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- 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.

 

 

Bourbon, Rye & RumVodka, Tequila BlancoDessert wineCognac


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.

 

 

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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, (St. Julien) Château Talbot '09, (Pauillac) Château Haut-Batailley '09, (St. Estèphe) Château Tronquoy-Lalande '09.

 

 

Bourbon, Rye & RumVodka, Tequila Blanco


Opici Fall Portfolio Spirits Tasting - NY 2013
Best Picks: Sobieski Flavored Vodkas; Sobieski Vodka; Koval Rye; Prichard's Rye; Prichard's Double Barreled Bourbon; Prichard's Crystal Rum; Monopolowa Gin; Monopolowa Vodka; Puro Verde Reposado Tequila; Valentine Vodka; Valentine Liberator Gin; Willet Family Pot Still Reserve Bourbon; Noah's Mill Bourbon; Redemption Rye; Amrut Single Malt; Scorpion Mexcal Añejo 5 yr.; Scorpion Tobala Silver Mezcal; Bloom Gin; Mayfair Gin; Bunnahabhain 12 yr; Kai Vodka; James Pepper Bourbon; Meletti Anisette; Cognac Gautier Pinar del Rio XO; Cognac Gautier Eden.

 

 

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House of Burgundy Grand Annual Tasting - NY 2013
Best Picks: (France - Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Domaine de Fontavin- "Terre D'Ancêtre" '11; Pierre Vidal- La Font Des Garrigue '11. (France - Côtes du Rhône) Pierre Vidal- Font Des Garrigue Rasteau '11, La Font Des Vacqueyras '11. (France - Bordeaux) Château Gamage Sélection Exceptionnelle '09; Maison Bouey- Les Parcelles Saint-Emilion De Stéphane Derenoncourt '10; Quien & Cie- Quien Bordeaux '10; Bonnet-Gapenne- Métaire Grande Du Théron "Prestige" '08. (France - Champagne) Jeeper- Primier Cru NV, Cuvée Rosé Brut; Vollereaux- Cuvée Tradition NV. (Italy - Toscano) La Gerla- Brunello di Montalcino '07. (Italy - Piedmonte) Giuseppe Principiano- Barolo '07. (Italy - Sicily) CVA Canicatti- Centuno Nero D'Avola '10, Aynat Nero D'Avola '09. (Italy - Lazio) San Giovenale- Habemus '10. (California - Sonoma) Dreyer Sonoma Solitude Chardonnay '12.

 

 

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SherryFest Grand Tasting - NY 2013
Best Picks: Hidalgo-La Gitana- Wellington Palo Cortado VORS, Faraón Oloroso VORS, Triana Pedro Ximénez; González Byass- Solera 1847 Oloroso Dulce, Matusalem Oloroso VORS, 1982 Añada Palo Cortado, Nectar Pedro Ximénez, Noe Pedro Ximénez VORS; Delgado Zuleta- Amontillado Quo Vadis?, Pedro Ximénez Monteagudo; Barbadillo- Pedro Ximénez; Williams & Humbert- Don Guido Pedro Ximénez VOS; Fernando de Castilla- Antique Amontillado, Antique Pedro Ximénez; Valdespino- Oloroso Solera de su Majestad; Urium- Pedro Ximénez VORS; César Florido- Moscatel Especial, Moscatel Pasas; Sánchez Romate- Old & Plus Amontillado, Old & Plus Oloroso, Pedro Ximénez Cardenal Cisneros; Lustau- Fino del Puerto En Rama, Fino de Jerez En Rama, Almacenista Manuel Cuevas Jurado Manzanilla Pasada, Pedro Ximénez San Emilio.

 

 

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Weygandt Selections Portfolio Tasting - NY 2013
Best Picks: (France - Rhône) Domaine Grand Nicolet- Rasteau Vielles Vignes '11, Rasteau "Les Esqueyrons" '10; Domaine Alary- Cairanne "La Jean De Verde" '10; Yann Chave- Crozes Hermitage "Le Rouvre" '11; Domaine Font Sarade- Vacqueras "Les Hauts de La Ponche" '11; Domaine Saint-Damien- Gigondas "La Louisianne" Vielles Vignes '11; Domaine Raymond Usseglio- Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Girard" '11, Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Imperial" '11; Domaine de Ferrand- Châteauneuf-du-Pape '11; Domaine St. Theodoric- Châteauneuf-du-Pape "La Guigasse" '11, Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Le Grand Pin" '11. (France - Savoie) Denis & Didier Berthollier- Chignin Vielles Vignes '12, Rousette "Baron Decouz" '12. (France - Bourgogne) Chateau Grange Cochard- Morgon Vielles Vignes '11; Rémi Jobard- Meursault "Les Narvaux" '11; Serafin Pere & Fils- Gevrey-Chambertin Vielles Vignes '11, Chambolle-Musigny "Les Baudes" '11.

