And from the founder no less.
Our friend Eric G gets some respect on another wine board
- Reply by napagirl68, Feb 28, 2014.
Good for Eric Guido! I love VIP table. Congrats, Eric!
- Reply by JonDerry, Feb 28, 2014.
- Reply by zufrieden, Mar 2, 2014.
Yes, Amarone can always use a little plug or two. It is indeed a special tipple; too bad (or perhaps not) that the general public neither understands the process of its genesis nor its nectar-like qualities.
As for wine berserkers (a term which, as many of you no doubt know) refers to certain shock troops from those cold climes of Scandinavia, I'd probably say that wine is too bulky for those long narrow ocean conveyances of Vikings; better to stick to white lightning.
Good blog from one who knows good grog.
- Reply by Richard Foxall, Mar 3, 2014.
Nice piece, but then I trust EG on many things. One of the palates I peg to for certain wines, and (obviously) Italian in particular, and N. Ital even more so. Also a great source if you need Italian groceries in NY--he'll direct you to the regional food purveyors so you don't fall into the Eataly vortex.
Amarone is tough, because good examples tend to be really expensive. One of my other Italian wine gurus--La Donna at La Cambusa in Stresa--steers people to ripasso Valpolicellas for the same experience. Sadly, the best wines of this genre (or at least the best ones that mere mortals can afford) don't make it much past the border with Switzerland.
Alas, now that GregT is on the West Coast, odds are pretty slight that we repeat our dinner at La Sirene in NYC (all byob resto with terrific food). Maybe I can lure them to the Bay Area for a night of cassoulet at my house, but EG has family and commitments in NYC that might make it hard to travel.
- Reply by GregT, Mar 3, 2014.
Fox - La Sirene isn't BYO any more! A few weeks ago they changed their policy. Too bad. Was one of my faves.