Tagged "sommelier"


Anything But...Bordeaux?

Posted by William Whelan II on

As a new generation of wine drinkers emerges in the U.S., the world of wine has begun to adapt to their preferences, with some regions coming along quicker than others. In Bordeaux, some have dragged their feet in evolving with the times.

In fact, Bordeaux has slowly fallen out of favor with Americans in general. Where it was once ABC, Anything But Cabernet, it’s become ABB, Anything But Bordeaux. Continue Reading...

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Forget Chivalry, Cheverny Isn't Dead

Posted by William Whelan II on

As much fun as nouveau, avant-garde approaches to winemaking can be, no great innovation comes without a deep, unwavering love, and respect for what came before it. Respect thy elders, or something like that. 

That is why a wine like Cheverny will never, ever die. Continue reading...

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Speaking with Somms

Posted by Pat Bradley on

This week I ended up spending some time at a couple of places that any self-respecting oenophile would find respectable enough. The first (dual) place was Vin Sur Vingt; as of this month, the West Village wine bar staple now has a second home in NoMad, on Broadway, just north of 26th Street. Monday night I joined owner, Sebastian Auvet for his weekly complimentary wine degustation. In celebration of the opening of the NoMad location, Monday evening's degustation consisted of a 50/50 chardonnay and pinot noir blended (grand cru) champagne. Every guest present received a (generously poured) taste of the wine as sommelier, Alex Paya gave a brief chat and description.

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