The year has gotten off to a crazy start: tons of work, lots of work-withs and, of course, tastings, where I’ll be pouring my wines in the New York City area. That’s the fun part, where I get to meet fellow wine-lovers or even plain civilians who are curious, but afraid of wine. I really love these events, there’s something about interacting with the general public that’s always so much fun. There’s nothing I like more than that look of “Oh, wow, that’s yummy, and it’s how much?” Happily, this is a pretty regular occurence at the price point of the wines I represent.

So here’s the upcoming tasting schedule:

-Thursday January 14th, 5-8pm at Drink, at 69th and 2nd Avenue. I’ll be pouring the delightful Jean-Pascal Aubron Muscadet and the fantastic Clos Bagatelle St Chinian Tradition.

-Saturday January 16th, 12-4pm at The Wine Library, in Springfield, NJ. There I’ll be showing four, you read that right, FOUR of my wines: Catherine et Didier Tripoz’ Macon les Charnay Clos des Tournons (from old-vine Chardonnay planted on a steep and enclosed vineyard), the aforementioned Clos Bagatelle St Chinian, Chateau Gigognan’s Cotes du Rhone Village Bois des Moines and the Chateau La Bouscade Minervois les Septs Vents. If last time was any indicator, this should be more like a party than a tasting.

So I hope you stop by and say hello, or at the very least try some small-production, authentic wines that taste more expensive than they actually are.

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