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

 

 

Red Wine


Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux - From Barrel to Bottle - NYC
Best Picks: (Bordeaux Superior) Balthus- '14; Grand Vin de Reignac- '14 & '11.
(Fronsac) Château Dalem- '14 & '11; Ch. Moulin Haut-Laroque- '14; Ch. Les Trois Croix- '14; Ch. La Vielle Cure- '14 & '11.
(Pomerol) Ch. Vray Croix de Gay- '11; Ch. Siaurac- '14.
(Saint-Emilion) Ch. La Croizille- '14 & '11; Ch. Magrez Fombrauge- '14 & '11; Ch. du Parc- '14 & '12; Ch. Tour Baladoz- '14; Ch. Trianon- '10; Ch. Fombrauge- '14; Ch. de Pressac- '14; Ch. Le Prieuré- '11; Ch. Faizeau- '12.
(Medoc/Haut-Médoc) Ch. du Cartillon- '14; Ch. Lestage Simon- '14 & '12; The Winemaker's Collection- Dany Rolland '14.
(Margaux) Ch. d'Arsac- '11. (Saint-Estèphe) Ch. Tour de Pez- '14.
(Graves) Ch. Haut Selve- '14 & '12.
(Pessac-Léognan) Ch. Haut-Bacalan- '14, 09; Ch. Haut Lagrange- '14 & '11; Ch. Le Sartre- '12.
(White Wine) Grand Vin de Reignac- '14; Ch. Magrez Fombrauge- '14; Ch. Haut Selve- '14; Ch. Le Sartre- '13.



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Guía Peñín Selection 2015 - NYC
Best Picks: (Red) Arrayán- La Suerte de Arrayán '11, Arrayán Petit Verdot '08, Garnacha de Arrayán '12; New Vinergia- Campos de Luz Garnacha '09; Marqués de Terán- Selección Especial '11, Edición Reserva '08; Lambuena '11; Vincente Gandia- Raiza Tempranillo Reserva '10; Celler La Muntanya- 2010, Almoroig '07; Emilio Valerio- Viña de San Martin '11, Leorin '10; Sierra Salinas- Puerto Salinas '11, Mira Salinas '10, Mo Salinas Monastrell '12; Rodriguez Sanzo- Nassos '10, Lacrimus Crianza '11; Vinyes Domènech- Teixar '11, Furvus '11.
(Sparkling/Cava) Torelló- 225 '09, Reserva Especial Edition '10; Vegalfaro- Brut Reserva. (Dessert) Celler La Muntanya- Dolç Natural '11.



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Marc de Grazia Portfolio Tasting - NYC 2015
Best Picks: (Tuscany) San Filippo- Brunello di Montalcino "Le Lucere" '10; Uccelliera- Brunello di Montalcino '10; Casato Voliero- Brunello di Montalcino '10; Le Calcinaie- Vernaccia di San Gimignano Vigna ai Sassi Riserva '13, Chianti Colli Senesi Riserva "Santa Maria" '10; Il Palazzino- Chianti Classico "Argenina" '11, Chianti Classico "Grosso Sanese" '09; Dei- Vino Nobile di Montepulciano "Bossona" Riserva '09, Vin Santo di Montepulciano '09; Brizio- Brunello di Montalcino '10, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva '06; Gianni Brunelli- Brunello di Montalcino '10, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva '09 & '04; Le Potazzine- Brunello di Montalcino '10.
(Piedmont) Albino Rocca- Barbaresco Montersino '12, Barbaresco Ronchi '12; Marengo- Barolo Bricco Viole '11; Revello- Barolo Rocche dell' Annunziata '11, Barolo Conca '11; Paolo Conterno- Barolo Ginestra '10, Barolo Ginestra Riserva '07; Silvio Grasso- Barolo Luciani '11; Bussia Soprana- Barolo Colonello '08, Barolo Mosconi '00; Seghesio- Barolo '11, Barolo "La Villa" '11.
(Umbria) Pardi- Sagrantino di Montefalco '11, Sagrantino Passito '09.
(Veneto) Calvachina- Torre d'Orti Amarone '11, Bardolino Chairetto '14; Roberto Mazzi- Amarone "Castel" '10; Gini- Soave "La Fresca" '13, Soave "Salvarenza" '12.
(Sicily) Le Vigne di Eli- Etna Bianco '14; Terre Nere- Etna Rosso "Santo Spirito" '13, Etna Rosso "Calderara Sottana" '13.
(Emilia Romagna) Fiorini- Pignoletto "Spazzavento Torre dei Nanni" '14.
(Champagne) Encry- Zéro Dosage Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru NV, Millésime Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2006, Grand Rosé.



