Famous Wines

+1 212-422-4743 Famous Wines & Spirits 40 Exchange Place
New York, NY 10005
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  • There’s a lot we don’t know about the specific drinking trends of wine  lovers in China.Stereotypes and misinformation aside, the growing group wine lovers in China is bringing with it a new set of drinking norms, contributing columnist Guo Guangwei wrote in an article this past month on HeraldIndependent.com.“Drinking habits are changing in Chi... Read More

    From the article A View Inside the Relationship Between Wine and Chinese Culture


  • Hesitate not, lest ye (or these sweet bottles) be lost!I continue to be impressed with Chambers Street's ability to pull together interesting batches of high-quality bottles with some age on them...    A Very Large Collection of Produttori del BarbarescoIn April we had a dinner of Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco, tasting many of what are co... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Dresden-based German restaurateur Silvio Stelzer claims he’s found under the garden of his restaurant bottles of Champagne and Cognac which at one time belonged to notorious German dictator Adolf Hitler. “Mr. Stelzer made the find at his restaurant in a historic villa on the grounds of the famous Moritzburg Water Palace,” wrote Justin Huggler, a... Read More

    From the article The Brute's Bubbly: Nazi Champagne Discovered in Restaurant Cellars


  • If you talk to the right people, you’ll learn very quickly that Portugal has controlled world trade for centuries, and is responsible for a myriad of inventions--including the compass, Christopher Columbus, the best sardines, and the croissant. (French bakers copied the Portuguese technique.) The Portuguese people who spin these tales are a dist... Read More

    From the article Under the Radar Value Bottles: Portugal


  • Every year the group of which I am a member [the London BMW Club] have a 'Continental Hotel Weekend' in a different part of north-east Europe. This year I got to choose the hotel because I did a recee on my own last year before meeting up with the rest in Rouen.I chose a hotel in Chenonceaux next to the famous Chateau. We visited that Chateau an... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Thanks MJ.  They really enjoyed a night out, as Jean has only gone out with Bob to the grocery store and to church since her stroke last December.Yesterday after my morning massage I enjoyed another 'flights & flats' experience at Seasons 52, my favorite restaurant.  I was also dropping off materials for the retirement party that I'm planning fo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Vieilles Vignes Chinon Tradition Phillippe Pain Domaine de la Commandierie 2010

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    We were served this wine at dinner in the hotel on the recent French weekend.Chinon is an AOC created in 1937,although wine production in the areas goes back centuries for mainly red and rose wines made from the cabernet franc grape,known in the area as 'petit breton'[the rare white chinon being made from chenin blanc ] from around the town of t... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Claire Suddath’s May 22 Bloomberg Business story reads like an-old school crime novel, and rightly so: “A Pinot Noir”, the story is titled.  Suddath provided the reader with an overview of the most recent rash of wine thievery in which wines from Burgundy and Bordeaux have been the bounty and famous restaurants have been the befuddled.  “In the ... Read More

    From the article Stealing the Limelight: Bloomberg Explores Recent High-Profile Wine Heists


  • Not much wine talk this weekend, so sharing a few thoughts on the subject.A friend of mine recently said "there's only two days in a year I don't drink coffee", and I've also noticed that I'm pretty much drinking a cup every morning, sometimes iced tea with lunch. For a little while, I even got in to ordering a french press while out for breakfa... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Coffee & Tea


  • Sorry to be morbid, but what’s your ‘death bed’ wine; the last glass you’ll taste in this life? Mine’s Puligny-Montrachet, the famous but expensive white Burgundian. The big price tag is no hassle if it’s your final pleasure but on a Wednesday evening? Yep, that may be a problem! “But is it possible to buy good value White Burgundy?”, a friend a... Read More

    From the article There is Value in White Burgundy


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