 

 

Bourbon, Rye & Rum


San Francisco World Spirits Competition Double-Gold Winners Tour - NY 2013
Best Picks: Grand Teton Vodka; Miodula Presidential Blend Honey Vodka; Tequila Huizache Reposado; Mestizo Mezcal Joven & Añejo; 8 Viboras Mezcal Joven; Panama Red Rum; Bulleit Rye; Yellow Rose Outlaw Bourbon; James E. Pepper 1776 Bourbon; Chila Orchata Cream Rum.

 

 

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Michael Skurnik Wines Tasting - NY 2013
Best Picks: (Italy - Brunello di Montalcino) Gianni Brunelli- Brunello di Montalcino '07, 04, Riserva '07, Riserva '06; Podere Brizio- Brunello di Montalcino '07, '06, '04, '01, Riserva '07, Riserva '06, Riserva '04; Ciacci Piccolomini- Brunello di Montalcino "Pianrosso" '08, "Pianrosso" Riserva '06; Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino '08. (Italy - Barolo) Borgogno Serio & Battista Barolo Riserva "Cannubi" '06; Marengo Barolo '08; Chiara Boschis Barolo "Via Nuova" '09; Cavallotto Fratelli- Barolo Riserva "Vignolo" '04, "San Giuseppe" '04, "San Giuseppe" '06; Clerico- Barolo "Pajana" '08, "Ciabot Mentin Ginestra" '09; Paolo Conterno- Barolo "Ginestra" '07, '06. (Italy - Barbaresco) Moccagatta Barbaresco "Bric Balin" '10; Sottimano- Barbaresco "Fausoni" '10, Barbaresco "Pajore" '10; La Spinetta- Barbaresco "Gallina" '10, "Staderi" '10, "Valeirano" '10, "Campe" '07. (France - Champagne) Aubry- "Aubry de Humbert" Brut '06, "Le Nombre d'Or Sablé" Blanc des Blanc Brut '08; Lallement "Réserve" Brut NV; Pehu-Simonet- Blanc de Blancs Brut NV, Blanc de Noirs Brut NV; Jean Milan "Sélection Terres de Noel Vielles Vignes" Brut '09; Duc de Romet Brut NV; René Geoffroy- "Volupté" Brut '07, Blanc de Rose Brut NV, Rosé de Saigneé Brut NV, Millésime Extra-Brut '04; Pierre Gimonnet et Fils- "Cuvée Gastronome Brut '08, "Cuvée Oenophile" Extra-Brut '05, "Spécial Club Brut '05, Vintage Collection Brut '05, "Paradoxe" Brut '06; Gaston Chiquet Millésime Brut '04; Marc Hébert- Blanc de Blanc Brut NV, "Prestige" Brut '07, "Rive Gauche-Rive Droite" Grand Cru Brut '06; Moussé- Millésime Brut '08, "Spécial Club" Brut '08; Egly-Ouriet Brut Tradition NV; Henri Billiot "Cuvée Julie" Brut NV; Varnier-Fanniere- "Cuvée Saint Denis" Brut NV, Grand Vintage Brut '06. (Spirits) Greenhook Ginsmiths- American Dry Gin, Beach Plum Gin; El Dorado Rum- Special Reserve 15 y.o., 21 y.o.; Wathen Old Medley 12 yr. Kentucky Bourbon; Sombra Mezcal Joven; Giffard Liqueur- Abricot, Banane, Vanille; Pasquet Cognac- "Tradition Familiale", "Rare" XO 25yr+; Fevrier Cognac "Reserve Familiale" 20-29yr; Adrien Camut Calvados 18yr "Privilege".