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Pinot In the City - Oregon's Willamette Valley - NYC
Best Picks: (Pinot Noir) Adelsheim '12; Alexana- Terroir Selection '13, Revana Vineyard '12; Anam Cara- Reserve Estate '12; Andrew Rich- Verbatim '12, The Knife Edge '12; Angela Estate- Abbot Claim '12; Antica Terra- Ceras '12, Botanica '12; Apolloni- Reserve '12; Coelho- Paciencia '12; Cooper Mountain- Mountain Terroir '11; Dobbes Family Estate- Grand Assemblage '13, Patricia's Cuvée '11; Domaine Drouhin- Lauréne '11; Domaine Serene- Evenstad Reserve '11; Dusky Goose '10, Rambouillet Vineyard '10; Elizabeth Chambers Cellars- Temperance Hill Vineyard '12; Erath- Prince Hill Vineyard '12; Et Fille- Kalita Vineyard '12; Firesteed- Citation '04; Le Cadeau- Équizone '12; Left Coast Cellars- Latitude 45 '12, Suzanne's Estate '12; Lemelson Vineyard- Jerome Reserve '12; Merriman Wines- Estate '12; Mouton Noir- Oregone '12; Panther Creek- Winemaker's Cuvée '12, Reserve '11; Penner-Ash- Estate Vineyard '13; Ponzi Vineyards- Reserve '11; Rex Hill '12, Jacob-Hart Estate '12; Roco Winery- March Estate Vineyard '12; Soter Vineyards- North Valley Reserve '12, Mineral Springs '11; Stoller- Reserve '10; Youngsberg Hill- Jordan '12.



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Wines of Corsica- NYC
Best Picks: (White) Domaine d'Alzipratu Pumonte Blanc '`14; Clos Alivu Blanc '14; Domaine de Torraccia Blanc AOC Corse Porto Vecchio '14; Clos Venturi Vermentino '14; Domaine Vetriccie Blanc '14; Domaine Du Mont Saint Jean Cuvee Castelluvecchiu Blanc '14; Clos Culombu Ribbe Rosse Blanc '13.
(Red) Clos Venturi 1769 '14; Domaine Vetriccie Rouge '13; Domaine Du Mont Saint Jean Aleatico Rouge '13 & L'Antisantincu Rouge '09; Yves Leccia Domaine d'e Croce '11.
(Rosé) Dom. Maestracci E Prove '13; Clos Culombu Rosé '23; Clos Alivu Domaine Poli Nielluccio Rosé '14; Domaine Orenga de Gaffory- Cuvée OG Rosé '14; Clos Venturi Rosé '14; Reserve du President Rosé Nielluccio '14; Domaine Petroni Rosé '14.



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A.I. Selections 2015 Portfolio Tasting- NYC
Best Picks: (California) Banshee- Tina Marie Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir '13; Vineyard 7 & 8- Napa Estate Chardonnay '12, Napa Estate Cabernet Sauvignon '10; George Wine Company- Leras Family Vineyard '10, The Hansen Vineyard '10; Lichen Estate- Les Pinots Noir '12.
(Washington) Gilbert Cellars- Left Bank Bordeaux-Style Blend '12; JB Neufeld- Dubrul Vineyard Cab Sauvignon '11; Syncline- Subduction Red Bordeaux-Style Blend '13.
(Oregon) Chapter 24 Vineyards- The Flood Pinot Noir '12, The Last Chapter Pinot Noir '12.
(New York) Element Winery- Riesling '09, Cabernet Franc '10.
(Italy) Serafino Rivella- Barbaresco Montestefano '10; Cascina Luisin- Barolo Chinato NV; Casa Emma- Chianti Classico Vignalparco '12, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione '10; Il Borghetto- Monte di Sassi Chianti Classico '10; Monteraponi- Chianti Classico Riserva Baron Ugo '10; Villa I Cipressi- Brunello di Montalcino Zebras '09; Duemani- Duemani Cab Franc '11, Suisassi Syrah '11; Podere Forte- Petrucci '02; Vinochisti- Sagrantino '09; Vigne Surrau Vermentino di Gallura Sciala '13; Cantina Damiano Ciolli- Cesanese Olevano Romano Silene '12, Cesanese Olevano Romano Cirsium '11; Cantina Cincinnato- Ercole Nero Buono '11.
(France/Burgundy) Denis Jeandeau- Chablis Clos Béru '11, Chablis Premier Cru Vaucoupin '12, Chablis Grand Cru Blanchots '11.
(Spain) Bodegas Roda- Roda I Reserva '05 & '07; Bodegas Riojanas- Monte Real Gran Reserva '01.
(Austria) Weingut Martin Muthenthaler- Grüner Vertliner Stern '12; Weingut Franz Proidl- Riesling Hochacker '13.
(Germany) Dr. Wehrheim- Weissburgunder Muschelkalk Spatlese '10; Van Volxem- Wiltinger Braunfels '11.
(Rosé) Maison Pichard-Jourdan- Rosé Chinon '14; Domaine de L'Horizon- Rosé '12; Duemani- Si '14; Lorenza- Rose '14.
(Champagne) Doyard- Cuvée Vendémiare Brut NV, Collection de I'An 1 Blanc des Blancs '07; Michel Rocourt- La Rosé du Mesnil '07; Legras & Haas- Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs '07; Brut Rosé NV.



