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Shannon Ridge 2011 "Terre Vermielle" Vineyard Barbera

Shannon Ridge 2011 “Terre Vermielle” Vineyard Barbera


Price: $30

Rating: 13.5/20

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Virage Vineyards 2013 Dry Rosé of Cabernet Franc

Virage Vineyards 2013 Dry Rosé of Cabernet Franc


Price: $26

Rating: 14/20

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Terra d'Oro 2013 Chenin Blanc & Viognier

Terra d’Oro 2013 Chenin Blanc & Viognier


Price: $16

Rating: 13.5/20

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La Nuit en Rosé


La Nuit en Rosé

by Barnaby Hughes


Rosé is one of the world’s most underrated wines. It can be surprisingly affordable, incredibly versatile, and utterly refreshing, but the good stuff often gets lost among the oceans of White Zinfandel and other pink plonk being produced both here and abroad. A new rosé festival launching this month in New York aims to right this wrong.

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Viña Ventisquero 2011 Grey Carmenère

Viña Ventisquero 2011 Grey Carmenère


Price: $20

Rating: 13.5/20

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Beer vs. Wine Pairing Smackdown at miX restaurant in Las Vegas

Beer vs. Wine Pairing Smackdown at miX restaurant in Las Vegas


A Food and Drink Pairing Competition

by Bob Barnes


“The filet mignon will go very well with a dry Cabernet or a spicy Belgian saison.” Until recently you would not have heard a sommelier make the latter part of that statement, but times are changing. Proof of the leveled playing field for beer and wine was the “Beer vs. Wine Pairing Smackdown” held on May 21 at miX amidst the stunning views from the 64th floor of THEHotel at Mandalay Bay. The event pitted beer against wine in a five-course pairing dinner, each dish served with a beer and wine selected by the respective teams. Audience participation involved voting for the libation that paired best with each course; and selecting “Team Beer” or “Team Wine” buttons to wear, some choosing to don both out of a fear of commitment.

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Pinot Grigio infused with Tattle Tea's Love Struck Rooibos

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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Côtes de Bordeaux wines


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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Claiborne & Churchill 2013 Dry Gewürztraminer

Claiborne & Churchill 2013 Dry Gewürztraminer


Price: $20

Rating: 14/20

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The annual Manhattan Cocktail Classic was held May 9-13

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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