Thursday, April 07, 2005

Index to Wines - NYC Wine Notes

Please use this index much like you would one in the back of a book. The wines tasted and written about in this website have been organized simply by red, white, rose, sparkling, ports, and dessert wines. The wines are organized alphabetically by producer under each category followed by the wine’s name, vintage, general location, and when the wine was tasted.

You can click on the wine you’re interested in for the tasting note.

In the future, this index may be organized by region and varietal when enough of a body of tasting notes have been collected. Wine Bars and Restaurants are listed towards the end. Suggestions are welcome!

*The Wines*


Vicien Malbec Reserva 2004 - Tasted October 2005

Barossa Valley
Layer Cake Shiraz 2005 – Tasted March 2007

Jim Barry "Cover Drive" Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 - Tasted April 2006

McLaren Vale
Coriole "Redstone" Shiraz-Cabernet 2001 - Tasted August 2006
d'Arenberg "The Footbolt" Shiraz 2004 - Tasted February 2008
Mollydooker – The Boxer 2005 – Tasted March 2007
Mollydooker – Two Left Feet 2005 – Tasted November 2007
Rosemont Estate – Belmoral Syrah 1999 – Tasted September 2007

Casa Lapostolle – Cuvee Alexandre – Apalta Vineyard – Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 – Tasted March 2007
Mont Gras Syrah "Limited Edition" 2003 - Tasted December 2006

Bordeaux - Côtes de Blaye

Chateau Gigault – Cuvee Viva 2003 – Tasted November 2007
Chateau Gigault – Cuvee Viva 2005 – Tasted February 2008

Bordeaux - Côtes de Castillon
Chateau Cap de Faugeres 2004 – Tasted October 2007
Chateau de Clotte 2003 – Tasted April 2007

Bordeaux – Haut Medoc
Chateau Coufran 1982 - Tasted May 2006
Chateau Coufran 2003 - Tasted November 2006 and Dec. 07
Chateau d'Arcins 2005 - Tasted March 2008
Chateau Lanessan 2005 - Tasted February 2008

Bordeaux – Fronsac
Chateau La Vieille Cure 2003 – Tasted March 2007
Chateau Mayne-Vieil 2001 – Tasted April 2006
Chateau Mayne-Vieil 2003 – Tasted December 2007
Chateau Moulin Haut-Laroque 2003 - Tasted June 2006

Bordeaux – Pauillac
Chateau Duhart-Milion 1999 - Tasted June 2006
Chateau Lafite Rothschild 2000 - Tasted April 2006
Chateau Lynch-Bages 1997 - Tasted April 2005
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2000 – Tasted April 2006
Chateau Pichon Lalande 1997 - Tasted May 2006

Bordeaux – St. Julien
Chateau Gloria 1995 – Tasted March 2007
Chateau Lagrange 1990 - Tasted October 2006 (posted 2/07)
Chateau Lagrange 1995 - Tasted October 2005
Chateau Lagrange 2002 - Tasted April 2005
Chateau Leoville Barton 2004 – Tasted August 2007
Clos du Marquis 1994 - Tasted June 2006
Clos du Marquis 1996 - Tasted September 2006
Domaine de Jaugaret 2002 - Tasted March 2008
Domaine de Jaugaret 2003 - Tasted March 2008
Domaine de Jaugaret 2004 - Tasted March 2008
Fiefs de Lagrange 2002 - Tasted June 2006
Fiefs de Lagrange 2004 - Tasted December 2007
Pavillon des Connetables 2000 - Tasted February 2007

Bordeaux – St. Emilion
Chateau Angelus 2000 – Tasted April 2006
Chateau Pipeau 2000 - Tasted January 2007
Chateau Valandraud 2000 – Tasted April 2006

Bordeaux – Pomerol
Chateau Bourgneuf 1994 - Tasted January 2007
Chateau Bourgneuf 2001 - Tasted May 2006
Chateau de Sales 1996 - Tasted July 2006
Chateau L’Enclos 2000 – Tasted May 2007

Burgundy – Beaujolais
Domain Mont Chavy – Morgan - Georges Duboeuf – Tasted August 2007
Georges Duboeuf – Julienas Flower Label 2006 – Tasted August 2007

Abbaye de Tholomies 2004 – Tasted November 2007
L'Ostal Cazes 2002 - Tasted April 2006

