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Tasting Wine from Frei Brothers

  Ah, the New World! I’ve just received box of wines from this winery and since my wine studies have been so Old World focused, always delighted to receive California wines. Here are some tasting notes.  Frei Brothers Reserve Merlot 2007 Dry Creek Valley Smooth and rich, with rounded flavors of plums ripening in the […]


William Hill Estate Winery Chardonnay 2007

  Chardonnay is everyone’s favorite grape … it can take on so many expessions. Increasingly, you should recognize that many old world producers, especially in Macon, are edging towards new world appellations in style while some new world producers are trying to emulate old world producers.  So for those of us who appreciate the apple pie a la mode […]


Interview with Eric Titus of Titus Vineyards

  Eric Titus   Tonight I had dinner with Eric Titus of Titus Vineyards in the Napa Valley and talked about his Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, and Sauvignon Blanc while tasting through several flights. The dinner was held at the illustrious Jean-George Vongerichten restaurant Perry Street, which is very hip and cool (think white on […]


Long Island Wines: Blind Challenge Proves They Can Hold Their Own

  Quick! Imagine you are presented with a "blind flight" of Sauvignon Blanc wine (or Chardonnay for that matter). Do you think you can pick out a wine from New York’s Long Island against wines from Sancerre or New Zealand? Assume that all wines have the same color, and for the most part, a similar […]

Joel Delaunay Sauvignon Blanc

… so here I am, blind tasting wine on a gorgeous NYC Saturday, and I pour a few ounces into a glass. It is white and from the nose seems like a sauvignon blanc, yet very subdued. “Old World” I…

Geyser Peak Block Collection with David Bouley

Curious how to impress friends with your wine knowledge without breaking the bank? If you are reading this column, you already realize that high-priced wine does not necessarily mean “better” wine. Instead, you will earn respect by choosing a delicious,…


Kosher Wines for Rosh Hashanah

Kosher Wines for Rosh Hashanah “This is delicious!” exclaims a friend, tasting a wine and requesting a second glass. “Are you sure it’s Kosher?” If you are celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, this year, you are in for…


Wine Review: Brancott Sauvignon Blanc 2007

“I don’t get it,” said a friend, holding two green-colored bottles of wine in either hand. We are in a wine store on a sunny day in New York City, and the store is buzzing with customers, but not a…


Review: Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc 2007

If you are like most people, it’s hard to wrap your head around the concept of “mineral” in a wine. Most of us do not go around eating stones, or even smelling them. Yet tasting note after tasting note in…


Wine Review: Neumayer Sauvignon Blanc 2006

“Austria!” a friend exclaims, nearly chocking on his sip of Sauvignon Blanc. “They make Sauvignon Blanc in Austria?!” People have been making wine from the Sauvignon Blanc grape in regions around the world for hundreds of years. For most of…


Columbia Crest Grand Estates Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Quick! Think about the grape varietal called Sauvignon Blanc. Can you taste it in your mouth? What are the flavors? In the last few years, most Americans have come to think of Sauvignon Blanc in the style that New Zealand…

Ehlers Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2007

So I’ve just opened a bottle of Ehlers Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2007 and inhale the delicate aroma of ripe, yet still firm, peaches and apricots. This aroma carries through to the palate, which has a fuller body than many Sauvignon…


Chateau St. Michelle Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (2006)

“Quick!” a friend says over the telephone, her voice frantic. It’s nine o’clock on a Sunday morning and I was wrapped up in an intriguing dream. “My husband just text messaged me — he invited his soccer team to join…


Banfi Sauvignon Blanc “Serena”

“Oak in a Sauvignon Blanc!” says a friend, taking a sip after I have just opened a bottle of 2006 Castello Banfi Sauvignon Blanc Serena Toscana (IGT). “I thought Sauvignon Blancs were supposed to taste like cat’s pee and herbs…


Banfi Sauvignon Blanc "Serena"

“Oak in a Sauvignon Blanc!” says a friend, taking a sip after I have just opened a bottle of 2006 Castello Banfi Sauvignon Blanc Serena Toscana (IGT). “I thought Sauvignon Blancs were supposed to taste like cat’s pee and herbs…

Simonsig Sauvignon Blanc 2007

One if the pleasures of today’s wine world is the ability to walk into a store and choose a varietal from nearly anywhere in the world. Sauvignon Blanc is one of the world’s top international white grapes, and increasingly, is…

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Quick! If a restaurant could only put one Sauvignon Blanc on the list, what country would it be from? If you guessed New Zealand, you would be right according to research from MS John Blazon. But according to this Disney…


Review of Morrell's "Wines of Piedmont" Class

So, do you know your DOC from your DOCG? And hey, what about explaining the difference between a Dolcetto D’Alba and a Barbaresco D’Alba? NYC has many wine education events. For those of you in NYC who read this blog,…