Tagged "wine"


Putin & Berlusconi Sip On Priceless Pillaged Booze

Posted by Ilya Dorfman on

In “not very hard to believe” news, Russian President Vladimir Putin—he of shirtless horseback riding fame—did something shocking and internationally insensitive. Along with Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (no stranger to controversy himself), Putin helped himself to a 240 year-old bottle of Spanish wine belonging to a Crimean winery. Continue reading...

Read more →

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...

Read more →

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...

Read more →

A Match Made in Brooklyn

Posted by Pat Bradley on

 

Post-holidays, I'd found that my wine cabinet had grown a bit dim. But it only took a hop, skip and a jump onto a Brooklyn-bound L train to solve that problem.

Trekking through the slush on Lorimer Street early last week, I arrived at De Wine Spot with intentions of restoring my wine collection to its former glory. House "sommelier," Cynthia Araiza was on hand to assist in selecting a nice assortment of sparklings and reds. Continue reading...

Read more →

A Bone-Dry Cava

Posted by Pat Bradley on

I've finally managed to curate a collection of sparkling wines in my wine cabinet that I'm proud of. I've worked (drank) my way through all of the middle-of-the-line proseccos and sparklers (with help of course), and have avowed myself to being more discerning when selecting sparkling wines. During a recent wine shopping trip, I came across the above bottle of Mercat "brut naturecava from Barcelona.

continue reading...

Read more →