Monday Musings: Tasting Events

Today's post is about tasting events. Everyday of the week in New York City, you can go to an amazing event. The problem however is when do you get your other work done if you are out at an event. My new strategy is to choose wisely and well and try to attend a few... Continue Reading →

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“A Wine from Gérard Bertrand: A Larger than Life Figure – #winophiles”

Today's post, the first in a long while, is about a wine that I received as part of the French #Winophiles group. The wine is from Gérard Bertrand and is called Cigalus Blanc, it's a 2018 Biodyamic wine from IGP Aude Hauterive. In my title I say Bertrand is larger than life and that's for a... Continue Reading →

Wine Wednesday: Pinot Noir From Stoller Family Estate

May is here and it’s Oregon Wine Month. I am reposting this one about Stoller for Wine Wednesday. I can’t wait to try more of their wines when they return on Monday for Oregon Wine Trail NYC.

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Today’s post for Wine Wednesday is all about the Stoller Family Estate Vineyards. I had the good fortune to visit this vineyard two summers ago as part of the Society of Wine Educators conference in August. As you might know from reading my blog, I fell in love with Oregon as a state and the wines in general. I have written a lot about their Chardonnay wines but the Pinot Noirs captivated me as well. I think I was more surprised by the Chardonnay which I hadn’t expected to like as much as I did while the Pinot Noir came with very high expectations.

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My first job in the United States after 15 years in Italy was as a wine salesperson in New York. I didn’t last too long on the street but I was introduced for the first time to Oregon Pinot Noir. We sold one from a company…

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