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This wine tour recognizes wineries that reflect local terroir and practice environmentally-sustainable methods.
Most of the wines are from Italy, but there were also sustainable wines from Oregon, California and Long Island.
One of my favorites, Troon Vineyards, poured their Kubli Bench Amber, which is the best orange wine I’ve ever tasted.
I tasted lots of Barbera d’Asti and white blends which I adore.
In addition to the trade/media tasting they also host a public tasting portion that you can buy tickets for in case you’re interested in being a part of this experience next year.
Cesar Saldana, President of The Regulatory Council for the Designations of Origin “Jerez-Xérès-Sherry”, “Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda” and “Vinagre de Jerez” led a Sherry master class.
And Master Sommelier Kathy Morgan led a mini-seminar on Tempranillo.
I adore Sherry and Spanish wine and being able to attend this event two days after I arrived back from Jerez de la Frontera and Sevilla, Spain was the perfect way to acclimate to being back in the U.S.
I attended great presentation by Adam Waddell on the Cava DO held at CorkBuzz NYC.
I adore cava as the proletariat’s traditional method wine and enjoy it more often than any other bubbly.
We tasted Pares Balta Blanca Cusine 2012, Maset L’avi Pau Gran Reserva Brut Nature, Anna de Cordorniu Blancs de Blancs and Anna de Cordorniu Brut Rose.
A vintage 2012 cava costs just as much as an entry-level Champagne and is such a greater value complete with notes of brioche.
There are some new classification rules going into effect in January 2021 that you may be interested in learning more about.
Download the highly-detailed PowerPoint presentation for more details.
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A Wine Geek’s Guide to 14 Top New Jersey Wineries and Choice Wines to Try During Your Winetasting Visits
If you’ve just discovered New Jersey makes wine and are considering venturing out to wineries to try some for yourself and want to know where to begin, you’re in the right place.[Read more]