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  • Or was it yesterday? This just came up as a memory on my facebook feed today. A great Snooth memory. On the far left with white/grey/dark beard is Greg dal Piaz, Foxall to his right, EMark to Fox's right, myself, and James Hall from Patz & Hall. Fox's wife is the lady sort of facing the camera, while the rest you can't see but it's Anne Moses? o... Read More

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  • Here for business, but finding the time to work in some wine escapades. Last year I met several Chicago wine people at a Burgundy tasting, and earlier this year some more at La Paulee. So on short notice I decided to let them all know I was coming to town, and luckily I got a good tip on an excellent restaurant near my hotel, Nico Osteria. Have ... Read More

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  • I found your site when I was searching for information on the Arcadian Winery of the Finger Lakes. The reason, you ask?  I opened a bottle of pinot noir from this very estate for guests at a dinner party at our home, not realizing it was the only such bottle that my boyfriend owned, and that the winery no longer existed.  The wine was enjoyed by... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Looking to Redeem Myself


  • We knew that New York’s Finger Lakes wines were good, but fit for the Pope? Apparently so.  New York’s famed wine region has taken its notoriety to another level this past week when it was announced that wines from the verdant region were the tipple of choice for Pope Francis’ visit to New York City this past weekend.  O-Neh-Da Vineyard is the l... Read More

    From the article Papal Pour: Finger Lakes Wine Procures Prestigious Placement for Pope's NY Visit


  • I can't remember the last time I saw a restaurant somm with a tastevin. Except on a cruise ship.  As recently as 2011 I saw tastevins around the necks of somms orbiting around the restaurants and dining rooms on a Princess cruise.  I have been on multiple Princess cruises since then, and, not only are the tastevins gone, but the somms are gone a... Read More

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  • So D - the function is an interesting topic. In fact, it could be an interesting article to write, were one so inclined - the changes in wine appreciation over the past forty years. I enjoy reading wine books from the 1970s and earlier just to see what people were focused on at those times.So the tastevin obviously isn't a great way to smell win... Read More

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  • If unlike Vino's the silver is polished, then the tastevin will provide better view of the wine's hues under low light circumstances then murky old glass, Greg. Any light in the environment will flash off the silver.How many times have you viewed or participated in spills from those old 'coup' sparkling glasses? Only good for those pyramid winef... Read More

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  • Greg, would sometimes see them into the '80s, too, even in cellars but more commonly around the neck of somms at places like Maxim's or others in the context you refer to. By the gaslight reference in my earlier post I was talking about the last of their true working functionality, as opposed to their use as a fashion accessory for the entitled ... Read More

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  • So D - do you remember going to restaurants and seeing the somm with one of these around his or her neck? I do. Back in the late 1970s I would go to various restaurants with my girlfriend of the day. We were kids and each week we'd pick one of the "best" restaurants in the city to go to, but we went to one in particular very often. At that place... Read More

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  • Tastevins served their place back in the days before electricity, when winemakers and cellarmasters could use a thief or other to rob from the barrel and place into the shallow silver cup, and the professional eye could judge what needed to be judged by the reflection of fire-based light off the silver through the small amount of wine. Then tast... Read More

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