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Trapiche Gran Medalla Malbec 2019
Trapiche Gran Medalla Malbec
Warm weather, steaks on the grill, and Trapiche Gran Medalla Malbec 2019 are the perfect combination. This dark purple, big, and bold red made from 100% malbec grapes, with 14.5% alcohol, pairs exceptionally well with grilled steaks and does Mendoza, Argentina proud. Created to celebrate Bodega Trapiche's 125th anniversary, they selected the best grapes from the Uco Valley to commemorate their heritage for their Medalla wines. Cheers!
Wine and Food Pairing at MADE Hudson Valley Spring 2022 at City Winery
Edward Nesta - Cheers from City Winery Hudson Valley - photo by Luxury Experience
We spent a perfect Sunday afternoon at City Winery experiencing MADE Hudson Valley Spring 2022 presented by edible Hudson Valley + City Winery Hudson Valley in Montgomery, New York. Our day began with a VIP Wine Tasting and Food Pairing, followed by a private wine cellar tour, sampling delectable products from the curated artisan vendors, and listening to live music.
Malbec World Day by Wines of Argentina in New York 2022
Argentina Malbec World - 2022 - dancers - photo by Luxury Experience
The Argentine consulate and Wines of Argentina hosted Malbec World Day 2022 in New York with more than 40 wines presented to celebrate the most renowned and revered of Argentina's wines. It was a magical evening of wine tasting, traditional Argentine dancing, and learning more about the impressive expressions of Argentina's famed Malbec wine.
Medici Ermete Concerto Organic Reggiano Lambrusco DOC 2020
Medici Ermete Lambrusco Reggiano Concerto_2020
The Medici family-owned winery has been making high-quality Lambrusco wines since 1890 and their Medici Ermete Concerto Organic Reggiano Lambrusco is the world's first single vineyard vintage Lambrusco. Interesting to note is that the Medici family has been farmed sustainably for decades, and their Concerto is now farmed organically. Their Medici Ermete Concerto Organic Reggiano Lambrusco DOC 2020 is a delicious, dry red semi-sparkling wine at natural fermentation that is "green certified" and has achieved 93 points from the Sommelier Journal. Need we say more? Cheers!
Wine Tasting in the Wine Cellar, Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg, NJ, USA
Sommelier Suzanne Wagner - photo by Luxury Experience
We spent a perfect Friday afternoon in the Award-Winning Crystal Springs Wine Cellar taking a Wine Tasting class with Wine Director and Sommelier Suzanne Wagner. As the Wine Director and Sommelier Suzanne Wagner is responsible for the Wine Spectator Grand Award-Winning Wine Cellar which houses an impressive collection of 45,000 bottles of wine with a value of approximately $10 million USD.
Benvenuto Brunello 2022, New York City, USA
Benvenuto Brunello - 2022 New York City - photo by Luxury Experience
Benvenuto Brunello 2022 held in late February 2022 in New York City was a celebration of the "2022 Release of New Vintages" - Brunello di Montalcino 2017, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2016, and Rosso di Montalcino 2020. Fifty-three wineries presented an impressive selection of 156 wines available for tasting. During an informative (and very tasty) 3-hour presentation, we learned more about the nuances of what makes Montalcino such a special wine region.
Chateau de Berne, Romance Rose 2020, Provence, France
Chateau de Berne, Romance Rose 2020Bring on the "romance" with Château de Berne, Romance Rosé 2020, made in Provence, France and imported by the Provence Rosé Group.  This gorgeously presented and elegant rosé has lovely floral, fresh fruit, and berry notes on the nose and palate that whisper "romance" so grab a bottle (or two) and celebrate your perfect romance. Sante!
Inspiration, Chateau de Berne, Cotes de Provence, 2020
Inspiration, Chateau de Berne, Cote de Provence Rose 2020
It's summertime, the perfect time to "drink pink" although this luscious Inspiration, Château de Berne, Côtes de Provence, 2020 made in Provence, France and imported by the Provence Rosé Group, would be lovely at any time of the year. Winemaker Alexis Cornu has created a gorgeous rosé with a rich salmon-rose color with an enticing flavor profile that is perfect to enjoy on its own or to pair with food. 
Hampton Water Rose 2020
Hampton Water Rose 2020
Rosé wines are the perfect Summer wine, and Summer in the Hamptons and the South of France are the makings of dreams, which was the inspiration for the award-winning Hampton Water Rosé 2020 created by Rock Musician Jon Bon Jovi, his son Jesse Bongiovi, and French Winemaker Gérard Bertrand, that deftly captures the essence of both. Hampton Water Rosé is a gorgeous rosé made in the South of France that is perfect to enjoy with friends on a Summer evening or anytime you want to remember Summer. Look for the tall clear glass bottle with a diver on the front and "dive in" and enjoy this delicious wine. "Born in France. Raised in the Hamptons." 
Vento Di Mare Pinot Grigio Organic Wine 2019
Vento Di Mare Pinot Grigio Organic Wine2019
Summer is on its way and our thoughts turn to farmers markets and organic food and wine. Vento Di Mare Pinot Grigio made with organic grapes in Sicily and produced and bottled by Cantine Ermes is perfect to drink on its own, pair with food, or use in cocktail and culinary recipes. The wine has a crisp minerality with pear and citrus notes on the palate, and is only 12.5% alcohol, making it a perfect lighter wine choice for summer. We are getting ready for summer, are you?
Vento Di Mare Nero d’Avola Organic Wine
Vento Di Mare Nero d Avola
We took our taste buds to Sicily with Vento Di Mare Nero d'Avola certified organic wine produced by Cantine Ermes. Spring is here and it is the perfect opportunity to think, drink, and eat healthy, so we decided to try organic wine. Nero d'Avola is an indigenous grape that makes Sicily its home, and the Vento Di Mare Nero d'Avola is a rich, dark red wine with an aromatic nose and layers of flavors on the palate. Saluti! 
Vara Garnacha 2018
Vara Garnacha 2018 - Vara Winery & Distillery
VARA Winery & Distillery located in Albuquerque, New Mexico has a diverse and delectable selection of wines imported from Spain that go beyond the standard offerings. We love their Vara Garnacha 2018, a flavorful blend of Garnacha, Tempranillo, and Syrah grapes that is absolutely delicious. Juicy, fruit forward, currant, cocoa notes, and a slightly spicy finish, this is another great wine to experience. Cheers!
Vara Viura 2018
Vara Viura 2018

