il Poggione Brancato Rosato di Toscana '15; Bertain BertaRose; Edicion Rosa Principe de Viana '15.
(Champagne/Sparkling) Ackerman Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé NV; Vranken Pommery Apenage NV; Ferrari- Brut Rosé NV & Perle Rosé '08; Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rosé NV; Maison Veuve Ambal Crémant de Bourgogne Marie Ambal Rosé NV.




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