Yup, that’s not a typo, this Barefoot Cellars Chardonnay is the real thing. The secret: there’s as much as 25% Viognier in the blend — Barefoot don’t reveal the exact amount but you can definitely taste it as it accounts for the lush tropical fruit flavors, and a little Viognier goes a long way. Not an elegant food wine, but a sure-fire winner for your next charity gala when the price/crown appeal ratio is this irresistible.Your Thoughts
Sotheby’s Wine Retail NY has terrific deals on ready-to-drink Bordeaux Third Growth (it deserves better than that) Chateau Palmer.
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.Your Thoughts
Just 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.Your Thoughts
Good 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.Your Thoughts
But bright pink rosé from @LoireValleyWines #RoseLoire in the glass. Best: Sauvion “Chemin des Saules 2014 ($14)Your Thoughts
Mireille Guiliano, author of big best seller French Women Don’t Get Fat
is back in NYC this week promoting her latest, Meet Paris Oysters, a languid stroll through the Parisian sub-culture of all things oyster.