Dear New York Vintners Friends,
Thank you to the great crowd who made our January 19th tasting event, New & Classical Wines of Italy, such a big success. Weâ€™d also like to offer our warmest thanks to our guide David Lynch for his incredibly entertaining and thorough tour through Italy!
David will be back at New York Vintners on February 16th to talk about Big Winter Reds, and on March 15th with Grenache from Around the World. Join us for one or both of these exciting events by phoning 212.812.3999.
Also check out Davidâ€™s book Vino Italiano, which he co-authored with another New York Vintners event alum and Italian wine/food expert, Joe Bastianich. As far as weâ€™re concerned, Vino Italiano is the most profound and enjoyable Italian wine book ever written. Really! Signed copies will be available for sale at our upcoming David Lynch events.
In the meantime, hereâ€™s a taste of what we all enjoyed during New & Classical Wines of Italy. You can order by phoning 212.812.3999 or replying to this email.
David led us through 13 wines, starting in the Veneto with a beautifully refreshing Prosecco by Coste Petrai ($14), and finishing with one of Italyâ€™s most distinct Nebbiolo-based wines, a Sforzato di Valtellina by Sandro Fay 2002 ($38). In between, we traveled north, south, east, and west. A Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi from Baldeschi Balleani 2006 ($26) offered a lovely combination of pears, apples, and almonds. The real crowd-pleasers of the tasting were some of the dayâ€™s reds. First was the dark, lush â€œsuper-Tuscanâ€? La Mozza 2004 Aragone ($37) by New York chef Mario Batali and partner Joe Bastianich; a â€œBarolo of the Southâ€? Taurasi by Molettieri 2003 ($49); and a gem of a Nebbiolo and Barbera blend, Bricco Manzoni 2000 from Rocche dei Manzoni ($33).
Try all six of these wines in our New & Classical Italy Sample Six-Pack and save $15 ($182).
Upcoming New York Wine Co. Events
Dinner with Greg Brewer of Brewer-Clifton | Thursday, February 7, 2008, 7:00-9:00 PM | New York Vintners, 21 Warren Street, NYC | $135 + tax
Greg’s single-vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs are some of the most collectible and critically acclaimed in California. He will discuss them while we enjoy a 5-course tasting menu of California-inspired cuisine. This is a rare opportunity to taste wines usually reserved for clients on Gregâ€™s mailing list. Phone 212.812.3999 or reply to this email.
Big Winter Reds with David Lynch | Saturday, February 16, 2008, 2:00-4:30 PM | New York Vintners, 21 Warren Street, NYC | $95 + tax
David will lead us through some deep, lush, juicy, intense wines to keep us warm through the last weeks of winter. Accompanying the wines will be a selection of light appetizers. Apply $50 of your admission price toward a case purchase of wines sampled during the event on top of our regular 10% solid case discount. Space is limited to 48 guests, so reserve today.
Grenache from Around the World with David Lynch | Saturday, March 15, 2008, 2:00-4:30 PM | New York Vintners, 21 Warren Street, NYC | $95 + tax
One of the worlds most widely planted varieties, Grenache provides the base or is the principal grape in many of the great wines we have today. From the Rhone Valley and Languedoc to Priorat, Italy, and California, we will explore this great grape in all its glory. Please join us as we taste 12 Grenache-based wines from around the world. Apply $50 of your admission price toward a case purchase of wines sampled during the event on top of our regular 10% solid case discount. Space is limited to 48 guests, so reserve today.
Have questions? Need help with your selections? Just phone Rob Allen at 212.812.3999.