 

 

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Winebow's Vintners' Harvest Tasting - NY 2013
Best Picks: (France - Côtes du Rhône) Montirius- Gigondas Confidentiel '09; Dom. du Vieux Telegraphe- Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc '11, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge '09; Les Pallieres Gigondas Racines '10. (France - Bordeaux) Château L'Ecuyer Pomerol '10; Château Fonbadet Pauillac '10. (France - Provence) Dom. du Gros Nore- Bandol Rouge '09, Bandol Rouge Cuvee Antoinette '09. (France - Champagne) Lanson- Brut (Black Label) NV, Brut Rosé NV; Philipponnat- Cuvee 1522 Rosé '03, Clos des Goisses '01. (California - Napa Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon) Blackbird Vineyards Paramour '10; CADE Estate Napa Cab '09, Howell Mountain Cab '09; Hall Napa Cab '10; Miner- Stagecoach Vineyard '09, The Oracle '08; Neyers Vineyards Neyers Ranch Conn Valley '10; Shafer Vineyards- One Point Five '10, Relentless '10, Hillside Select '09. (Italy - Piemonte) Ceretto- Barbaresco Bricco Asilli '09, Barolo Brunate '08, Barolo Bricco Rocche '08; Roberto Voerzio Barolo Brunate '08. (Italy - Prosecco) Zardetto Conegliano Brut. (Italy - Veneto) Zenato- Amarone '08, Amarone Classico Riserva Sergio Zenato '06; Allegrini Amarone Classico '08; (Italy - Tuscany) San Polo Brunello di Montalcino '08; Altesino- Brunello Montsoli '08, Brunello Riserva '07; Tua Rita- Giusto Di Notri '09, Redigaffi '10; Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione '10; Fattoria Le Pupille Saffredi '09; Valdipiatta Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Vigna d'Alfiero '06; Castello di Bossi Vin San Laurentino '03 (dessert wine). (Italy - Sicily) Morgante Nero d'Avola '09; Tasca d'Almerita Rosso Del Conte Nero d'Avola '07. (Argentina) Catena- Zapata Argentino Malbec '08, Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Malbec '09, Zapata Nicasia Vineyard Malbec '09; Renacer "R" Malbec '09; (Hungary) Dobogó Puttonyos Tokaji. (Spain) Hidalgo La Panesa Fino Especial Sherry NV. (Japan - Sake) Dewatsuru Hihaku Junmai Daiginjo; Manabito Kimoto Junmai Ginjo; Chokaisan Junmai Daiginjo; Ginnoyorokobi Daiginjo. (Spirits) Privateer- Silver Reserva Rum, True American Amber Rum; McKenzie Bourbon, Rye, Gin; LiV Vodka; Bull Moose Triple Barrel Rye; Nardini Amaro Felsina; Springbank Single Malt Scotch; Del Maguey Minero Mezcal, Del Maguey Santo Domingo Mezcal; Fortaleza- Blanco, Reposado & Anejo Tequilas; Tullibardine 20 Y.O., Tullibardine 25 Y.O. Single Malt Scotch.

 

 

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Frederick Wildman & Sons Portfolio Tasting - NY 2013
Best Picks: (France - Burgundy) Olivier Leflaive- Chassange-Montrachet "Clos St. Marc" 2010, Meursault "Les Boucheres" 2010, Batard Montrachet Grand Cru '10; Château Fuissé- Pouilly-Fuissé "Les Brûlés" 2010, Pouilly-Fuissé Vielles Vignes 2009; Dom. Alain Burguet- Gevrey-Chambertin '09, Gevrey-Chambertin "Mes Favorites" 2010, Chambertin Grand Cru "Clos de Beze" 2010; Dom. Sylvain Cathiard- Nuits-St.-Georges "Aux Thorey" 2009, Nuits-St.-Georges "Les Murgers" 2008; Château Génot-Boulanger- Puligny Montrachet "Les Nosroyes" 2011, Volnay Vielles Vignes '11. (France - Côtes du Rhône) Paul Jaboulet Aîné- Vacqueras "Les Cyprés" 2008, Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Dom. de Terre Ferme" Rouge '10; Crozes-Hermitage "Dom. de Thalabert" 2010, Cote Rotie "Dom. des Pierrelles" 2009, Hermitage "La Chapelle" 2007. (France - Cognac) Leopold Gourmel- Age des Fleurs, Quintessence. (France - Champagne) Pol Roger- Brut Vintage 2002, Brut Rosé 2004, "Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill" 2000. (California - Russian River) Merry Edwards- Pinot Noir "Coopersmith" 2010. (California - Napa Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon) Heitz Cellar- "Trailside Vineyard" 2001, "Trailside Vineyard" 2004, "Martha's Vineyard" 2004, "Martha's Vineyard" 2005; Lewis Cellars- Napa '11, Reserve '10; Robert Craig- "Mount Veeder" 2010; Bond Estates- "Quella" 2009, "St. Eden" 2009. (California - Napa Valley - Chardonnay) Chappellet '11.