Loire Valley
Clos Senechal 2002 - Tasted October 2005
La Rouge de la Garreliere 2006 - Tasted March 2006

Rhone – Southern
Chante Cigale Châteauneuf du Pape 2001 – Tasted April 2006
Domaine Catherine Le Goeuil-Cairanne Cotes du Rhone -Tasted Jan. 07
J. L. Chave – Mon Coeur 2005 – Tasted October 2007
J. Vidal Fleury 2004 - Tasted February 2007
Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf du Pape 2000 – Tasted September 2007
Perrin & Fils Vacqueyras – Les Christins 2004 - Tasted November 2006
Perrin & Fils Vacqueyras – Les Sinards 2003 - Tasted November 2007
Rasteau Cote du Rhone Villages 2004 - Tasted May 2006

Cantina Zaccagnini - Tasted June 2006

Falesco “Montiano” 1998 – Tasted May 2007
Falesco “Montiano” 2001 – Tasted March 2006

Piedmont – Barbaresco
Beni di Batasiolo Barbaresco 2000 - Tasted January 2007

Piedmont – Barolo
Bovio Barolo 1994 – Tasted May 2007

Piedmont – Other
Bricco Manzoni 1996 - Tasted June 2006

Ognissole Primitive de Mandura-Fuidi di San Gregorio - Tasted July 2006

Argiolas Costera – Isola Dei Nuraghi 2004 – Tasted September 2007

Tuscany – Bolgeri
Greppicante 2005 – Tasted February 2008

Poggio ai Ginepri 2005 – Tasted November 2007

Tuscany – Brunello di Montalcino
Caparzo “La Casa” Brunello di Montalcino 1995 – Tasted April 2006
Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 1999 - Tasted July 2005
Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2001 - Tasted January 2008
La Magia - Rosso di Montalcino 2000 - Tasted February 2007
Poggio Antico 2000 – Tasted April 2006
Poggio Antico – Altero – 2000 – Tasted February 2007

Tuscany – Chianti
Cellole Chinato Classico Riserva 2000 – Tasted February 2007
Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2003 – Tasted November 2007
Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2004 – Tasted March 2008
Ruffino Riserva Ducale - Tasted July 2006
Querciabella Chianti Classico 2001 - Tasted August 2006
Querciabella Chianti Classico 2005 - Tasted Sept. 2007 and Dec. 2007
Viticcio Chianti Classico 2003 - Tasted October 2005
Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva 2001 - Tasted October 2006
Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva 2004 - Tasted January 2008

Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva “Lucius” 2003 - Tasted September 2007

Tuscany - Montepulciano
Tre Rose Vino Nobile de Montepulciano 2001 – Tasted July 2007

Tuscany - Other
Ambra Carmignano 2003 - Tasted July 2006
Torrione Petrolo 2001 - Tasted November 2006

Pesano Merlot - Falesco 2003 – Tasted April 2006
Vitiano 2004 - Tasted June 2006 and February 2007

Falasco Amarone 2001 – Tasted October 2007
Monte Tondo San Pietro Valpolicella 2003 - Tasted June 2006
Palazzo Della Torre 2001 - Tasted May 2006

Hochar 2000 - Tasted April 2006

New Zealand
Mt. Difficulty "Roaring Meg" Pinot Noir 2004 - Tasted September 2005
Spy Valley Pinot Noir 2003 – Tasted July 2007

Cardeal Reserva 2002 (Dão) – Tasted September 2007

South Africa
Fairview "Goat-Roti" 2003 - Tasted March 2006
Warwick Pinotage Old Vines - Tasted June 2006

Castilla y Leon
Bodega Numanthia – Termes Toro 2002 – Tasted June 2007

Costers del Segre
Castel Del Remei "Gotim Bru" 1999 - Tasted February 2006
Castel Del Remei "Gotim Bru" 2000 - Tasted February 2006
Castel Del Remei "Gotim Bru" 2001 - Tasted February 2006
Castel Del Remei "Gotim Bru" 2002 - Tasted June 2005 and Feb. 2006
Castel Del Remei "Gotim Bru" 2004 - Tasted September 2007

