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Sarah Peck May 11, 2013 at 07:58 am
Tell us about it! We have a wonderful Dry Riesling on tap from the fantastic Thirsty Owl vineyard inRead More the Finger Lakes. Plus, it's $5 a glass at happy hour 5-8 Monday-Friday at ATLANTIC CO. 622 Washington Avenue between Pacific and Dean streets. Info@atlanticcobar.com.
Jared Ranere May 6, 2013 at 10:21 am
Diana, where can I buy the 2010 fronton de Oro?
Diana Combs May 7, 2013 at 12:54 am
Garnet Wines & Liquors, at 929 Lexington Avenue!
Watch the Wine Pour!
BooklynRoxie April 18, 2013 at 01:23 pm
Where is the rest of the story?
Diana Combs April 18, 2013 at 10:11 pm
Go to: http://prospectheights.patch.com/groups/diana-combss-blog/p/what-to-bring-as-a-dinner-guestRead More New format seems to cause problems.
BooklynRoxie April 19, 2013 at 05:38 pm
Thank you!
Stephen Reiss, PhD, CWE March 5, 2013 at 03:51 pm
Malbec does not only come from Cahors. It is one of the Carmenet grapes, those allowed in the blendRead More of Bordeaux wines. It has fallen out of favor in Bordeaux, but is still planted and used. Cahors and Argentina are not comparable. The microclimate of Cahors is very different than Argentina, which is a dry high altitude desert blocked from the ocean by giant mountains. Add this to several generations of vines being selected for completely different traits (not to mention the large number of Malbec vines on their native roots) and you end up with a grape and place that is nothing like Cahors. Cahors has been spending a lot of money to convince people that they are the original Malbec and should share in some of the popularity, and while Cahors deserves to be explored, it wines only have the name of the grape in common, none of the flavor profile of the Argentina versions.
Diana Combs March 5, 2013 at 04:34 pm
Hi, thank you for your comment. I agree that they don't taste the same ... many times wines producedRead More first in France do not taste the same in the New World. My main goal with this article is to inform people that Malbec is, and has been, grown in France. The nature of a blog post limits the amount of information that can be provided, especially flavor comparisons. I hope you visit my website, www.writingonthevine.com. I would love for you to lead a discussion on Cabernet Sauvignon!
Stephen Reiss, PhD, CWE March 5, 2013 at 05:04 pm
I agree with Thomas (no surprise since we are both Expats in Argentina). Cahors for generations wasRead More known as The Black Wine. It was heavily tannic, and while your notes show wines that are darker in flavor than most (but far from all) Argentina Malbecs, it is an indication that Cahors has been changing their style to compete more directly with Argentina. There is also the fact that Cahors played up Malbec so much at VinExpo 2009. Cahors has its own identity, as it should but that they are looking to cash in on the (now fading?) popularity of Malbec, can not be in doubt.
Diana Combs February 8, 2013 at 04:13 am
You're welcome! NY has some great wines, it is always a matter of finding them. :)
landry February 11, 2013 at 02:06 pm
Diana- have you ever tried a good Carmenere? Its a Chilean wine that usually runs under $15 aRead More bottle. I was living in Costa Rica for the past 3 years and they are big Carmenere drinkers. Its inexpensive there because there isn't the huge import tax that there is on wines from Europe or the US so we drank a lot of it :) Cesar at Wine Exchange on Vanderbilt carries a decent one that was on sale for, I think, $7.
Diana Combs February 11, 2013 at 04:47 pm
Hi Landry, Actually yes I have. I think one brand is in another blog post. I also bought aRead More different brand a couple of days ago (but not from Wine Exchange). It will probably be featured in the next article about affordable unusual reds. Thanks for the suggestion!
Barney Lehrer January 7, 2013 at 02:01 am
Hi Diana I am from Kensington, a little-appreciated part of Brooklyn! Thanks for making theRead More correction. And I would be glad to discuss these things offline.
Joanna Prisco January 7, 2013 at 02:23 am
Sorry about the edit permissions issue, Diana. In the future, if you need to make a change, feelRead More free to e-mail one of the editors and we can try to help out! In the meantime, thanks to both you and Barney for increasing my wine knowledge!
Amy Sara Clark January 7, 2013 at 03:28 am
Hi Diana and Barney, I have swapped in the updated text from Diana's website, so the above articleRead More should be correct now. Ditto what Joanna, said: Diana and Barney, it's great to get all this good information about wine. -Amy
Allyn Howard August 19, 2012 at 09:20 pm
The last one sounds quite tasty! love spicey, not sure about petroleum smell, but will try. Can youRead More recommend a wine store in area that carries this? I live near Fat Cat Wines on Court, but also buy from Carroll Gardens Wine & Liquor and Smith & Vine. thanks!
Diana Combs August 19, 2012 at 09:29 pm
I know for a fact that Brooklyn Wine Exchange has it. But you can also use a website:Read More www.winesearcher.com Thanks for reading!
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