This weekend I was asked by a friend to help pour wine in his shop. Located about 75 minutes north of Manhattan, roughly on the border of New York and Connecticut this retail operation is located in a decidedly middle class area and while they have a small but well selected higher end selection of wine the art majority of the wines on offer come in under $20 a bottles, reflected the realities of the market.


I was asked to pour, and of course promote a bit, a half dozen bottles of wine; five white wines and a a sparkler. The wines were as follows.