Marqués de Riscal Reserva 2003 – Tasted January 2008

Venta Mazzaron 2003 - Tasted October 2005

United States
California – Central Coast
Au Bon Climat - Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2006 - Tasted March 2008
Belle Glos Pinot Noir “Clark & Telephone Vineyard” 2003 – Tasted April 2006
Belle Glos Pinot Noir “Clark & Telephone Vineyard” 2005 – Tasted March 2007
Domaine Alfred Pinot Noir 2004 Chamisal Vineyard - Tasted June 2006
Garretson "Aisling" Syrah 2003 - Tasted March 2006
Ramsey Pinot Noir 2004 - Tasted March 2006
Sea Smoke Southing Pinot Noir 2004 - Tasted December 2006
Sea Smoke Southing Pinot Noir 2005 - Tasted February 2008

California – Napa
Ehlers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 – Tasted March 2006
Franciscan Magnificant 2002 - Tasted March 2006
Peju Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 - Tasted March 2006
Roessler “Blue Jay” Pinot Noir 2004 – Tasted March 2006
Silver Oak Caberbet Sauvignion 2001 – Tasted March 2006
Stonestreet Merlot 2002 - Tasted October 2006

California – Sonoma
Limerick Lane 1023 2001 - Tasted May 2006
Merry Edwards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2002 - Tasted December 2006
Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 - Tasted June 2005

New Mexico
Milagro “Corrales Red” NV – Tasted March 2006

New York – Finger Lakes
Sheldrake Point Cabernet Franc 2002 - Tasted October 2005
Sheldrake Point Cabernet Franc 2005 - Tasted January 2007
Sheldrake Point Merlot 2002 - Tasted October 2005

New York – Long Island
Collina 48 - Macari Vineyards NV – Tasted April 2006
Macari "Bergen Road" 2001 - Tasted August 2005
Paumanok "Assemblage" 2001 - Tasted August 2005
Pindar "Pythagoras" NV - Tasted August 2005
Schneider “Le Breton” Cabernet Franc 2003 - Tasted August 2005

Belles Soeurs “Wild Thing” Pinot Noir 2000 – Tasted March 2006
Benton Lane "First Class" Pinot Noir 2002 - Tasted July 2006
Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir 2002 - Tasted June 2005
Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir 2003 - Tasted May 2006
Van Duzer Pinot Noir 2004 - Tasted July 2006
Willamette Valley “Whole Cluster” Pinot Noir 2005 – Tasted March 2006
Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir 2002 - Tasted April 2006

Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Merlot 2000 - Tasted October 2006
Chateau Ste. Michelle - Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 – Tasted March 2007


Pikes “Gill’s Farm” Viognier 2004 - Tasted May 2006
Yellow Tail Riesling 2006 - Tasted January 2007

Loimer Gruner Veltliner 2005 - Tasted January 2007

Willm-Clos Gaensbroennel Gewürztraminer Alsace Grand Cru-Kirchberg de Barr 2002 - Tasted March 2006

Chateau Laville Haut Brion 2000 – Tasted April 2006
Les Arums de Lagrange 2004 - Tasted February 2007

Bordeaux - Sauternes and Barsac
Chateau Piada 2003 - Tasted February 2008

Bachelet, JC Chassagne Montrachet 'Encegnieres' 2003 - Tasted February 2007
Coren Pere & Fils Pouilly-Fuisse 2004 – Tasted February 2007
Domaine Bachelet Chassagne-Montrachet 2003 - Tasted June 2006
Jean Claude Bachelet – Chassagne Montrachet 2003 – Tasted February 2007
Jean Marc Brocard-Fourchaume 2003 Chablis Premiere Cru - Tasted April 2006

Coteaux de Langedoc
Gaujal de Saint Bon – Cuvee de Dames 2005 - Tasted February 2007

Domaine de Pouy 2005 - Tasted August 2006
Domaine de Pouy 2006 - Tasted January 2008

Loire Valley
Domaine Didier Pabiot - Pouilly Fume 2005 – Tasted December 2007
Domaine Sauvion "Les Ombelles" 2004 - Tasted April 2006
Jardin de la Fruitiere - Tasted July 2006
Regis Minet – Pouilly Fume – Vielles Vignes 2004 – Tasted May 2007

Rhone Valley
Cuilleron - Roussanne – Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes – Tasted June 2007

