Ready-To-Drink Chateau Palmer







Sotheby’s Wine Retail NY has terrific deals on ready-to-drink Bordeaux Third Growth (it deserves better than that) Chateau Palmer.

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Krug Stumbles But Ruinart Soars.





The Krug 1995 was stale and lifeless after twenty years, what a waste, but the Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blanc 2002 was a gentle, subtle delight.

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Roussillon Wines Shine

Rouissillon 1 smallEye-opening tasting with Eric Aracil export manager for #RoussillonWines.

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Italian Wine Dinner

italian winesJust some of the 90 bottles poured at an Italian wine dinner for a corporate client yesterday evening. The standouts: Villa Antinori Chianti Classico 2010 and the Elena Walch Pinot Bianco, Kastela, Alto Adige 2013.

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Multi Vintages of Chateau Margaux On Sale!

margauxGood news for fans of Bordeaux’s Chateau Margaux. In October NY auction house Sotheby’s will sell 239 lots of wine directly from the chateau’s cellar, with vintages from the 1900 vintage to 2010 on offer. A veritable collectors’ El Dorado.

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Grey evening on the Hudson

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But bright pink rosé from @LoireValleyWines #RoseLoire in the glass. Best: Sauvion “Chemin des Saules 2014 ($14)

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Do French women not get fat because the eat so many oysters?

Mireille Guiliano, author of big best seller French Women Don’t Get Fat

Mireille Guiliano








is back in NYC this week promoting her latest, Meet Paris Oysters, a languid stroll through the Parisian sub-culture of all things oyster.


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Great Chips, Bad Wine List

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I’ll forgive a bar a lot – even if, like NYC’s Bottega, they feature a wine-by-the-glass list that mentions neither vintage nor producer and a bartender who hasn’t heard of Cutty Sark — when they serve free home-made potato chips.

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The whole basket disappeared in under two minutes.

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NickOnWine November Summary

In case you inadvertently missed one, here are all the NickOnWine posts and columns on and, along with hints of the treats to come in December.

Nick’s Wine Pick A White Rhône Blend From California

Nick’s Wine Pick – Marvelous California Merlot

Pamplona, Navarre And The Wine

The Best Champagne You’ve Never Heard Of #2 – Ruinart

Nick’s Wine Pick – Brilliant Burgundy

Top 10 Thanksgiving Wines

The Best Champagne You’ve Never Heard Of #3 – Drappier

Nick’s Wine Pick: A Turkey Friendly White

Nick’s Wine Pick — A Bountiful Turkey-Friendly Bandol

Diageo’s Winning New Single Malt

It’s All About The Bling – Twelve Absurdly Expensive Liquid Gift Ideas

And don’t miss my interview with Laura Lawson on her Wine Crush Radio show on the difference between European and American wine.


And coming in December: Ten Most Expensive Champagnes, two very special, very old Tawny Ports, a wonderful Chablis producer and much more. Stay tuned!


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Nick’s Wine Crush Radio Interview

Catch my chat with Laura Lawson on her syndicated Wine Crush Radio show during which we discuss my Forbes column on the difference between European and American wines.



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