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Chiara Boschis, The Queen of Cannubi, Meet and Taste Saturday February 2nd!

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Antonio Galloni’s big Festa del Barolo is on this weekend in NYC, and many great producers are in town to celebrate and taste the new vintage and old classics!
My old friend Chiara Boschis will be back at The Wine Connection this Saturday, February 2nd, from 3:00pm until 6:00pm!
This is your chance to taste Chiara’s spectacular new releases, including a sneak preview of her highly rated 2015 Baroli! They are not even in the country yet, but with the efforts of Chiara and Skurnik Wines, we will have samples of these amazing wines for you to taste, and pre-order for March arrival!
Chiara is one of the true legends of Barolo, a pioneer in many ways, recently also committing to 100% organic/bio farming. She is truly the Queen of Cannubi, and the leading lady of Piemonte. A great winemaker, and amazing person. Don’t miss this chance to meet and taste with one of Piemonte’s undisputed superstars!
The Lineup will be spectacular!
Dolcetto 2017
Barbera D’Alba 2016
Barolo Via Nuova 2014
Barolo Cannubi 2014
Barolo Cannubi 2015 (99 points James Suckling)
Barolo Mosconi 2015 (97 points James Suckling)
Barolo Via Nuova 2015 (95 points James Suckling)
Barolo Cannubi 2012 from Magnum
..and two very special “oldies”..
Barolo Via Nuova 2001
Barolo Cannubi 2001

BBB..Burgundy, Bordeaux and Bubbles! – With Whitney Schubert of Polaner Selections!

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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!


Winemaker Event With a Piemonte Superstar – Vallana!

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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:

Gattinara 2007

Gattinara 2008

Campi Raudii 2006 – Library Release

Campi Raudii 2007 – Library Release

Boca 2010

Spanna Cuvee Bernardo 2010

Spanna Cuvee Bernardo 2013

Spanna 2010 – Library Release

Barbera 2015

Spanna “Cinque Castelli” 1964

and more…


The Spring Rosenthal Event! – A Tasting Not To Be Missed!

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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!

Tasting This Saturday – Skurnik Wines – A Great Lineup of New Arrivals and Surprises!

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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 local and support your local businesses as much as you can.




A Grand Tasting With Barbaresco Legend Claudia Cigliuti

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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!

Be here!

The tasting will be, as always, complemented by the amazing cheese offerings from our “Partners in Taste” at Plum Plums Cheese!

The First Tasting of 2018 For Riahi Selections

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Welcome back my friend Michael Riahi (of Plum Plums fame), for his first tasting of 2018, showcasing some of his new releases, along with few old favorites.

Check back for details (better yet, join The Wine Connection email list), but as always, these are super-fun and informative tastings, perfectly complemented by the wonderful cheeses from our “Partners in Taste” at Plum Plums Cheese!

Don’t Miss it!

New York State on The Rise – A Tasting With Eminence Road Farm Winery

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In case you have not noticed, the Finger Lakes region in NY is a happening place in the world of
wine. The work with Cabernet Franc especially, by few dedicated wine makers, can be truly special there, and it is time for wine lovers to explore and discover. 

On this day, I am happy to introduce Jennifer Clarke, from Eminence Road Farm Winery To present us with Loire Valley inspired expressions of Cabernet Franc, and also wonderfully delicious Chardonnay, Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Eminence Road Farm Winery

As always, the tasting is free and perfectly complemented by the awesome cheese offerings from our partners in taste at Plum Plums Cheese!

Burgundy Seminar Tasting, With Whitney Schubert of Polaner Selection

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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!

Skurnik Wines – Another Fabulous Wine Event

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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!