Dr. L Riesling - Dr. Loosen 2004 - Tasted May 2006
Franz Kunstler Rheingau Riesling Halbtrocken 1997 - Tasted October 2005
Franz Kunstler Riesling Kabinett 1997 - October 2005
Grunhauser Riesling Spatlese Maximin 2004 – Tasted April 2006
Leitz Dragonstone Riesling 2005 - Tasted August 2006
Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Kabinett 2004 – Tasted April 2006
Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr - Riesling Auslese - 2003 - Tasted July 2006
Selbach-Oster Bernkasteler Badstube - Riesling Kabinett - 2005 - Tasted February 2008
Zilliken – Ockfener Bockstein – Riesling Kabinet 2001 – Tasted March 2007
Zilliken – Saarburger Rausch – Riesling Spatlese 1993 – Tasted May 2007

New Zealand
Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc 2005 - Tasted April 2006
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2005 - Tasted July 2006

Gramona ‘Gessami’ 2005 - Tasted June 2006
Louro Do Bolo 2005 - Tasted March 2008
Vina Godeval 2004 - Tasted July 2006

United States
California – Central Coast
4 Vines "Naked" Chardonnay 2006 – Tasted February 2008
Beckman – Le Bec Blanc 2005 – Tasted May 2007
Qupe – Bien Nacido Cuvee 2005 – Tasted April 2007

California – Napa
Heinz Vineyards Chardonnay 2004 – Tasted March 2006
Peter McCoy "Clos des Pierres" Reserve Chardonnay - Tasted July 2006

California – Sonoma
Pellegrini Unoaked Chardonnay 2006 – Tasted October 2007

New Mexico
St. Claire Gewurztraminer 2004 – Tasted March 2006

New York – Finger Lakes
Atwater Vidal Blanc 2003 - Tasted October 2005
Chateau Lafayette Reneau Johannisberg Riesling 2003 - Tasted August 2005
Chateau Lafayette Reneau Dry Riesling 2005 - Tasted November 2006
Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling 2006 – Tasted August 2007
Glenora Riesling 2005 - Tasted February 2007
Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Riesling 2004 - Tasted March 2006
Heron Hill – Game Bird White – NV – Tasted December 2007
Ravines House White 2004 - Tasted April 2006
Ravines Riesling 2003 - Tasted August 2005
Ravines Riesling 2004 – Tasted April 2006
Ravines Dry Riesling 2006 - Tasted March 2008
Ravines Dry Riesling 2005 - Tasted January 2007
Ravines Dry Riesling 2004 - Tasted July 2006

Standing Stone Chardonnay 2003 - Tasted August 2005
Standing Stone Reserve Chardonnay 2004 - Tasted June 2006
Standing Stone Riesling 2003 - Tasted August 2005

New York – Long Island
Bedell Cellars Artist Series White 2004 - Tasted October 2005
Martha Clara Riesling 2004 – Tasted April 2006
Peconic Steel Fermented Chardonnay 2003 - Tasted October 2005

J. Albin Pinot Gris 2005 – Tasted September 2007
Ponzi Pinot Gris 2006 – Tasted October 2007
Sokel Bolsser - Evolution #9 NV - Tasted February 2006


Commanderie de Peyrassol (France - Provence) - Tasted May 2006
Inman Family – Rose of Pinot Noir 2006 (California – Somona) – Tasted September 2007
Foley Rose 2006 (California – Santa Ynez Valley) – Tasted August 2007


Charles de Fère Brut Blanc de Blancs Réserve NV - Tasted March 2008
Gruet Blanc de Noirs NV (New Mexico) - Tasted May 2006
Gruet Brut Rose NV (New Mexico) – Tasted March 2006
Pol Roger NV (Champagne) - Tasted March 2006


Churchhill 1997 (Potugal) - Tasted April 2006
Colheita Royal Oporto 1944 (Portugal) - Tasted July 2006
Quinta Do Noval 1997 LBV (Portugal) – Tasted March 2006
Warre Otima 10 Year Tawny Port (Portugal) - Tasted May 2006
Warre 1980 (Portugal) - Tasted April 2006

Dessert-Ice Wines

Kinheimer Rosenberg Reisling Eiswein 2002 (Germany) – Tasted March 2006
Standing Store Vidal Ice 2004 (Finger Lakes) - Tasted April 2006

Wine Bars - Index

Vinovino (Tribeca) - April '06 / May '06 /June '06
Vintage NY (Tribeca) - August 2005

Restaurants and Wine - Index

Cafe D'Alsace (Upper East Side) - July 2006
Farm on Adderley (Ditmas Park-Brooklyn) - January 2007
Landmarc (Tribeca) - April 2006
Le Bateau Ivre (East Side) - May 2006

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Wine Stores - NYC Wine Notes

Below is a very small selection of New York City wine shops with addresses along with my own observations. I’ve been to all the shops listed below and will only post reviews of stores from my own personal experience. This list is not meant to be all inclusive and I recognize that are probably scores of other excellent wine shops in the city that I just haven’t been to yet. I will continue to add to this list as experience warrants. Also note that not all stores mentioned in the Wine Notes, Musing, etc. sections of this website are reviewed below. If I don't have a feel for a store, I'd rather wait until I've visted a couple times before writing about it.

