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Riesling Without Borders

Wednesday, June 14th is the 2nd annual Riesling Without Borders Grand Tasting and Dinner! Held at the Golden Unicorn in New York City, the tasting will feature over 175 Rieslings from around the world. Riesling is often considered the world’s most noble grape variety, and truly transmits a sense of place in ways very few … Continued

Back Vintage Knoll

  Recently, I enthused again with one of you about the magnificent aging potential of Grüner Veltliner. There is no denying the nobility of Austrian Riesling; but it would be a mistake to restrict Grüner Veltliner to the value class or to status as an everyday crowd-pleaser. Given the right conditions, Grüner Veltliner will match the integrity … Continued

An Evening with Etienne Calsac

A Dialgue with Champagne Producer Etienne Calsac – April 11, 2017 Last month I organized a tasting with Champagne producer Etienne Calsac, Champagne specialist Peter Liem, and ten guests. The seminar was arranged around Calsac’s new releases, focused on exploring the terroirs, and involved a dosage trial. We also talked at length about the dynamics he faces as a young … Continued