I'd like to take a quick moment to introduce myself. I've been a wine lover since college, finding it a good way to make arm chair travels through a bottle as each wine communicates its story. Not wanting to get a real job, I've been in the wine business, mostly the auction side, for nearly 15 years, with dabbling in importing and retail.
My professional focus deals mostly with high end Bordeaux and Burgundy with the usual suspects from other regions that reach the secondary market, but my personal passion is Riesling, specifically from the Mosel, so I spend quite a bit of time in Wehlen as well, travelling the Riesling Trail.
That being said, I enjoy trying new wines from everywhere and am always up for a tasting or BYOB dinner.
Justin Christoph New York and Wehlen
- Reply by EMark, May 31, 2012.
I'm very pleased to meet you, Justin. I look forward to learning from you, and look forward to sitting in on conversations between you and other Bordeaux/Burgundy/Mosel afficionados.
- Reply by Anna Savino, May 31, 2012.
Welcome! Can't wait to hear about your tastings!
- Reply by dmcker, Jun 2, 2012.
Welcome to Snooth, Justin! Any interesting stories lately about those "high-end Bordeaux and Burgundy"?
NYC and Wehlen, eh? Would be particularly interested to hear your recommendations and any anecdotes and tasting notes about what you consider the most interesting wines of the Mosel. I always enjoy receiving the Chambers Street Wine mailings because it's somehow comforting to know that at least one merchant in the U.S. makes an effort to regularly procure and provide great bottles from there with bottle age on them. Do you have any dealings with them? Today their offer hits both locales you straddle, with a '71 J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Goldkap Auslese, along with other even more interesting bottles... ;-)
- Reply by Justin Christoph, Jun 4, 2012.
Well, you know what they say about wine cellars, they come in one size; too small!
Yes, Chambers Street is a great shop, that old German Riesling offer certainly sold quickly.