Category Archives: Wines

Lot18

CDPs

As in most offices (we can only assume), we tasted a few wines this afternoon. The theme: Southern Rhône. Side by side, we tasted the 95-point RP 2010 Domaine Grand Veneur Châteauneuf Les Origines, the 2010 Paxton AAA McLaren Vale Shiraz Grenache and… [Read more...]

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Audrey Luk

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What does it take to zap one full-sized 750ml bottle of wine into several 50ml mini bottles? I was going to say, “unicorn-operated magic,” but it turns out that the unicorns are unionized and intensely private. In truth, the answer… [Read more...]

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Eric Arnold

Single-glass quartino

It wasn’t long after we sat down at our table that we became convinced that the culinary explanation for the odor was not only poppycock, but that most of the restaurant staff was more fully baked than a loaf of sourdough. Much of this has to do with the quartino (pictured), the small vase-shaped vessel that many a trendy restaurant uses to serve a single glass of wine. But I’ll get there in a second. [Read more...]

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Audrey Luk

“Let’s get a case!” my fiancé exclaimed. This is his highest accolade for any wine. The wine that caused such excitement was an Italian Sauvignon Blanc we drank at Campo di Fiori, an absolute gem of a Roman osteria in… [Read more...]

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Lot18

We recently invited a few Lot18 members to or New York office to taste Kristen Spelletich’s 2008 SPELLwine Cabernet, with the winemaker answering their questions, live, from the ToutSuite studio in Napa. Watch the clip below, then click here to learn more about… [Read more...]

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