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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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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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Late last week, Lot18’s Susana Arce and Kate Robertson brought four wines to a $15 million Manhattan midtown penthouse, and poured them for the potential future homeowners gathered for the filming of the season finale of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing…. [Read more...]

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Last week I had the good fortune to be traveling through Napa and Sonoma, with harvest in full swing. Growers on both sides of the county line are predicting an outstanding year, in terms of quality and quantity alike. The… [Read more...]

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Today Lot18 is offering the first wine ever to be labeled with the Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak AVA – the newly recognized region straddles the Sonoma-Mendocino border in California. An AVA is an American Viticultural Area, as defined by the U.S. federal government – but, let’s be honest, not everything Uncle Sam stamps its seal on is particularly noteworthy. So how big a deal is it for an AVA to be established? [Read more...]

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