Looking to expand your white wine horizons for 2021 and go beyond the usual chardonnay, sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio? We just "discovered" VARA Viura 2018 imported from Spain and bottled by VARA in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is a sumptuously delectable blend of Viura, Muscat of Alexandria, and Albarino grapes. The VARA Viura 2018, Vino Blanco Español, is a dry, crisp white wine with lush green apple, citrus, and mineral notes. With only 13.2% alcohol by volume, it is a nice lower alcohol choice for 2021. Cheers!

Vara Tempranillo 2018 Espanol
Vara Tempranillo Espanol 2018
Winter has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere and with it our desire for bold red wines and hearty culinary recipes. We love the VARA Tempranillo 2018 Español imported from Spain and bottled by VARA in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A delectable blend of tempranillo and garnacha grapes provide the wine with a nice balance of body, structure, and incredible layers of flavors. The Vara Tempranillo 2018 Español is delicious to drink on its own or enjoyed with food. Cheers!
VARA Silverhead Brut Cava
VARA Silverhead Brut Cava
The holidays will soon be knocking at our doors and there is nothing more festive than offering your guests a welcome glass of bubbly, in this case, cava (sparkling wine from Spain) to start the festivities off on an elegant note. We were delighted to "discover" VARA Silverhead Brut, Cava Método Tradicional, which is an elegant and delicious Cava D.O. whether served by itself or used as a complementing component in cocktails. Cheers!
Memorable Kosher Wine Dinner at The Fulton by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, NY, USA
Herzog Wine Cellars - photo by Luxury Experience Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's attractive restaurant, The Fulton by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, located in Manhattan, New York at Pier 17, was the stunning setting for a very special, one-night-only OU Glatt kosher wine dinner celebrating the 30-year collaboration of the Royal Wine Corporation & Edmond de Rothschild Heritage Wines. Hosted by Baroness Ariane de Rothschild & The Hertzog Family, the five-course gastronomic meal was paired with exceptional kosher wines for a memorable evening of fine dining.
Castelgiocondo Brunello 2008
Castelgiocondo Brunello 2008When you enjoy a bottle of the Castelgiocondo Brunello 2008, you are reaping the rewards of the Frescobaldi family's long heritage and tradition of 30 generations making wine since 1300. Newcomers on the Italian vintage block they are not, and their wine reflects the delicate balance of art and nature with each delectable bottle they produce. Salute!
La Gioiosa Et Amorosa Prosecco D.O.C. Treviso
La Gioiosa Et Amorosa Prosecco DOC Treviso Spumante Il FrescoLa Gioiosa Et Amorosa Prosecco D.O.C. Treviso is a reason to celebrate throughout the year with a little bubbly. La Gioiosa Et Amorosa Prosecco D.O.C. is an elegant and delicious brut sparkling wine from Treviso Italy that is made with love, and is perfect as an aperitif as well as in the culinary recipes: Luxury Experience - Scallops with Strawberry Prosecco Orange Jalapeno Chutney and Luxury Experience - Strawberry Prosecco Mousse with Strawberry Prosecco Orange Jalapeno Chutney and Strawberry Prosecco "Soup." Salut!
Malbec World Day in New York
Malbec World Day - Argentina Wines - Malbec Grapes from ArgentinaThe Consul General of Argentina in New York, Ambassador Jose L. Perez-Gabilondo  and Mrs Ines Segarra, Director, Argentina National Institute of Tourism Promotion hosted Malbec World Day at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, which was a spectacular evening of Argentine Malbec tastings, delicious cuisine, and culture that included music, tango, and modern dance performances.
