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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!

A Spring Tasting With David Bowler Wine

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Catch this beautiful 75 degrees Saturday while it lasts, and join us for a great Spring tasting with Matt Christoff and David Bowler wines!

As always, some amazing wine creations will be on tap, from some of our favorite producers and regions! Another great event that you just don’t want to miss!


JC Bachelet (Burgundy)

Domaine Vocoret (Chablis, Burgundy)

Chante Cigale (Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone)

Lopez de Heredia (Rioja, Spain)

Los Bermejos (Canary Islands)

Clos de la Roilette (Beaujolais)

Domaine Chandon des Briailles (Burgundy)

As always, the great wines will be perfectly complemented by the amazing cheese offerings from our partners in taste at Plum Plums Cheese!



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!

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!

Amazing Double-Header, With David Bowler and Polaner Selections

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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!