Welcome back the amazing Whitney Schubert, French portfolio manager extraordinaire at Polaner Selections, with Chris Gambelli, guiding us through an amazing selection of wines!
We’ll be pouring some quite superb Burgundies, Bordeaux, Champagne, and even a sprinkle of great Cru Beaujolais!
This is our first tasting event of 2019, and we’re kicking the new year in style.
Don’t miss it! Our friends and partners in taste at Plum Plums Cheese are on vacation this month, but we will still have some wonderful cheeses to accompany the amazing wines!
See you this Saturday!
Vallana is a true icon in Piemonte (or alto Piemonte, technically) and Nebbiolo lovers are still enjoying their great wines from the ’50s and ’60s. Today, Vallana is seeing a resurgence, as everything Piemonte is once again in the spotlight. The beauty here is that their wines are the most incredible values one could find from that beautiful land. With prices ranging from $18-35, it seems almost criminal when considering their quality and status.
Please join us on this date and meet the next generation of Vallana, carrying the torch: Francis Fogerty Vallana will grace us with his presence and guide through an incredible lineup, spanning many years. This will be a truly special event that you will not want to miss!
As always, our tastings are free, and complemented by the wonderful cheeses from our partners in taste at Plum Plums Cheese! Of course, we invite you to support the cause and allowing us to continue these great events by buying as much as you’d like of the wines you love 🙂
We will feature:
Campi Raudii 2006 – Library Release
Campi Raudii 2007 – Library Release
Spanna Cuvee Bernardo 2010
Spanna Cuvee Bernardo 2013
Spanna 2010 – Library Release
Spanna “Cinque Castelli” 1964
We welcome back our friend Clarke Boehling, one of Neal Rosenthal’s trusted wine experts, for another fabulous spring tasting!
Those who are familiar with Neal’s portfolio, know very well that there isn’t a dud in that book. When you see a bottle with a “Rosenthal Selection” label, you can be assured that you are buying a great wine, that has been transported correctly from its destination, to its resting point in New York.
We will make it a ton of fun, as always, and keep it a bit eclectic, with exciting new arrivals and seasonal favorites. Look for more details in our email blast!
The great wines are, as always, complemented by the cheeses from our “Partners in Taste”, Michael and Gayle of Plum Plums Cheese!
Don’t miss it!
Get ready for another fabulous tasting here at The Wine Connection, with Skurnik Wines!
Peter from Skurnik Wines is back, presenting a fantastic array of new arrivals and a couple of blind surprises, for your enjoyment and wine education!
This Saturday, April 28th 2018, from 1:00pm until 5:00pm
Spring is firmly in the air, and it promises to be another glorious weekend!
We will kick off with a superb 2017 Provencal Rosé that will surely light up this season!
From loire master wine-maker Jacky Blot, from Domaine de la Taille aux Loups,you will get a chance to taste the incredible Montlouis Sec “Remus” 2016 (95 points Decanter Magazine).It is almost sold out from the private email offer, so this is your chance! Fabulous white for summer!
Cru Beaujolais Continue to Rock The World!
Don’t be late to this party! The great Crus of Beaujolais continue to be one of the hottest categories on the market, and for very valid reasons: incredible quality, easily comparable to great Burgundy, and unbeatable value. You be the judge here, and I can assure you that you will not be disappointed!
FromDomaine des Marrans, the stratospherically good Morgon Courcelette 2016,and from legendary Michel Tete (Domaine du Fief), the 2016 Julienas. The 2016 vintage is as good as 2014, with amazing freshness, soil character (terroir) and balance of fruit and acid. Incredible wines!
Serio e Battista Borgogno Barolo Cannubi 2013
The Borgogno family has owned parcels in this venerable vineyards for generations. Very traditional, and from the great 2013 vintage, this is a great Cannubi that is also priced well. It’s a must buy for the cellar!
Antoniolo Gattinara 2010
Gattinara and alto Piemonte in general are seeing a resurgence in quality and popularity. As Barolo gets more expensive, it is an obvious evolution. You will experience what a great Gattinara from a great vintage tastes like, from one of the best producers in the area.