Wine Stores

67 Wine
179 Columbus Ave. (67th St.)
New York, NY 10023
212-724-6767 or 888-671-6767
This store on the Upper West Side has a nice selection of wines in all price ranges. Look for the most affordable deals on the ground floor while most of the higher end French, Italian, and California wines are located on the 2nd Floor. They also have a very comprehensive selection of German wines and a staff than can help explain them.

Astor Wines & Spirits
399 Lafayette St. (4th St.)
New York, NY 10003
One of the biggest wine stores in the city just got bigger by moving into its new space on Lafayette St. The store offers selections from all around the world, has very competitive prices, and tastings once or twice a week where all featured wines are 10% off. Very helpful staff.

Cellar 72
1355 2nd Ave. (72nd St.)
New York, NY 10021
A new store on the Upper East Side specializing in rare and hard to find wines, especially back vintage Bordeaux. Prices seem fair for they type of wines they carry but don’t expect to find any Yellow Tail or Two Buck Chuck types. They just don’t do that. Very knowledgeable staff.

Chelsea Wine Vault at Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Ave. (16th St.)
New York, NY 10011
Being in Chelsea Market, this store if perfectly located if you’re already there picking up ingredients for that night’s dinner. The store has a solid selection of old and new world wines, including many small production selections. They also have a great “Top 10 Wines of the Month” program where these selections are all 10% off and there are three opportunities to taste them each month. Prices are average. They also offer off-site storage for collections.

Crush Wine & Spirits
153 East 57th St. (Lexington Ave.)
New York, NY 10022
212-980-9463 or 877-980-9463
Wine shop opened by restaurateur Drew Nieporent and partners Josh Guberman and Robert Schagrin. The store specializes in small production and artisanal wines which can make for a fun shopping. The also have a nice selection of fine wines which they kept in “The Cube.” They always have at least two bottles open for sampling and host broader tastings at least once a week where at times they even pour some more expensive $50+ wines. Prices always seem to be fair although some “Cube” wines can be slightly more expensive than elsewhere. Extremely knowledgeable staff who are always fun to talk to.

D. Sokolin Co.
12 Foster Ave.
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
D. Sokolin on Long Island specializes in back vintage French, Italian, and California wines and often have hard to find wines and vintages. In addition to their own inventory, they are also a brokerage firm, selling other collections. Prices are not cheap and they typically do not deal in bargain wines. This store seems more for the connoisseur with a cellar. They have a knowledgably phone staff and deliver to the city.

Garnet Wine and Liquors
929 Lexington Ave (68th St.)
New York, NY 10021
Typically offer some of the best prices in New York and they carry wines from most regions, including a solid array of red and white Burgundies. Certainly a place to consider if buying a case of wine that you like that they carry. Staff could be more helpful.

GCP Discount Liquors & Wines
1020 Center Street
Horseheads, New York 14845
GCP is a discount wine store located in Horseheads and near the Finger Lake wine region. It’s has the most comprehensive stock of Finger Lake wines at the lowest prices possible. It might not be worth a drive to save a few dollars off a wine you might be able to purchase at Vintage in the city but it’s worth a visit if you’re in the area.

225 East 5th Street (Bowery)
New York, NY 10003
This small and charming shop in the East Village specializes in small production and over looked old and new world wines. In their own words they deal in “honest wines--no brand names or wines rated by the magazine gurus.” They purposely seek wines prices at very reasonable levels and are big proponents on food and wine pairings. Their Saturday afternoon tastings from 4P-7P offer an opportunity to try before you buy.

Morrell Wine
One Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020
212 688-9370 or 800-969-4637
Morrell’s offers wines in all styles and price ranges but are probably best know for their adjoining Wine Bar and Restaurant where they have a large selection of wines by the glass. You can also take one of the many classes they offer from Wine 101 to regional focuses.

