Wendy Crispell

Hi! I am a wine/cheese consultant specializing in tasting events,corporate gatherings. As a mentor I look forward to sharing my special interests in the Loire Valley, Germany, Pinot Noir and unusual varieties with others. As a former chef I

UNUSUAL WHITE GRAPES/WINES TO TRY

THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT WINES AVAILABLE IN TODAYS MARKET! WHY STICK WITH THE SAME BORING WINE NIGHT AFTER NIGHT, EXPLORE!

Rank Wine Rating Price
1 Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli Finger Lakes (2004)
Comments: Crisp and sassy with a bit of a tropical finish. Wonderful!
Previously available for $25.00
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2 Dr Frank Rkatsiteli (2008)
Previously available for $15.95
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3 Pheasant's Tears Rkatsiteli (2009)
Comments: Go ahead, just try it! Mouthwatering acidity, long lean finish....
Average price: $17.99 from 1 store
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4 Pierre Sparr Chasselas Vieilles Vignes (1992)
Previously available for $8.00
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5 San Savino Offida Pecorino Ciprea (2010)
Previously available for $12.38
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6 Skouras Moschofilero Arcadia (2011)
Comments: Wonderful floral notes with hints of peach and orange blossom. Try it with Thai noodles.
Average price: $15.99 from 9 stores
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7 Nikolaihof Grüner Veltliner Hefeabzug (2006)
Comments: The perfect wine for fiddle head ferns, ramps or asparagus salads. Citrus notes with a white pepper finish.
Previously available for $20.56
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8 L Weingut May Weißburgunder Wellenkalk (2008)
Comments: Sit back, relax and smell the kaleidoscope of aromas wafting up from your glass. Truly a wonderful wine made from a field blend of grapes.Note- I had the 2010 vintage, not the 2008.
Average price: $7.50 from 3 stores
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9 Whitecliff Vineyard Estate Traminette (2009)
Comments: Light, fresh and slightly floral with a crisp acidity. Slightly sweet finish. Perfect with tandoori chicken or tikka masala.
Previously available for $14.99
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10 Domaine Vico Vermentino (2010)
Comments: Tried this at a West Village wine bar and was blown away! Simply lovely! Floral notes of honeyed lavender, lilac blossom and citrus. Hints of juicy pear.
Previously available for $16.99
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11 Bruder Dr Becker Gruner Silvaner (2009)
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12 Bohigas Rosat Cava
Comments: Made from the Trapat grape this super dry, complex wine has notes of cranberry, pomegranate and a touch of sassafras on the finish. Wonderfully different experience in Cava.
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  • 544484lakenvelder Very nice selection of wines. Wouldn't they be great if you were planning a meal theme.


  • 72835Wendy Crispell Hi lakenvelder, I do a lot of menu planning over at my blog sassysipsnyc.com. Love to do pairings!



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