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One Day in the Rhône Valley- Wine Tasting- NYC 2015
Best Picks: (Red) Arnoux & fils- 1717 Vacqueyras '11, Château Lestours Clocher Les Penitents Vacqueyras '11; Château Clématis- Fruité '11, Excellence '10; Domaine de l'Amandine- Bel-Air Séguret '11'; Dom. de Grangeneuve- Tentation de la Marquise Grignan-les-Adhémar '14, Vielles Vignes '13, Terre d'Epices '12; Dom. de Poulvarel- Les Perrottes Costieres de Nimes '12, Agapans '11; Dom. Fontaine du Clos- Castillon Vacqueyras '12; Dom. Saint-Pierre- Vacqueyras '12 & '13; Les Vignerons du Castelas- Vielles Vignes '12, Dom. du Fournier '13; Les Vins Philippe Nusswitz- Orénia '13, Orénia Réserve '12; Les Vins Raymond Fabre- Croze-Hermitage '11, Gigondas '12; Marrenon- Orca Ventoux '13.
(White) Château Beauchêne- Viognier '13; Château Clématis- Elégance '11; Dom. de Montine- Grignan-les-Adhémar Viognier '14; Dom. de Poulvarel- Costieres de Nimes '14; Les Vins Philippe Nusswitz- Le Duché '14; Les Vins Raymond Fabre- Condrieu '11; Marrenon- Grand Marrenon Blanc '13, Doria Luberon '13.
(Rosé) Domaine de l'Amandine- Rosé '14; Dom. de Grangeneuve- Le Rosé de Grangeneuve '14; Dom. de Poulvarel- Costieres de Nimes Rosé '14; Dom. Saint-Pierre- Tradition Rosé '14; Laudon Chusclan- Les Genets '13, La Dolia '13, Luna Eléments '13; Les Vins Philippe Nusswitz- Orénia Rosé '14; Marrenon- Petula Rosé '14.



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David Bowler Wine Portfolio Tasting- NYC 2015
Best Picks: (France/Burgundy) Domaine Joseph Voillot- Volnay Pinot Noir Vielles Vignes '12, Volnay 1er Cr les Fremits '11, Volnay 1er Cru les Champans '12; Dom. Arnoux-Lachaux- Vosne-Romanée '11, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru les Chaumes '11; Dom. Vincent Latour- Meusault "Cuvee St. Jean" '12, Meursault "Grands Charrons" '12, Meursault "Clos de Magny" '12; Dom. Chandon de Brialles- Corton Bressandes Grand Cru '12, Corton Blanc Grand Cru '12; Dom. Philippe Gavinet- Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru les Chaboeufs '11 & '12, Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru les Pruliers '12; Patrick Piuze- Chablis 1er Cru Vaulorent '12, Chablis Grand Cru Bougros '13
(France/Rhône, Provence) Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape '12, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vielles Vignes 12; Dom. de Cristia- Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vielles Vignes 12; Dom. la Barroche- Châteauneuf-du-Pape Signature '11 & '12, Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Pure" '12; Dom. la Monardiere- Vacqueras Vielles Vignes '12; Dom. L'Ameillaud- Côtes du Rhône Villages Cairanne '12; Dom. de la Tour du Bon- Bandol Saint Ferreol '11; Mas de Cadenet- Sainte Victoire Provence Rosé '14; Jeannine Boutin- Hermitage "Arena Mica" '12.
(California) Calder- Napa Zinfandel Rose '14, Charbono Napa '12; Togni- Napa Cabernet Sauvignon '11; Eric Kent- Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc "Cuvee Renee" 14, Chardonnay Sangiacomo "Green Acres Hill" '12, Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast "Small Town" '13; Chasseur- Pinot Noir Russian River '12; Holdrege- Sonoma Pinot Noir "Judgement Tree" '13; Porter Creek- Sonoma Pinott Noir "Fiona's Hill" '12; Mount Eden- Pinot Noir "Estate" '12, Cabernet Sauvignon "Estate" '10; Black Kite- Mendocino Pinot Noir "Stony Terrace" '12, Mendocino Pinot Noir "Angel Hawk" 12, Cap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir '13.
(Washington) Andrew Hill- Champoux Bordeaux-Blend '11, Sorella Bordeaux-Blend '11; Gramercy Cellars- Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauv. '11, Syrah "Lagniappe" '12; Leonetti Cellars- Cabernet Sauv. '12, Reserve '12; Doubleback- Cabernet Sauv. '12.
(Italy) Montesecondo- Chianti Classico '13; Candialle- Pli IGT Toscana '11; La Gerla- Brunello di Montalcino '09 & '10; Gianni Gagliardo- Barolo GG '10; Schiavenza- Barolo Broglio '10.
(Austria) Weingut Gindl- Grüner Veltliner Bufeo "Twelve" '12.
(Germany) J.J. Prum- Riesling Spatlese Wehlenner Sonnenuhr '10.
(Rosé) Maison Pichard-Jourdan- Rosé Chinon '14; Domaine de L'Horizon- Rosé '12; Duemani- Si '14; Lorenza- Rose '14.
(Champagne) Playez-Jacquemart- Extra Brut Vintage '05, Liesse d'Harbonville '99; Pierre Paillard- Bouzy Blanc de Blancs "Les Maillerettes" Grand Cru '09, Bouzy Grand Cru Millésimé; Jacquesson- Cuvée 737 Extra Brut NV; Libert-Fils- Grand Cru Blanc "Perle" NV, Blanc de Blancs Cramant Grand Cru '08.



