Maison Ilan’s Ray Walker visiting Flatiron Wines & Spirits!

We are absolutely thrilled to be hosting Ray Walker, founder of Burgundy’s renowned Maison Ilan, and the author of the fantastic new book, The Road to Burgundy, this Monday, July 22nd, from 5-7pm at Flatiron Wines & Spirits (929 Broadway). Ray will sign copies (which will be available for sale) and we’ll be tasting wines from some of his favorite producers. This is an incredible and rare opportunity to chat with a great winemaker – who is also one of wine’s most devoted students – about what he drinks, what he does, and how he’s put it all together. As you may know from stories like Eric Asimov's in the New York Times, Ray is an American who, with virtually no winemaking ... Read More »

The Drops of God – learning wine, Japanese style.

Dying to learn about wine but need a teacher that fits in your purse?  Want to know more about Burgundy but need your lessons wrapped in a story of love and sibling rivalry and served with a dollop of Japanese culture?  Then The Drops of God is for you! If you don’t already know it, TDOG is a Japanese comic book (manga) devoted to wine.  On one level it’s a bildungsroman about Shizuku Kanzaki, estranged son of Japan’s greatest wine critic, as he struggles to become the kind of man his father expected him to be (among other things, one of the world’s greatest wine tasters!).  But on another level it’s a reflection on what makes wine so meaningful to so many.  And TDOG does such ... Read More »