Great Wines At NY Charity Dinner Thanks To Bobby Kacher

NYSPCCJust some of the detritus from last night’s splendid NY Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children fundraising dinner. The wines were donated by Robert Kacher Selections and true to form were delightful, authentic, inexpensive French country wines from family producers Mas Lavail and Chateau d’Or

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Box Wines Boom!

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Wonderful Old Port

Fonseca smallTasted some quite wonderful old Port last night at Fonseca’s 200th birthday showcase. Talk about long-lived beauties!

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Best New Chanpagne

palmer 7My latest Forbes column.

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“Scotch” Whisky At Mount Vernon

bill & andy smallBill Lumsden of Glenmorangie & Andy Camp of Cardhu with one of the casks used to make “Scotch” whiskey at George Washington’s distillery, Mount Vernon.

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Wow! A drinkable CA Chardonnay for just $7.

barefoot smallYup, 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.

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Duckhorn Chardonnay 2013

duckhorn chardDuckhorn Chardonnay 2013 far better this evening than yesterday, always the mark of a superior, if young, wine.

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Slovenian Wine Reborn

Mitja Herga smallInteresting dinner with Mitja Herga of P&F Wineries. He’s trying to remake image of Slovenian wines after 50 years of Hitler & Tito.

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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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