Cinco de Mayo Tequila Pick – Ryan

Alacran’s newest release, “Cristal,” is one of the best under $100 that I’ve had in a long time. It is an ultra-anejo tequila made from 7-10 year old agave plants harvested in the highlands of Jalisco. It is aged 14 months in used bourbon barrels, resulting in a rich, complex, and woody flavor. Their unique filtration process results in a crystal …

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lafite-rothschild 2002

The Agony of Lafite: When $1000 Wine is Corked

By David Hunter, CWV General Manager and Fine Wine Buyer It still gives me a nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach. First, the excitement and anticipated joy of tasting one of the world’s most expensive and sought-after wines. Château Lafite Rothschild is without a doubt the king of Bordeaux. They are listed as one of only five First Growths. They are consistently …

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Spring Wine Picks – Felix

Fire up your imagination along with the grill or that huge black, cast iron skillet ​you’ve been looking at all winter long!  Everything you cook is more delicious in spring; steaks, grilled meats, kabobs, burgers, even hot dogs.  Maybe it’s the the anticipation of summer, or just the relief of knowing the real chill is gone, everything is better, and …

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Spring Wine Picks – David

If you’re like me and too busy to jump on a plane, you can still enjoy a Vino Vacation by picking a fun new region to check out. This spring I’m rediscovering the diverse regions and styles of Spain. Here are some fun new grapes and regions to inject some life into your food pairings. For Starters: Raventós i Blanc de Nit …

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Spring Wine Pick – Henry

Alfred Merkelbach Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese Mosel-Saar-Ruwer 2013 Now that spring is finally here I am excited to enjoy a refreshingly cool Riesling outdoors. Maybe not yet but I am looking forward to it! Alfred Merkelbach’s Auslese Riesling has a wonderful aroma of orange blossom, green apple and a touch of honey. There’s a richness and sweetness that is in …

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Spring Wine Pick – Jean-Marc

Early Spring is Grüner Veltliner time for me. The bright acidity and under-ripe white stone fruit flavor profile perfectly matches the brighter days and new buds of spring. Perfect for taking with you to Prospect Park on those first visits of the season. Grüner is my bridge to rosé – when it’s finally warm enough.

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Spring Wine Pick – Krista

Nothing makes me happier than seeing the first crocus flower popping up in through the earth after a long winter. If I had to pick a wine that matched that feeling it would be Domaine Huët Le Mont Vouvray Demi-Sec 2002. Chenin Blanc from the Vouvray region in France is like the first sign of Spring. It is a bit …

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Spring Wine Pick – Elyas

This spring I’m going totally funky, French, and natural. I’m sticking with light-bodied, minimally manipulated, old-school, rustic French wines. I’m talking about cheerful Cab Francs from Loire, like the Château de la Roulerie Cabernet Franc Anjou 2013 and geeky wines from Jura and Arbois like the Domaine de Saint Pierre Petit Curoulet Arbois 2012 (Biodynamic). Red wines that can have the slightest …

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Spring Wine Pick – Steve

My favorite spring wine is Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley  2012. The crisp, acidity of Sauvignon Blanc is always welcome when the weather starts to warm.  Since it has warmed everySpring in my memory, I have to assume it will happen at some point this year.  When it finally does, this is the wine to reach for.  Barrel aging, rare …

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Spring Wine Pick – John

I’m drinking Franciacorta, the Italian “Champagne.” Specifically, the Ca’ del Bosco Franciacorta Cuvée Prestige NV. It’s made like Champagne using Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. However, the third grape is Pinot Blanc instead of Pinot Meunier. Light toast on the nose and palate along with lemon, apple, and pear fruits. Refreshing and delicious, and perfect for spring.  

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