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Skurnik Wines Grand Portfolio Tasting- NYC 2015
Best Picks: (France/Burgundy) Boyer-Martenot- Meursault 1er Charmes '13, Meursault 1er Perrières '13; Domaine Marc Roy- Marsannay Blanc Les Champs Perdrix '13, Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice '13, Gevrey Chambertin Cuvée Alexandrine '13; Hudelot-Baillet- Chambolle-Musigny Vielles Vignes '13, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes '13, Bonnes Mares '13; Domaine de L'Arlot- Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos des Forêts St. Goerges '13 & '09; Domaine Vincent Dampt- Chablis 1er Côte de Lechet '13, Chablis Les Clos '13.
(France/Rhône, Provence) Château de Pibarnon- Rosé '14, Bandol Rouge Les Restanques de Pibarnon '10; Domaine Saint Préfert- Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc '14, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Collection Charles Giraud '13, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Colombis '13; Domaine J.P. Lafond- Tavel '14, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc '13, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge '12; Domaine Clusel-Roch- Côte-Rôtie Viallière '12, Côte-Rôtie Grandes-Places '12.
(California) Paul Hobbs Winery- Cabernet Sauvignon Napa '12, Cab Sauv Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard '12, Cab Sauv Nathan Coombs Estate '12; Joseph Swan Vineyards- Pinot Noir Trenton Estate Vineyard '12; Wind Gap Wines- Pinot Noir Sun Chase Vineyard '12, Pinot Noir Gap's Crown Vineyard '12; Morgan Winery- Chardonnay Double L Vineyard '12; O'Shaughnessy- Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain '11; Talbott Vineyards- Chardonnay Sleepy Hollow '12, Pinot Noir Sleepy Hollow '12.
(Champagne) Domaine Egly-Ouriet- Brut Tradition NV, Prestige Vintage Brut Grand Cru '04; P. Gimonnet- Sélection Belles Années Brut NV; Jean Milan- Spéciale Brut NV; Varnier-Fannière- Grand cru Brut NV; René Geoffroy- Expression Brut NV; Gaston Chiquet- Tradition Brut NV; Moussé Fils- Noire Réserve Brut NV; L. Aubry Fils- Brut NV; Pehu-Simonet- Selection Brut NV; Vilmart- Coeur de Cuvée '06.
(Spirits) Greenhook Ginsmiths- American Dry Gin, Old Tom Gin, Beach Plum Gin; Hans Reisetbauer- Single Malt Whiskey 7 yr; Charles Medley Distillery- Wathen's Single Barrel Bourbon, Old Medley Bourbon 12 yr; Bomberger's Distillery- American Straight Whiskey; El Dorado Rum- Super Premium 12 yo, Special Reserve 15 yr, Sp. Resv. 21 yr; Château de Pellehaut- Armagnac Reserve; Château de Briat- Armagnac Hors d'Age; Calvados Adrien Camut- Pays d'Auge 12 yo; Calvados Lemorton- Reserve; Huard-Guillouet- Calvados Hors d'Age; Giffard Liqueurs.



Rosé Wine


Provence in the City - Rosé Tasting- NYC 2015
Best Picks: (Côtes de Provence/La Londe, Fréjus & Seashore Terroirs) Château Pas du Cerf '14; Château Saint Maur- Clos de Capelune Cru Classé '14, L'Excellence Cru Classé '14; Château Les Valentines Organic '14; Maitres Vignerons de Saint Tropez- Cep D'Or '14, Château de Pampelonne '14; Château D'Esclan Whispering Angel '14; Château D'Esclan Garrus '13.
(Côtes de Provence/Pierrefeu & Inland Valley Terroirs) Barton & Guestier- La Villa Barton '14, Passeport '14; Château de Saint Martin- Eternelle Favorite Cru Classé '14, Grande Réserve Cru Classé '14; Château La Mascaronne Rosé Quat'Saisons '14; Château Sainte Roseline- Château Des Demoiselles '14, Lampe de Méduse '14; Domaine de la Fouquette- Rosée D'Aurore; Domaine du Grand Cros- Jules '14; Domaine Longue Tubi '14; Estandon '14.
(Coteaux Varois en Provence & Côtes de Provence Highlands Terroirs) Château L'Arnaude- Nuit Blanche '14; Château Roubine- Cuvée "R" '14, Cuvée Premium Cru Classé '14; Estandon- Terres de Saint Louis '14.
(Côtes de Provence Saint-Victoire Mountain Terroirs) Château Coussin '14, Château Coussin Cuvée César '14; Domaine Terre de Mistral- Rosalie '14; Domaine Houchart '14.
(Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Terroirs) Château Pigoudet- Classic '14, Pigoudet Première '14; Gassier en Provence- Château Beaulieu '14; Les Quatre Tours "Classique" '14; AIX '14.



