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Pinot Grigio infused with Tattle Tea’s Love Struck Rooibos


Wining about tea


In previous centuries, wine was often served spiced with ingredients like honey, cinnamon and cloves. Nowadays, the practice is much less common, apart from mulled wine during the winter holidays or jugs of sangria served at tapas bars. Yet, the possibilities for enhancing wine are endless.

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Introducing one of France’s newest appellations

by Michelle Kwan


France’s famous Bordeaux region comprises numerous appellations and sub-regions, from St-Emilion, Pomerol and Médoc to Entre-Deux-Mers and Sauternes. In 2007, the AOC Côtes de Bordeaux was created, combining the “terroirs” of Blaye, Cadillac, Castillon and Francs, in order to distinguish this unique region from its neighbors. The appellation also gives winemakers within the region the flexibility to blend wines from different areas within the appellation.

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  • pinitbutton Claiborne & Churchill 2013 Dry Gewürztraminer   Wine of the Week Review
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Claiborne & Churchill 2013 Dry Gewürztraminer


Price: $20

Rating: 14/20

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The annual Manhattan Cocktail Classic was held May 9-13

 

Five Days of Glitz, Glamour and Cocktails

by David Farley


The first half of May 2014 was a wild one for New York City. May 5 saw the annual James Beard Foundation Awards and all its post-gala debauchery; May 12 was the re-opening party of the revamped Tavern on the Green; and May 9-13 was the annual Manhattan Cocktail Classic. If you happened to attend all three, it’s likely that your liver is begging you to slow down, while your head is hoping to hit the pillow for longer than a few hours at a time.

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  • pinitbutton Efeste 2010 Final Final   Wine of the Week Review
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Efeste 2010 Final Final


Price: $28

Rating: 14/20

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Cinnabar 2012 Mercury Rising


Price: $22

Rating: 14/20

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Signorello Estate 2011 Hope’s Cuvée Chardonnay


Price: $70

Rating: 15.5/20

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Zyme 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella


Price: $150

Rating: 16.5/20

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Seghesio Family Vineyards 2011 Barbera


Price: $38

Rating: 14/20

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“Provence in the City” wine tasting event at Lafayette in New York


Provence in the City

by Michelle Kwan


Crisp, chilled rosé is commonly considered to be a warm weather drink, but that didn’t stop Provençal rosés from coming to New York City early this year. To be precise, they arrived ten days before spring at Lafayette restaurant in NoHo on an overcast Monday in March. This year’s “Provence in the City” tasting and seminar featured more than 60 different wines. Six were paired with four Provençal-influenced courses from Lafayette.

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