Tastings This Week

Sunday Spirits...On a Wednesday!: NY Distilling Company Gin

Sunday Spirits came early this week! Diane Wade of New York Distilling Company will be on hand to pour their marvelous gins, distilled in Brooklyn New York with the stated aim of producing "products and brands of exceeding quality and originality, building on an American cocktail heritage firmly in its second Golden Age." No small feat, but with these two expertly crafted, yet very different styles of gin, we think they're nailing it ... Read More »

Wines of Australia

Located on the Southern edge of the Bendigo region of Australia, the Sutton Grange winery works organically and biodynamically, crafting wines of balance and charm. We'll be tasting their 2010 rouge, a velvety blend of Shiraz, Merlot and Sangiovese, as well as an old-world style Cab-Merlot blend that's just coming into it's prime. Read More »

Sherry and Red Wine for a Rainy Day

Saturday's forecast looks like rain, so stop into Flatiron for a tasting that's sure to brighten your day. We'll start with an excellent Manzanilla from Bodegas Valdespino. From the famous solera known as Misericordia, this "En Rama" bottling has never been fined, filtered or cold stabilized so it's about as close as one can get to tasting directly from cask. Next, a 2008 Barbera from the Trinchero estate in the hamlet of Vianoce in Asti that demonstrates how wonderfully this naturally acidic grape can age. Remaining in Italy but moving east to Alto Adige, we'll taste a delicious example of the indigenous Teroldego. A relative of Syrah, this compelling variety shines in the sub-zone of Campo Rotaliano in the hands of the very talented Elisabetta Foradori. Finally, we'll sample an earthy, soulful red blend from organic vineyards in the Côteaux d'Aix, in Provence that was produced entirely sans soufre! Read More »