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Snooth User: Peternywine


Posted by Peternywine, Sep 21, 2009.

I'm Peter, I joined snooth to keep records of the wines I drink, and to hear critiquing of others. I hope to make some friends everywhere, but mostly on Long Island. It would be nice to meet for some wine. I'm a manager at a restaurant in Massapequa and also a real estate agent.


Reply by Philip James, Sep 24, 2009.

Peter - welcome to the site, we have a very strong NY contingent here (thats where snooth is based). We also have events in the city, if you ever find yourself in the area...

Reply by Peternywine, Sep 24, 2009.

Hey Phillip,
I appreciate your response and invitation. I'm about 45 minutes from the city. I hope to join you soon. Do you have any events on Long Island? If not how can I help? Also, I'm a novice at wine, although I have been in the restaurant industry for 22 years, I need some quick education on wine. What do you suggest I get a grasp on first?

Reply by GregT, Sep 24, 2009.

Like I posted in the other thread, nothing is quick. But Greg puts together tastings at the Snooth office near Macy's downtown, so I'd suggest you come to some of those, particularly if they are tasting Italian wine, or wines that you may be serving.


Reply by Philip James, Sep 24, 2009.

GregT - was about to point you to this thread, but you've found it already.

Peter - we havent done any events on LI yet, but we keep talking about a North Fork tasting...

Learning about the wines on your current wine list would be a good start. So when someone says "i like wines that taste like X" you can steer them in the right direction. Learning about the regions, varietals and how to taste/judge wine will all make it easier to help your customers.

Like Greg says, very few people will want to know the Brix (sugar level) at harvest, but will really want to know which wines go with which food, for example.

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Sep 24, 2009.

Hi Peter and welcome to Snooth.

I'd be happy to include you in our tasting but they are here in NYC. We're having one this sunday3-6 blind tasting then going out for a BYOB dinner afterward if you are free and interested.

For better or force trial and error and experience, two slow processes, are really the best ways to develop an understanding of wine.

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