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Polaner Selections Annual Portfolio Tasting- NYC 2015
Best Picks: (France/Burgundy) Fontaine-Gagnard- Chassange Boudriotte 1er Cru '13, Chassange Maltroie 1er Cru '13; Antione Lienhardt- Nuits Saint Georges '13; Trapet- Gevrey-Chambertin '12.
(France/Rhône) Domaine de Piaugier- Sablet Côtes du Rhône Villages Rouge '13.
(Italy/Piedmont) Cascina delle Rose- Barbaresco Tre Stelle '11 & '12; Giuseppe Mascarello- Barolo Monprivato '10.
(Italy/Campagna) Cantina Lonardo- Taurasi Coste '09.
(Italy/Abruzzo) Emidio Pepe- Pecorino '10, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo '07, '00 & '83.
(Italy/Tuscany) Stella di Campalto- Brunello di Montalcino '08, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva '09; Salicutti- Brunello di Montalcino Tre Vigne '09; Cerbaiona- Brunello di Montalcino '09.
(California/Napa & Sonoma) Peirson Meyer- Chardonnay Charles Heitz Sonoma Coast '11, Pinot Noir Bateman Vyrd Sonoma Coast '12, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa '12; Cultivar- Cabernet Sauvignon Napa '12; Kongsgaard- Syrah Hudson Vyrd Napa '12; Drinkward Peschon- Cabernet Sauvignon Napa '12; Gemstone- Estate Red '12, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa '12; Grassi- Cabernet Sauvignon Napa '12; Radio-Coteau- Chardonnay Savoy Anderson Valley '13, Pinot Noir Albergi Russian River Valley '13; Rivers-Marie- Pinot Noir Silver Eagle Sonoma Coast '13.
(Oregon/Willamette Valley) Eyrie- Pinot Noir Original Vines Dundee Hills '12; J.K Carriere- Pinot Noir Antoinette '12, Pinto Noir Anderson Family Vyrd '12, Pinot Noir Shea Vyrd '12.
(Spain) Valdespino- Palo Cortado VORS Cardenal, Amontillado VORS Coliseo.
(Hungary) Királyudvar- Tokaji 6 Puttonyos Aszu '06.
(Rosé) Domaine Saint-Ser Côtes de Provence Sainte Victoire '14, Cuvée De L'Ermite '13.
(Champagne) Pierre Moncuit- Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru; Gatinois- Vintage Brut Grand Cru '08, Brut Rosé Grand Cru NV.



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Baron Francois Annual Portfolio Tasting- NYC 2015
Best Picks: (France/Rhône) Domaine du clos des Cazaux- Cuvée des Templiers '12 Vacqueras; Domaine de Font Sane- Terrasses des dentelles '12 Gigondas; Caves de Rasteau- Ortas Prestige '10; Domaine de Nalys- Châteauneuf-du-Pape reserve '10; Ferraton Père et Fils- Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Parvis '10, La Matiniere Crozes Hermitage '12.
(France/Bordeaux) Château Paveil de Luze '11; Château Larmande Grand Cru Classé '10; Château Léoville Poyferré 2eme Grand Cru Classé '10; Château de Côme '10; Château La Bonnat White Graves '13; Château Haut Selve White Graves '13; Château Piada Sauternes '10.
(France/Burgundy) Domaine Bader Mimeur Chassange Montrachet White '11. (Rosé) Ferraton Père et Fils- Samorens '14 Côtes du Rhône; Château de Pourcieux '14 Côtes de Provence; Château de la Deidiere '14 Côtes de Provence; Château de la Clapiere '14 Côtes de Provence; Domaine de Grangeneuve '14; Domaine Sautereau Côtes de Reigny '14 Sancerre.
(Cognac) Cognac Park- VSOP, Blanche XO.



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Jenny & François Selections Natural Wine Portfolio Tasting- NYC 2015
Best Picks: (France/Burgundy) Domaine Oudin- Chablis 1er Cru Vaugiraut '11; Dufaitre- Côte de Brouilly '13.
(France/Cahors) Clos Siguier- Les Camilles Malbec '11.
(France/Gaillac) Domaine Plageoles- Mauzac Vert '12, Braucol '13, Le Duras '12.
(France/Languedoc-Roussillon) Jean-Marie Rimbert- Travers de Marceau '13, Mas au Schiste '10.
(Italy) Quantico- Etna Bianco '12.
(Oregon/Willamette Valley) Montebruno- Crawford Beck Pinot Noir '11.
(California/Napa) Dirty & Rowdy- Alder Springs Chardonnay '13.
(Sparkling/Champagne) Ca' dei Zago- Prosecco Col Fondo '13; Champagne Sylvie Paulhiac-Delalot- Extra Brut Explosion NV, Instant Baroque '08.