 

 

Bourbon, Rye & Rum


Martin Scott Grand Portfolio Tasting - NY 2013
Best Picks: (Spirits) Tuthilltown Spirits- Half Moon Orchard Gin; Corsair Artisan Distillery- Vanilla Bean Vodka, Artisan Gin, Triple Smoke Single Malt Whiskey; Smooth Ambler- Greenbrier Gin, Barrel Aged Gin, Old Scout Straight Bourbon, Old Scout Rye Whiskey; Dancing Pines Distillery- Rum, Creme Brulee Liqueur; Breckenridge Distillery- Bourbon; Balcones- Baby Blue Corn Whiskey; Arran- 10 Yr Single Malt Scotch, 14 Yr Single Malt Scotch; Ian Macleod Distillers- Smokehead, Chieftan's Glenburgie 14 Y.O. Single Malt Scotch.

 

 

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Peñín Guide Top Wines from Argentina & Spain - NY 2013
Best Picks: (Argentina - Red) Caelum Cabernet Sauvignon '10; Caelum Malbec Reserva '10; Bacán Reserva Malbec '10; Teho Malbec '10; Tinto Negro Finca La Escuela Malbec '10; Manos Negras Red Wine Soil Select Pinot Noir '10. (Argentina - White) Bacán Sauvignon Blanc '11 Reserva; Caelum Chardonnay Reserva '10. (Spain - Red) Domaines Lupier El Terroir '09; Domaines Lupier La Dama Viñas Viejas '09; Abadía da Cova de Autor '11; Abadía da Cova Barrica '11; D. Miguel Comenge '09; Marqués de Cáceres '08 Reserva; Altino '09; Las Dosces '11; Montalvo Wilmot Syrah '10 Roble; Marqués del Valdueza '07; Vega Enix Xolair '06; Marqués de Terán Selección Especial '09; Eccomi Tinto Super Premium '09. (Spain - White) Don Olegario La Cana '11; Don Olegario Albariño '11; La Soterraña Eresma Verdejo '11; Ordóñez Nisia '11. (Sparkling - Cava) Fuchs de Vidal Cuveé Brut Nature Reserva; Oriol Rossell Reserva de la Propietat '08. (Dessert) Jorge Ordóñez & Co Botani '11; Jorge Ordóñez & Co No. 3 Victoria '10; Jorge Ordóñez & Co No. 3 Viñas Viejas '08; Solera 1927 Pedro Ximenez.

 

 

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Wines of Israel - NY 2013
Best Picks: (Red) Carmel Mediterranean '09; Dalton- Shiraz '11, Alma '10, Alma SMV '10, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve '10; Domaine du Castel- Castel Grand Vin '10, Petit Castel '10; Ella Valley- Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyards Choice '07; Flam Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve '10; Yarden- Pinot Noir '08, Cabernet Sauvignon '09, Kaztrin '08, Merlot '07; Gvaot- Herodion Cabernet Sauvignon '10, Merlot '11, Masada '10, Gofna Cabernet Reserve '10; Hevron Heights- Armagedon '07, Special Reserve '07, Mount Hevron Cabernet '05, Judean Heights Tempranillo '07; Recanti- Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon '10, Special Reserve '09; Segal's- Dishon Cabernet Sauvignon '09, Single Vineyard Dovev Merlot '09; Teperberg- Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve '09, Merlot Reserve '10; Tzora Shoresh '10. (White) Carmel Kayoumi White Riesling '11; Dalton Fumé Blanc '12; Ella Valley Chardonnay '11; Yarden Chardonnay '11.

 

 

Red Wine


The 2011 Vintage Port Declaration - NY 2013
Best Picks: Croft- 2011, 2009; Fonseca- 2011, 2009, 2003; Quinta Do Noval- 2011, 2007; Quinta Do Noval Nacional- 2011, 2003; Quinta da Romaneira- 2011, 2008, 2007; Taylor Fladgate- 2011, 2009, 2007, 2003; Taylor Fladgate Vargellas Vinha Velha 2011 (Top Choice).

