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October Wine Events!

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We love the month of October for so many reasons.  There's a nice brisk chill in the air, Sundays are consumed with football and fantastic wine events start popping up all over the city.  Here are two great picks for the month ahead:
James Suckling Great Wines of the Andes
Experience the incredible wine regions of Chili and Argentina right here in New York City at Great Wines of the Andes.  Over 140 wines hand picked by James Suckling with a score of 90 points or higher (two which have the perfect score of 100 points) will be on hand with delicious grape varieties like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Malbec.  This is the perfect opportunity to take Andes exploration to a whole new level. Tickets
Spain's Great Match

Spain's Great Match returns to New York for it's 25th year to celebrate the food and wine of this fantastic country.  Explore their award winning interior design program while some of NYC's top Spanish restaurants pair delightful bites with the 300+ world clas…

Connecticut- Community Table

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Sorry for the lack of posting. Mr. T and I have been in Europe for the last few weeks enjoying an incredible vacation.  As we start to get all of our pictures together and fight the jetlag, here's a fantastic meal we enjoyed at Community Table in Connecticut to close out the summer. 



This gorgeous little spot in focuses on elegant country dining with items like piping hot Parker House Rolls dusted with everything spice and a slab of Ronnybrook Farms butter...



...rich, creamy Peekytoe Crab & Corn Hush Puppy's served with a zippy grilled lemon emulsion...



...and a vibrant Roasted Carrot Hummus sprinkled with pistachio alongside a fresh vegetable crudite. 



There's quite a few meat dishes on the menu like Prime NY Sirloin with baby leeks, Slow Cooked Pork Belly and a juicy Organic Roast Chicken.



But the star of the menu here is definitely the beautiful Grilled Summer Squash served with crispy goat cheese, chanterelles, onion and fresh herbs from the outside garden.



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Wine Time- Chateau Montus Madiran 2012

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Labor Day has come and gone, teachers are back in school and I'm ditching the Rose for some big red wine like this beauty from Southwest France, the Chateau Montus Madiran from 2012.


This powerful wine is made of Tannat grapes, known as some of the healthiest grapes in wine due to their high levels of antioxidants.  The nose exudes aromas of dark cherry and leather, with bold flavors of dark chocolate, cherry, plum and tobacco with just a hint of smoke.  This is a big red wine that still feels elegant with a high acidity and a silky finish.  This wine is quite wonderful right now if you enjoy robust reds but could also be held for another five or ten years to allow the tannins to soften.  Cheers!
Chateau Montus 65700 Castelnau-Riviere-Basse France