After a 2021 hiatus due to Covid, the
Slow Wine Tour returned to New York this year with a tasting at Eataly Downtown following its 2020 wine tour.
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.
New Zealand Wine Tasting at Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm in New York
New Zealand Wine hosted a tasting in September 2019 at Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm in the middle of Brooklyn.
It’s not often one gets to taste wines in such a unique environment.
And as someone who attends a lot of tastings in Manhattan, this setting definitely transported me and my senses in way that doesn’t usually happen in more traditional tasting environments.
Below are some my favorite wines from the event.
For detailed tasting notes of the wines just enter the name of the wine in the search bar.
Slow Wine’s February 2020 New York tasting was quite beautiful.
I attended an education session on Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo, which produces rosé made from Montepulciano and is Italy’s first DOC dedicated to rosé in Italy (more about that later).
Here are my favorite wines from the event that was hosted at
Again, sauvignon blanc shined because of its grassy elements which I’m missing given the preponderance of overripe American sauvignon blanc.
My favorite wines from the February Benvenuto Brunello 2020 winetasting in New York.
Capanna Anniversario Riserva 2013 50th Vendemmia Brunello di Montalcino, Benvenuto Brunello 2020 New York City, Wine Casual Ridolfi Brunello di Montalcino 2015, Benvenuto Brunello 2020 New York City, Wine Casual Verbena Le Pope Brunello di Montalcino 2015, Benvenuto Brunello 2020 New York City, Wine Casual L’Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino, Benvenuto Brunello 2020 New York City, Wine Casual Vallocchio Brunello Di Montalcino 2015, Benvenuto Brunello 2020 New York City, Wine Casual Benvenuto Brunello 2020 New York City, Wine Casual Benvenuto Brunello 2020 New York City, Wine Casual Share This
My favorite wines from the Gambero Rosso tasting on February 28, 2020. Share This
I love James Suckling’s winetastings in New York.
This is my fifth year joining the tasting that comes complete with a DJ.
The tasting features Italian wines rated from 90-100 points.
While we weren’t in our usual location, the
IAC Building, because the IAC was Coronavirus shy (the tasting features a large contingent of winemakers from Italy which is currently a Coronavirus hotspot), I enjoyed our time in the Altman Building but look forward to returning to the IAC for the Wines of South America tasting in the fall.
Below are some of the wines I enjoyed over the evening during the March 4, 2020 winetasting.