Two quotes are apropos. Some years ago Helmut Dönnhoff issued this little bon mot, which struck me as among the truest things I’ve heard said about wine. “If God were truly just, vintners could make each vintage twice.” And a few years later, Michi Moosbrugger at Schloss Gobelsburg said, (paraphrasing) “I’m less interested in good … Read More
Our January tastings are a great chance to check in on the current releases from our beloved German and Austrian wines as well as new releases from Italy. The winemakers from Terry Theise’s portfolio flocked to Manhattan, and our Italian portfolio opened up a slew of amazing 2010 Brunellos.
No reason to be coy. For Riesling and Grüner Veltliner this is a classic vintage, a serious candidate for Greatness, and the best young crop I’ve tasted since the 1999s. They made me nostalgic, because I was carried back to the days of tasting those 90s vintages, at least the good ones, before everything got … Read More