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Posts Tagged ‘ tasting notes ’

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Pairing Suggestions Champagne Piper-Heidsieck Rare

  Well, we’re not quite out of the economic recession — yet! Still, people all over the world recognize the caveat that “Living Well is the Best Revenge” and continue to enjoy the best life has to offer. Recently, I attended dinner party at Adour, an Alain Ducasse restaurant in Manhattan, that was all about […]



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Blind Tasting Sancerre vs. White Graves

What better way to spend a summer weekend than by blinding tasting two whites and out of all the whites in the world, analyzing their variety and origin? Of course, this sort of Sherlock Holmes antics is familiar to students in the Master of Wine program. Typically I ask wine retailers that wine be sent […]



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V. Sattui Winery in the Napa Valley

Brooks Painter, winemaker   … so recently I received three wines from V. Sattui Winery, a family owned winery dedicated to making handcrafted wines in small lots. As is the current trend, the wines are only sold at the winery or direct shipped. This is a practice that makes sense in our competitive market, and […]



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ABCs of Wine: Tasting “Anything But Chardonnay”

Apremont Appellation in the French Alps   As a wine educator, one of the most pleasurable aspects of my profession is choosing a theme for a class and introducing students to exciting wines or wine regions I have discovered. And here in Manhattan, this is a special challenge, because in this jaded city most everyone […]



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ABCs of Wine: Tasting "Anything But Chardonnay"

Apremont Appellation in the French Alps   As a wine educator, one of the most pleasurable aspects of my profession is choosing a theme for a class and introducing students to exciting wines or wine regions I have discovered. And here in Manhattan, this is a special challenge, because in this jaded city most everyone […]



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Review: Feudo Principi Di Butera Nero D’Avola

Italy is one of the world’s most imported wines, and for good reason – the country boasts more than 1000 different varieties of grapes. Many collectors swoon for their Barolo and Barbaresco, high-acid, long lived wines that pack a powerful…



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Review: Feudo Principi Di Butera Nero D'Avola

Italy is one of the world’s most imported wines, and for good reason – the country boasts more than 1000 different varieties of grapes. Many collectors swoon for their Barolo and Barbaresco, high-acid, long lived wines that pack a powerful…



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Tasting wine from Mac Murray Ranch

Part 1: Tale of Two Pinot Noir One of the pleasures of those who love Pinot Noir is blind tasting various producers and deciding if they are Old World or New World, and then trying to pinpoint the producer’s exact…



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Pairing Wine With Steak

Summertime ….and the grilling is easy. So what’s for dinner tonight? A thick, juicy steak? Most people think “steak” and automatically reach for a California Cabernet. And if a Cab is your go-to wine for steak, you are on the…



Flavors of Merlot …

… of course, there are wine shops and there are wine shops. A shop I often visit lacks the upscale ambiance of many featured recently in Zagat’s new listing, yet it has these incredibly great-value wines from France. Recently I…