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The State of Washington Wine Tasting- NYC 2015
Best Picks: (Reds) Pepper Bridge Winery- Cabernet Sauvignon '11, Trine Bordeaux Blend '11; Andrew Will- Sorella Bordeaux Blend '11; Betz Family Winery- Bésoliel Red Rhône Blend '12, La Côte Rousse Syrah '12, Pere de Famille Cabernet Sauvignon '11; Cadence Bel Canto Bordeaux Blend '10; Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon '12; Chateau Ste. Michelle- Artist Series Meritage '11; Col Solare- Columbia Valley Red Blend '10, Red Mountain Red Blend '11; Columbia Crest- Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon '11; Columbia Winery- Oasis Vineyard Syrah '12; Côte Bonneville- Estate Syrah '12; DeLille Cellars- D2 Bordeaux Blend '12, Four Flags Cabernet Sauvignon '12; Doyenne- Aix Red Rhône Blend '12; L'Ecole- Estate Perigee Bordeaux Blend '12; Long Shadows Vintners- Feather Cabernet Sauvignon '12, Sequel Syrah '12; Mark Ryan Winery- Dead Horse Cabernet Sauvignon '12; Tenor- Syrah '11, 1:1 Bordeaux Blend '10; Milbrandt Vineyards- Sentinel Bordeaux Blend '11; Revelry Vintners- Cabernet Sauvignon '11, Block 19 Syrah '12; Robert Ramsey Cellars- Lo Mien Red Blend '12; Rotie Cellars- Northern Rhône Blend '12, Southern Rhône Blend '12; Sparkman Cellars- Evermore Cabernet Sauvignon '12, Hallelujah Port Style Fortified Wine '12; Spring Valley Vineyard- Katherine Corkrum Cabernet Franc '11, Nina Lee Syrah '11; Waters Winery- Forgotten Hills Syrah '09, Tremolo Syrah '10, 21 Grams Bordeaux Blend '10; Woodward Canyon- Estate Reserve Bordeaux Blend '11. (Cider) Finnriver Farm & Cidery- Pear Cider NV, Black Currant Sparkling Cider NV, Artisanal Sparkling Cider NV.



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Massanois Portfolio Tasting- NYC 2015
Best Picks: (France/Burgundy) Begue Mathiot- Chablis 1er Cru Vaucopins '12; Frederic Magnien- Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru '12, Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru '12, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru '12; Henri Boillot- Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes '13, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchere '13, Batard Montrachet Grand Cru '13, Volnay 1er Cru Les Chevrets '13, Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens '13; Domaine Michelot- Meursault Les Charmes 1er Cru '12, Merusault Les Perrieres 1er Cru '12; Jayer GIlles- Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Hauts Poiret Village '10; Daniel Rion- Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Hauts Pruliers '12, Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Les Chaumes '12; La Croix Montjoie- L'Elegante Bourgogne Vezelay '12; Domaine de Vodanis- Vouvray Petillant Brut NV.
(Italy/Piedmont) Mauro Molino- Barolo Bricco Luciani '10; Molino di Saint'Antimo- Brunello di Montepulciano VARCO '10; Fanti- Brunello di Montepulciano Riserva Le Macchiarelle '09; Poderi Aldo Conterno- Barolo Cicala '09.
(Italy/Tuscany) Viticcio- Chianti Classico Riserva '11.
(Rosé) AIX Coteaux d'Aix en Provence '14; Jean-Max Roger Sancerre '14; Graci Etna Rosato '14; Pasquale Pelissero Nebbiolo Rosato "Crosé" '14; Seven Hills Columbia Valley '14.
(Champagne) Charles Ellner- Rosé Brut NV, Brut Seduction '02; Lallier- Rosé Brut Grand Cru NV, Millesime Grand Cru Brut '05.



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Panebianco Portfolio Tasting- NYC 2015
Best Picks: (Campagna) Luigi Maffini- Kratos Fiano '13; Pietracupa- Fiano d'Avellino '13.
(Liguria) A. Macci- Pigato '12.
(Piedmont) Musso- Pora Barbaresco '09; Pugnane- Barolo '08.
(Sicily) Fla'Nobile- Cerasuolo di Vittoria '12, Nero d'Avola '09; Girolamo Russo- San Lorenzo Etna Rosso '09.
(Tuscany) La Togata- Brunello di Montalcino '09.
(Veneto) Drusian Francesco- Prosecco Brut NV; Loredan Gasparini- Veenegazzu' della Casa '09.



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Kosher Wine & Spirits Experience - NYC 2015
Best Picks: (Israel) Alexander the Great Cabernet Sauvignon '10, Alexander the Great Grand Reserve '09; Barkan- Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon '11, Reserve Altitude +624 Cab Sauv '09, Special Reserve Cab Sauv '11; Carmel- Kayoumi Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon '11; Psagot- Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon '11; Yatir- Forest '10.
(California) Covenant- Cabernet Sauvignon '11; Herzog- Variations Three Cabernet Sauvignon '12, Variations Four Cab Sav '12, Special Reserve Napa Valley Cab '12, Special Reserve Alexander Valley Cab '12, Special Edition Chalk Hill Cab '12; Weinstock- Cellar Select Cabernet Sauvignon '12.
(France/Bordeaux) Baron Edmond & Benjamin Rothschild- Haut-Medoc '12, Les Lauriers '13; Château Tertre Daugay '12; Château Malartic-Lagravière Pessac-Leognan '12; Château Leoville Poyferre '12; Château Rollan de By '12.
(France/Rhône) Coteaux de Tricastin- Cellier des Dauphins Special Reserve '10; Domaine des 3 Celliers- Châteauneuf-du-Pape '12; Domaine Lafond Tavel Rosé '12.
(Spain) Capçanes- Peraj Ha'Abib '12, Petita Rosat '13; Cardova- Crianza '11.
(Argentina) Baron Edmond & Benjamin Rothschild- Flechas de Los Andes Grand Malbec '13.
(Champagne) Laurent-Perrier- Brut NV.
(Spirits) AVIV Vodka; Jaral de Berrio Mezcal; Los Arango Tequila; Tomintoul Single Malt Scotch Whisky; Sabra Chocolate Orange Liqueur.