 

 

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Lauber Imports Grand Annual Wine Tasting - NY 2013
Best Picks: (Italy) Batasiolo Barolo '09 & Barolo Cru '04; Renato Ratii Barolo Marcensaco '08; Tedeschi Amarone Classico '08; Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino '07; Marcarini Barolo Brunate '08; Speri Amarone '08; Prunotto Barolo '08. (France) Domaine Alain Voge Cornas Vielles Vignes '10; Dom. De Beaurenard Chateauneuf-Du-Pape '09, '08 & '07; Dom. De Beaurenard Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Boisrenard '10; Dom Du Galet Des Papes Chateauneuf-Du-Pape '10; Bouchard Pere & Fils Beaune Greves Vignes de L'Enfant Jesus '10; Bertaud Belieu Cuvee Prestige Rosé '12. (California) Deloach Russian River Pinot Noir '11; Diamond Creek- Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon '10, Red Rock Terrace Cab Sauv '10, Gravelly Meadow Cab Sauv '10; Duckhorn Vineyards- Napa Valley Merlot '10, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon '10, Paraduxx Z Blend '09; Grgich Hills- Fume Blanc '10, Cabernet Sauvignon '09; Flowers- Quintessa '09, Faust '10; Palmaz Vineyards- Cabernet '08, Cabernet Sauvignon '06; St. Supéry Sauvignon Blanc '12; Trefethen- Estate Cabernet Sauvignon '10, Dragon's Tooth Napa Valley Red '10; Caymus Special Selection Cabernet '10; Martin Estate- Chateau Napa '10, Eight Barrel '10, Bacchanal '10, Collector's Reserve '10. (Spain) Matarromera Reserva '06. (Argentina) Gauchezco Oro Malbec '08. (Champagne) Nicolas Feuilatte- Brut Rosé NV, Blanc de Blancs '5, Palmes d'Or Brut '99; Henriot Brut Souverain NV; Henriot Blanc de Blancs NV; Gosset Brut Excellence NV; Gosset Grand Blanc de Blancs Brut NV. (Port) Graham's Vintage 1994; Graham's 20 Year Tawny. (Rum) Plantation Grande Reserve 5 yr. (Single Malt Scotch) Benromach 10 Y.O.; Gordon & MacPhail- Glenlivet 21 Y.O., Caol Ila Cask Strength 11 Y.O., Old Pulteney 21 Y.O., Macallan 21 Y.O.

 

 

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Burgundy Wine Week - NY 2013
Best Picks: (White) Domaine Sylvain Loichet- Pernand Vergelesse '08, Puligny Montrachet '10, Meursault '10, Corton Charlemagne '10; Domaine Fourrey- Chablis '11; (Red) Domaine Sylvain Loichet- Aloxe Corton 1er Cru Les Valovieres '09, Clos de Vougeot '06; Seigneurie de Posanges- Nuit Saint Georges '07, Nuit Saint Georges '09; Seigneurie de Posanges- Nuit Saint Georges 1er Cru Aux Thoreys '07, Gevrey Chambertibn 1er Cru Les Cazetiers '10, Pommard 1er Cru Les Epenots '08. (Sparkling) Veuve Ambal- Cuvee Marie Ambal Brut Grande Cuvee.

 

 

Dessert wine


Madeira Wine, A Taste of History - NYC 2013
Best Picks: Henriques & Henriques- Full Rich, Sercial 10 yrs, Fine Rich Single Harvest '97, Verdelho 20 yrs, Malvasia 20 yrs; Vinhos Barbeito- Single Harvest 2000, Malvasia 2001, New York Malmsey, Boal 1982; Justino's- Full Rich, Reserve 5 y.o., Colheita Fine Rich 1995; Broadbent- Boal 10 y.o., Verdelho 10 y.o., Terrantez Old Reserve, Colheita 1996; Blandy's- Malmsey 10 yrs, Colheita Malmsey 1994; Pereira D'Oliveira- Malvazia 1989, Terrantez 1988, Boal 1977, Verdelho 1973, Terrantez 1971, Verdelho 1912; H.M. Borges- Malvasia 10 yrs, Verdelho 20 yrs.

 

 

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New Zealand Wine Fair - NY 2013
Best Picks: (Sauvignon Blanc) Ata Mara '11; Babich Headwaters Organic Block '11; Man O' War Waiheke Island '11; Ma



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