Monday morning began in the most spectacular way–with a blind tasting of rosé Champagnes. Hosted by Hugh Davies, the vintner at Schramsberg, at Bar American, this Napa sparkling wine estate dared to pit itself against the some of the best known producers of rosé Champagne.
Archive for September, 2010
Monday’s Fall Portfolio Tasting with jenny & francois selections, was very much like returning for the first day of school. Knee-socks and plaid, perhaps pigtails or braids. Over the summer the tasting schedule is sleepy, and for the first time in a short while, I drank red. And while the bottle pictured above is not one of the wines that I sampled that day, but it is a wine made by one of the event’s featured producers–Sonoma’s Coturri.
After visiting the opening of “Do Not Abandon Me,” the Louise Bourgeois/Tracey Emin exhibit at the Carolina Nitsch Project Room, I was in the mood to celebrate liberty, color, and change, and so Caitlin and I headed northeast to El Quinto Pino on West 24th Street. And while I regret not arriving hungry–the tapas menu is enticing and apparently the sea urchin panini is divine–I was delighted to find that their list of six wines was enough to pleasure our thirst.