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Gambero Rosso - Tre Bicchieri 2015- Italian Wine Tasting- NYC 2015
Best Picks: (Piemonte) Machesi di Barolo- Barolo Cannubi '10; Cascina Fontana- Barolo '10; Ca' Del Baio- Barbaresco Pora '10; Fiorenzo Nada- Barbaresco Rombone '10; Giulio Accornero- Barbera del M. to Sup. Bricco Battista '11; Elvio Cogno- Barolo Bricco Pernice '09; Bel Colle- Barolo Monvigliero '09.
(Tuscany) La Lecciaia- Brunello di Montalcino V. Manapetra '09; Mastrojanni- Brunello di Montalcino V. Loreto '09; Badia a Coltibuono- Chianti Cl. '12; Poliziano- Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone '11; Colle Massari- Brunello di Montalcino '09; Lamole di Lamole- Chianti Cl. Vign. di Campopungo Gran Selezione '10; Brancaia- Chianti Cl. Ris. '11; Poderi Boscarelli- Nobile di Montepulciano Nocio dei Boscarelli '10; Pietroso- Brunello di Montalcino '09; Tenuta di Capezzana- Vin Santo di Carmignano Ris. '07; Famiglia Cecchi- Chianti Cl. Riserva di Famiglia '10; Damilano- Barolo Brunate '10; Castello di Meleto- Chianti Cl. V. Casi Ris. '11; Tenute del Cerro- Nobile di Montepulciano '11; Tenuta di Lilliano- Chianti Cl. Ris. Gran Sel. '10.
(Umbria) Antonelli San Marco- Montefalco Sagrantino '11; Barberani- Orvieto Cl. Sup. Luigi e Giovanna Villa Monticelli '11.
(Veneto) Ottella- Lugano Molceo Ris. '12, Lugana Le Creete '13; Domini Veneti- Amarone '08; Masi- Amarone '09; Nino Franco- Brut Grave di Stecca '11; Brigaldara- Amarone '10; Ruggeri- Valdobbiadene Extra Dry Giustino B. '12.
(Abruzzo) Tiberio- Pecorino '13. (Friuli) Le Monde- Friuli grave Pinot Bianco '13. (Trentino) Ferrari- Trento Brut Giulio Ferrari Ris. del Fondatore '04.
(Lombardy) Monsupello- Brut Cl. Nature.
(Alto Adige) Cantina Produttori Colterenzio- Cabernet Sauv. Lafoa '11, Sauvignon Lafoa '13; Cantina Convento Muri Gries- Lagrein Abtei Muri Ris. '11; Erste+Neue- Anthos Bianco Passito '10; Cantina Tramin- Gewürztraminer Nussbaumer '13.
(Marche- La Monacesca- Verdicchio di Matelica Mirum Ris. '12.
(Lazio) Tenuta di Fiorano- Fiorano Rosso '07.
(Liguria) Cantine Lunae Bosoni- Colli di Luni Vermentino Et. Nero '13.
(Sicily) Pietradolce- Etna Rosso V. Barbagalli '11; Donnafugata- Passito di Pantelleria Ben Rye '12; Cusumano- Moscato dello Zucco '10; Feudo Principi di Buteria- Deleilla Nero d'Avola '12.
(Sardinia) Pala- Cannonau di Sardegna Ris. '12.



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Vino 2015- Italian Wine Week- NYC 2015
Best Picks: (Piemonte) Crissante Alessandria- Galina Barolo '10, Crissantino Barolo '11; Le Ginestre- Barolo '08; Borgogno & Figli- Cannubi Barolo '08, Liste Barolo '09, Barolo '09; Casa de E. Mirafiore- Lazzarito Barolo '08; Castello di Neive- Santo Stefano Barbaresco '11; Damilano- Cannubi Barolo '10, Lecinquievigne Barolo '10; Nada Fiorenzo- Rombone Barbaresco '10; G.D. Vajra- Ravera Barolo '10, Cerutta-Luigi Baudana Barolo '10; Pecchenino- Le Coste Barolo '10; Attilio Ghisolfi- Barolo; Cogno- Cascina Nuova Barolo '10; Brandini- Resa 55 Barolo '10.
(Tuscany) Tenimenti Luigi d'Alessandro- Fontarca Toscana '12; Agotino Petri- Chianti Classico Riserva '09.
(Umbria) Tabarrini- Colle alle Macchie Sagrantino '10.
(Veneto) Corte Moschina- Amarone '11, Ripasso '12; Villa Erbice- Amarone '08; Corte Sant'Alda- Amarone '10, Soave '13; Palazzo Maffei- Amarone '11.
(Lombardy) Barone Pizzini- Franciacorta Nature '01; Franco Ziliani- Roée '12.
(Abruzzo) Torre dei Beati- Cocciapazza Montepulciano d'Abruzzo '12.
(Friuli) Volpe Pasini- Pinot Grigio '13; Vistorta- Friuli Grave '13.
(Lazio) Casale della Ioria- Campo Nuovo Cesanese Superiore '13, Espero Frusinate Rosso '11.
(Apuglia) Tinassi- Feudo di Santa Croce Primitivo '10. (Marche) Collestefano- Verdicchio di Matelica '13; Can tine Belisario- Del Cerro Verdicchio di Matelica '13.
(Sicily) Tenute Galfano- Nero d'Avola '09.



