While the weather around here is still way too cold to be considered Spring, it will be warming up soon. I mean, it has to right?? I recently hosted a couple of virtual tastings for two white wines that I am already stocking up on for this Spring/Summer. Both lend themselves to lighter fare (fish or poultry) but can also be enjoyed on their own as refreshing summer sippers. Best of all, they are fantastic values!
I also co-hosted a video with my colleague Erika and we tasted this killer Malbec which happens to share my name… The Marshall! It’s made from extremely old vines that grow in a small single vineyard within Mendoza. It’s a big, soft and spicy red that will pair perfectly with just about any meat you intend to throw on the grill this summer. Check out the videos below…
Belle Ambiance 2013 Pinot Grigio, California
Kunde 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Magnolia Lane, Sonoma Valley
Bodegas Goulart 2010 Malbec, The Marshall, Mendoza
In case you hadn’t noticed… the Christmas shopping season is in full effect! With Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the rear view mirror, there are only a couple of weeks left to shop. Just thought I would share a few fun new products that we brought in this year that make the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life. The video demonstrations are pretty cool too 😉 Just check out the links below:
Just thought I would share a few tasting videos I have done over the last couple of weeks on some great white wines to enjoy while the summer is still here…Cheers!
Riesling Spatlese 2010 Schloss Vollrads, Rheingau
Joseph Carr 2011 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
Coda di Volpe 2011 Irpinia, Donnachiara
Chefs Rick Tramonto and John Folse’s latest venture Restaurant R’evolution is located inside the Royal Sonesta Hotel in the heart of N’awlins. They selected Wine Enthusiast to handle the design of their 10,000 bottle climate controlled wine cellar. I had the pleasure of working with Chef Tramonto and his staff in creating this elaborate showcase cellar. I have yet to see it in person, but it looks pretty impressive here. Check out the link below!
R’evolution Restaurant Wine Cellar
Just click on the link below to read my latest post from the Wine Enthusiast Blog:
I’ll let the video do the talking….
Outdoor Wine Glasses Video
The link to the glasses is below should you be so inclined to grab some for the summer….
Wine Enthusiast Indoor/Outdoor Wine Glasses
Not to toot my own horn, but I thought this was pretty cool… and I got a fancy, engraved Riedel Decanter out of it! In all honesty, this wine has a special meaning to me because it was one of the first wines that sparked my passion. It’s what is referred to by many as an “epiphany wine”, and the 1996 Jordan Cab (along with a random, yet supremely memorable Gevrey Chambertin) was mine. Check out the link below!
Just thought I would share a nice little write up that was done about me for Wine Enthusiast that you can view by clicking on the link below. As you may or may not know I manage a very talented team of Wine Storage Consultants at Wine Enthusiast and double as an in house Wine Specialist. So if you ever have any questions regarding anything related to wine or wine storage feel free to comment here or email me directly.
Check out this very cool article by Lettie Teague from the Wall Street Journal with some insight and quotes from the Westchester Wine Guy (aka Marshall Tilden III)! While wine and wine storage are always the top priorities, during the holiday season the wine accessory business is huge, especially for the industry giant that is Wine Enthusiast. So if you are looking for some gift ideas for the holidays, or just a good read, click on the link below. Cheers!