Archive for the 'Events' Category

Wine Spectator Grand Tour 2008

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Takes place tonight!

Sadly, I cannot attend 🙁

The Great Antique Lafite Collection

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

The Antique Wine Company is very proud to be offering the most extensive collection of Chateau Lafite Rothschild ever seen on the world market, a unique collection that spans four centuries, with the earliest vintage being 1787, prior to the French Revolution. It encompasses all the bottle formats ever produced, including giant 6ltr Imperials from all the top vintages of the 20th century.

Pretty in depth review of Lafite and its origins too. Offers for the collection are now being accepted in the $1MM – 2MM USD range. Get yours now while supplies last!

1997 Bartolo Mascarello wins Wine of the Night on the West Coast!

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Thanks to John Piccone who introduced us to Bartolo Mascarello (2001), a magnificent Barolo producer, I took a magnum of 1997 to the west coast group’s June wine dinner in Aptos, CA., and I am pleased to report that it won wine of the night! You can see Steven Comfort’s (west coast wine scribe) write-up here.

Dominus Vertical Tasting in Palo Alto, CA

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

I’ve got a sweet spot for Dominus.  On Friday, November 17th, Spago in Palo Alto will host a vertical tasting of Dominus from 1983 – 2003.  Of course I’d love to attend, there’s only 3,000 miles of USA between me and the event, along with springing for a highly irrational trip and a $650 entry fee. Still…one can dream.  If you are in Palo Alto, I could not recommend a finer producer to enjoy and cherish on that noble evening. Here’s a link to the event.

39th National Wine Week – Results

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Paul and I went to Cité for national wine week (see previous post) on September 27th. I haven’t been to Cité in years; in fact, I worked in the Time Life building for 2 years and never made it down to the restaurant while I was there. Anyway, wine week this year was somewhat lackluster. The wines, though copiously poured, got an overall ‘ho-hum’ assessment from us both. Thankfully, they saved themselves with some outstanding filet mignons.