Northside Wine and Spirits
Ithaca Shopping Plaza (Elmira Road)
Ithaca N.Y. 14850
Another comprehensive store for Finger Lake wines. It’s also located in Ithaca, NY which is ideally situated for visiting the area’s wineries. The store also stocks wines from all over and has one of the best Bordeaux collections in all of upstate. Prices are very competitive and Finger Lake wines would be the cheapest here if it werren’t for GCP’s amazing deals in the neighboring town of Horseheads.

PJ Wine
4898 Broadway (bet. 204th and 207th Sts)
New York, NY 10034
Huge wine shop all the way at the end of the A train. Excellent prices and worth a visit to browse the store. They tend not to tend to carry back-vintages so look for mostly recent releases. Quick delivery to the city. Look for their Grand Tasting each fall which benefits City Harvest.

Red, White & Bubbly
211 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, this shop has fair prices with a healthy stock of wines in the $10 to $15 range and a wide and well thought out selection from around the world. There are some bargains to be had but overall, it’s a fair priced wine shop and really, what more can you ask for in the city. The shop does stand out on two fronts. First is that they have a decent selection of New York State wines which, surprisingly, not may other wine shops do. They have also started bottling their own branded label called Brooklyn Wine Company with grapes sourced from “around the world.” No one expects grapes to be grown in Brooklyn but with a name like that, I’d figured they would at last be local but there are future plans to procure some from the North Fork of Long Island. Staff is friendly enough but I didn’t find them overly helpful during my first two visits.

Sherry Lehmann
679 Madison Avenue (Between 61st & 62nd St.)
New York, NY 10021
An excellent selection of French wines, especially Bordeaux and Champagne although they carry wines from all regions. They carry a good variety of Italian and German. New world wines are less represented but what they do carry is typically solid, including very good price per quality South African and New Zealand wines. Wines always seemed to be priced fair and they have excellent customer service.

Union Square Wine & Spirits
33 Union Square West
New York, NY 10003
This store has one of the best free weekend tasting programs in the city as they pour as many as 15 wines on most Saturday afternoons beginning at 2pm, providing an excellent opportunity to buy after tasting. They also discount the wines each tasting. Typical prices are average to slightly above average for some of the premium wines. However they have a great selection and a sizable number of half-bottles to choose from.

Vintage New York
482 Broome Street (Wooster) or 2492 Broadway (93rd St.)
New York, NY 10013 New York, NY 10025
212-226-9463 212-721-9999
The only wine store in the city (and possibly the state) to deal solely in New York State wines. In addition, each of their two locations has a wine bar where you can sample from just about everything in stock along with hors d’oeuvres and cheeses produced in the region. They also offer classes and free tastings with the winemakers which they call “Meet Your Winemaker.” Prices are hard to judge as most stores don’t carry these wines but they get tons of credit for filling a definite market need in my opinion.

16 East Parkway
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Although I’ve never been to the store itself, Zachy has a huge selection of wines in any and all price ranges and from all over the globe. Their website is easy to use and they have next day delivery into the city. There are many bargains to be had, especially in the $20 and below range. I have found some of their more expensive $40+ wines for less elsewhere, but not so much that I’d shop elsewhere. Overall, this is a great store. I just wish I had a car so I could visit.

Online Sources:
Useful tool for searching specific wines by name and vintage and who currently has them in stock. You can also search for wines by region, type, price, food and wine parings, and ratings.
Similar to but also provides links to partner wines stores, offers features wines of the day, and ratings provided by Stephen Tanzar of The International Wine Cellar. It also has a wine portfolio feature and access to various newsletters.
Auction website based in Napa. It offers auctions on a weekly basis for literally thousands of wines. Benefit of this site is that all wines are inspected by Wine Bid and condition is clearly labeled along with pictures. They also offer futures.
The “e-bay” of wines where individuals can put their wines up for sale. Auctions revolve around the clock in an e-bay like fashion.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

NYC Wine Notes - Wine Links

There are probably a hundred thousand wine related websites out there on the internet. Below is a very very small sample of what I currently have book marked in my browser. These are the links I use for resources along with some blogs I like. This list is not meant to be all inclusive and I welcome suggestions of other places to visit on the net and I’ll add them to the list.