Domaine Arlaud Morey Saint Denis Les Ruchots 2015
Cyprien Arlaud continues its streak with the already legendary 2015 vintage. The Morey Saint Denis Les Ruchots is always one of his very best wines, and very limited. Experience greatness!
Last week’s “Blind Features” were a lot of fun and a great success!
We will continue this week with a couple of great “brown bag” specials!
As always, the tasting is free and open to everyone (over 21 of course), and your support is greatly appreciated.
And remember..shop local and support your local businesses as much as you can.
THE GREAT WINES WILL, AS ALWAYS, BE COMPLEMENTED BY THE FABULOUS CHEESES FROM OUR FRIENDS MICHAEL AND GAYLE ATPLUM PLUMS CHEESE!
“PARTNERS IN TASTE!”
NOW, YOU CAN BRING YOUR WINE CONNECTION RECEIPT TO PLUM PLUMS, ON THE DAY OF THE TASTING, AND RECEIVE A SPECIAL 10% DISCOUNT ON THE FEATURED CHEESES!
Join us for another amazing and special tasting, with Barbaresco legend Claudia Cigliuti!
Cigliuti’s legendary Barbaresco Serraboella is one of the best expressions one could have the pleasure to taste. For a while, the great wines of Cigliuti were unavailable in the US market, until my good friend Mark Fornatale brought Claudia on board at Skurnik Wines. Claudia is flying straight from California on this Saturday to conduct this tasting and you don’t want to miss it!
We will be tasting the amazing new releases from 2015 and 2014, including Barbaresco Serraboella and Vie Erte, along with the already legendary 2013s. And, best of all, in honor of Claudia’s visit, I will open a 3 liter bottle of 1978 Barbaresco Serraboella!
The tasting will be, as always, complemented by the amazing cheese offerings from our “Partners in Taste” at Plum Plums Cheese!
Join us on this Saturday for a great Burgundy-focused event, with Polaner Selections!
Whitney, (pictured right, with the famed Jancis Robinson on left) a veteran of the wine business, is the French Portfolio manager for Polaner Selections, and she will be here on this day to talk about and enjoy some amazing Burgundies from Polaner’s great portfolio. This is another amazing, and educational event that you don’t want to miss!
As always, these great and informative tastings are free, and complemented by the wonderful cheese selections from our “Partners in Taste” at Plum Plums Cheese.
Shop local and support your business community!
The legendary, inimitable Chiara Boschis, also known as “The Queen of Barolo”, will grace us with her presence on this day. Chiara will be in town for Antonio Galloni’s Festa del Barolo, and since it has been quite a while since she visited her old friend Max, she is making time from her very busy schedule to meet and greet our local Barolo lovers, and of course enjoy some of her amazing wines.
This promises to be the event of the year, as we will be tasting some of Chiara’s amazing 2012 and 2013 Baroli, along with some surprises. And of course, what’s better than learning from Chiara herself? She will be here to talk about her wines, her life in Piemonte, and to answer any questions.
This event is RSVP only as space is limited. As this event is in a seminar format, please be here at 4:00pm.
The tasting will of course be complemented by some wonderful Italian cheeses from our “Partners in Taste” at Plum Plums Cheese!
If you have missed Friday 13th afternoon tasting, here is another chance to let Peter Zitz guide you through a fabulous selection of new releases and arrivals from Skurnik Wines extensive and renowned wine portfolio. We will have a great array from Burgundy, Italy, Spain, California and more!
As always, the amazing wines will be complemented by the outstanding cheese selections from our partners in taste at Plum Plums Cheese!
Don’t miss it!
Two legendary importers, with two of the most amazing and exciting portfolios in the wine business! Welcome Matt Christoff and Chris Gambelli (David Bowler Wines and Polaner Selections) for another fantastic event at The Wine Connection. A fabulous selection will be poured, and of course complemented by the outstanding cheese offerings from our partners in taste at Plum Plums Cheese!
Loire Valley, Burgundy, Italy, Spain, will all be featured and you can be assured that we shall spare no expense in presenting you some truly special wines. Come and learn from Matt and Chris, while savoring great new releases and some old favorites. This is a tasting even that will surely not disappoint!
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