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Grands Crus de Bordeaux - 2012 Vintage Tasting - NYC 2015
Best Picks: (Rouge) Château Carbonnieux; Domaine de Chevalier; Château Haut-Bailly; Ch. Latour-Martillac; Ch. Malartic-LaGravière; Ch. Olivier; Ch. Pape Clément; Ch. Canon-La-Gaffelière; Ch. La Gaffelière; Ch. La Tour Figeac; Ch. Clinet; Ch. Gazin; Ch. Fourcas Hosten; Ch. Chasse-Spleen; Ch. Brane-Cantenac; Ch. Cantenac Brwon; Ch. Prieuré-Lichine; Ch. Beychevelle; Ch. Gloria; Ch. Gruaud Larose; Ch. Langoa Barton; Ch. Léoville Barton; Ch. Léoville Poyferré; Ch. Talbot; Ch. Clerc Milon; Ch. Grand-Puy-Lacoste; Ch. Lynch Bages; Ch. Phélan Ségur.
(Blanc) Château De Fieuzal; Ch. Malartic-LaGravière; Ch. Pape Clément.
(Sauternes) Château Climens; Ch. Guiraud; Ch. La Tour Blanche.



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Benvenuto Brunello - NYC 2015
Best Picks: (Brunello di Montalcino) Argiano 2010; Banfi '10; Barbi '10; Belpoggio '09; Col D'Orcia Riserva Poggio al Vento '07; Il Marroneto Madonna delle Grazie '10; Il Poggione '09; Le Chiuse- '06 & Riserva '09; Le Macioche- '03, '05, '08, '09 & Riserva '06; Lisini '08; Palazzo- '10 & Riserva '07; Podere Le Ripi Riserva '09; SassodiSole Riserva '07; Collosorbo '10; Uccelliera '10; Villa i Cipressi- Selezione Zebras '10, Zebras '09; La Poderina Riserva Poggio Abate '09.



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DSWS Annual Grand Portfolio Tasting - NYC 2015
Best Picks: (Piedmont) Giacomo Borgogno- Barolo Liste '08, Barolo Fossati '08, Barolo Cannubi '08; Mirafiore- Barolo Lazzarito '08, Barolo Riserva '05.
(Tuscany) Grattamacco- Rosso '11; La Maialina- Chianti Classico Riserva '08; Poggio di Sotto- Brunello di Montalcino '09.
(Umbria) Tabarrini- Sagrantino Colle Alle Macchie '06.
(Friuli) La Castellada- Friulano '09, Ribolla Gialla '08, Rosso della Castellada '01.
(Sicily) COS- Cerasuolo di Vittoria '10, Contrada '08; Terazze dell'Etna- Cirneco '09.
(Germany) Peter Jakob Kühn- Oestrich Doosberg Riesling '12.
(Hungary) Tokaj Hétszölö- Aszu 6 Puttonyos '04.
(Armagnac) Castarède- Réserve de le Famille, Vintage '85, Vintage '75, Vintage '65.
(Champagne) Alfred Gratien- Brut Classique NV, Cuvée Paradis Brut '06; Fleury- Bolero '04, Sonate No. 9 '10; Philippe Gonet- Millesime Blanc de Blancs Brut Grand Cru '07.
(Sake) Kirinzan- Junmai Daiginjo; Tsukinowa- Yoi no Tsuki Daiginjo.
(Spirits) Diplomático Rum- Exclusiva, Single Vintage '00, Ambassador; Rhum J.M- Rhum Agricole XO, Rhum Agricole 15 yr.; Tuthilltown Spirits- Half Moon Gin, Indigenous Vodka; G'Vine Gin- Floraison, Nouaison; Akashi Whiskey; WhistlePig Rye; Samaroli Single Malt Scotch- Evolution, Tomintoul '67, Isle of Jura '97; Suze Saveur d'Autrefois.



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APVSA Wine Tasting Tour - NYC 2015
Best Picks: (Champagne) Bonnevie-Bocart- Cuvée Réserve; Chaudron- Chardonnay Brut Grand Cru; Fluteau- Cuvée Symbiose; Gaidoz-Forget- Cuvée Rosé; Gaultier-Christophe- Cuvée Mathilde Blanc de Blancs; Gratiot- Millésimé '06, Désiré '05, Désiré Rosé de Saignée '09; Liébart-Régnier- Chardonnay Brut, Excelia '08; Philippe Fourrier- Prestige Blanc de Blancs, Millésime; Piot Sévillano- Brut Rosé; Poissinet- Spéciale, Grande Réserve, Rosé.
(Bordeaux) Château Brande-Bergère Cuvée O'Byrne '09; Château Mayne-Vieil '11.
(Burgundy/Mâconnais) Château Vitallis- Macon Fuissé '13, Pouilly-Fuissé '13, Pouilly-Fuissé Vielles Vignes '13.
(Prosecco) Savian- Evento Rosé Extra Dry, Extra Dry D.O.C.
(Cognac) Pierre de Segonzac- XO Selection des Anges 30 y.o.



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