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Archive for February, 2011

In anticipation of the upcoming Natural Winemakers’ Week, Imbibe New York sat online for an interview with Jenny Lefcourt, of Jenny & François Selectionsone of the country’s top importers of natural French wines.

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The other week, the Wine Media Guild hosted a Vertical Tasting of three chateaux from Bordeaux–a luncheon at Felidia‘s that began with a one-hour self-pour tasting of twelve wines, before everyone sat for lunch.  For the first portion of the tasting, we sampled Chateau Angelus 2005-2008, Chateau Figeac 2001-2003 and 2006, and La Conseillante 2000, 2001, 2004, and 2005.  With lunch, we drank Angelus-1990, 1995, 1998, and 2001; Figeac–1995 & 1998; and La Conseillante–1995 & 1998.  And while there were plenty of beauties on the catwalk, there were a few that stood elegantly poised and stiletto’d above the rest.

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On a frigid night following one of the gazillion God forsaken snowstorms that we’ve had thus far, I headed downtown for La Soirée des Grands Cru–a lux goods sponsored fine wine event.  At 82 Mercer, wearers of gold bands (including early access ticket holders and press) arrived early to peruse the spacious warehouse floor, dark and slightly underground, and lined with tables showcasing 17 young chateau owners from Bordeaux.

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