Wine Links is the official website of the region. Contains a comprehensive overview of the region and its wines.

BYOB Website – New York City Restaurants (New York Magazine)
BYOB restaurant list for New York City with reviews and locations of wine stores near the restaurants. Great resource for anyone living in the city. - Magazine
Website for the Britished based wine magazine. Extensive archive of articles and access to their wine notes free of charge.

Eric Asimov - The Pour
This is New Your Time’s wine columnist Eric Asimov’s official blog which is a great compliment to his weekly New York Times articles.
Website for wine critic Robert Parker. Includes wine news, articles and access to tasting notes. Full issues of Wine Advocate are posted to the site but after they’ve been available in print. Subscription required.
Educational website focusing on the wines of Germany.
Eric Anderson’s website about his adventures in wine. Includes commentary on visits to wineries and useful tips on how to save labels, etc. in addition to long archive of tasting notes.
Website for one of the best wine podcasts on the net. Recently added features include a glossary of 500 wine terms.
Website for British wine critic, Janice Robinson. Includes tasting notes, news, and articles but subscription required to access most pages.

Jennifer Rosen – Wine Writer Website
Website for Jennifer Rosen, an award-winning wine columnist who writes for the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post as well as contributing to Wine Enthusiast magazine.
Comprehensive listings of wine tastings and classes throughout the world.

Lenndevours is Lenn Thompson’s New York-focused wine and food blog which was founded in 2004. Strong focus on Long Island wines, his current home.
Mark Squire’s wine website with extensive tasting notes, articles, photos, and an excellent bulletin board.
Official website for New York State wines.

NYC Wine Report
Great site with no-nonsense wine notes of bottles found in New York City shops along with where to buy them.
This website brings together wine reviews from around the world and is free. A very useful resource.
Daniel’s Ragov’s very comprehensive wine notes from his professional and personal tastings along with food and wine pairings, spirits, and other ramblings.

Terroirs of France
French guide covering all the regions and wines.

Veritas in Vino – Wine Writer Website
Veritas in Vino is wine writer Alice Feiring’s website detailing her views on wine along with links to her various articles.

Dr. Vino Website and Blog
This great website and its accompanying blog from Dr.. Tyler Colman covers all topics from tastings, wine picks, travel, and some very interesting and amusing musings on the wine world. Highly recommended.

Fantastic wine blog that has more categories than you can imagine along with over 10 different categories of tasting notes, restaurant reviews, and miscellaneous “rants.” Also includes an long list of links, including an extensive list of other wine blogs.
An online wine magazine based out of the UK which covers a wide array of topics.
Website is the home for a great wine blog and complimentary podcasts by Tim Elliott. Podcasts now number over 50 episodes.
Wine blog from enthusiast Jathan MacKenzie based out of Napa. Very extensive with over 10 different categories of posts.

Wines of France
Wines of France is an educational website dedicated to all the wine regions of the country.
Neal Martins website dedicated to fine wine with in-depth profiles, photographs, and over 5,000 tasting notes.

Wine Lovers Page
Robin Garr’s fantastic online resource with a great Wine Tasting 101 section and several wine forums including a general wine discussion, a food discussion, wine and food writers forum, travel and restaurants, spirits and beers, wine trade forums, and even one on Louisville restaurants.

Wine Enthusiast - Magazine
Official website for Wine Enthusiast magazine. The recently redesigned website is free (in contrast to Wine Spectator, eRobert Parker, and Wine & Spirit) and offers news, articles, and tasting notes.

Wine Regions of Italy
This website offers an overview of the wine regions of Italy along with maps and descriptions of the wines.
A newsletter which informs wine enthusiasts about upcoming North American wine release dates. Released once a month.

The Wine Scout
This website is a great resource from Patricia Crowell and Jack Olexy which offers up very in depth podcasts on New York State wine. It’s a great travel resource and they even offer you the opportunity to be a “guest pod- scout.”

Wine Spectator - Magazine
Website for Wine Spectator magazine. Includes wine news, articles and tasting notes and an extensive archive. Subscription required.

Wine & Spirits - Magazine
Official website for Wine & Spirits magazine. They offer a free newsletter but access to the rest of the site requires a subscription to the magazine.
This blog is basically a travelogue of the French wine regions by Bertrand Celce, a photographer living in France. Needless to say... beautiful pictures.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Podcast Test

This is our podcast test link. Click here to listen.