Fisher Vineyards Tasting Supper at Blantyre, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
Blantyre Seared Maine Scallop - Fisher Wine Dinner - photo by Luxury ExperienceThe Dining Room at Blantyre, a Relais & Chateaux 19-room luxury hotel built in 1902 in Lenox, Massachusetts was the elegant setting for a Spring Tasting Supper featuring wines from Fisher Vineyards paired with Grand Chef Christopher Brooks’ culinary creations. Hosted by Ann Fitzpatrick Brown of Blantyre and Juelle Fisher and Fred Fisher of Fisher Vineyards, it was a memorable evening of dining and wine tasting.
The American Ports - Red, White, and Blue
Buckingham Valley Vineyards Forest Cellars Preimum Ruby Port Hip, hip, hurray for the"Red, White, and Blue," the American Ports from CHARBAY® Winery & Distillery, California (Charbay Ruby Port), Buckingham Valley Vineyards, Pennsylvania  (Forest Cellars Premium Ruby Port), DiGrazia Vineyards,  Connecticut (DiGrazia Vineyards White Magnolia Light Port)  and Duck Walk Vineyards, Long Island, New York  (Duck Walk Blueberry Port). A wonderful meal deserves a fabulous finish, and a glass of these Ports served along with the cheese or dessert course will make a memorable finale for your guests.
Beaux Freres Vineyard and Winery Fall Tasting Supper at Blantyre, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
Blantyre - Wine Tasting Dinner - Tuna, Berskshires, Massacusetts, USA - Photo by Luxury Experience It was an elegant and memorable evening of Oregon Pinot Noir wine tasting and gastronomy, at the Beaux Frères Vineyard & Winery Fall Tasting Supper at The Dining Room at Blantyre in Lenox, Massachusetts in the Berkshire Mountains with Winemaster Michael G. Etzel and Relais & Chateaux Master Chef Christopher Brooks.
Harvesting the Grapes at Gouveia Vineyards, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA
Edward Nesta with Gouveia Vineyards Seyval Blanc Grapes - Photo by Luxury Experience It was a perfect late summer day with the sky so blue it was almost surreal, with grapes ripe and golden in the bright sunlight set against the vibrant green leaves. It was harvesting time at Gouveia Vineyards in Wallingford, Connecticut, and the Adventure Kids aka Edward F. Nesta and Debra C. Argen of Luxury Experience, along with other family and friends gathered to bring in the grapes for the new vintage.
Discovering the Bucks County Wine Trail, Pennsylvania, USA

Crossing Vineyards Vines - Bucks County Wine Trail, Pennsylvania - Photo by Luxury ExperienceAs oenophiles, we have traveled the world in search of the grape. We have spent weeks driving through the Burgundy region, have passed many happy hours tasting in the Rhine region, have journeyed great distances to wineries in Switzerland, to the Chianti region, to Sicily, Malta, Cyprus, Canada, and the United States. Sometimes, we forget about the wineries close to home, namely the Bucks County Wine Trail  in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Regione Veneto - Prosecco, Soave, Amarone, and Late Harvest Wines

Regione del VenetoItaly is the No. 1 wine producer in the world and Regione Veneto has emerged as Italy's largest producer of wine. Vino 2009 sponsored a seminar and tasting of a selection of Regione Veneto wines, including the sparkling wine Prosecco, the lush Amarone reds, the beautiful and most popular Italian dry white wine, Soave, and a few other surprises.

Brunello di Montalcino Vintage 2004 - From Italy with Love

Vino 2009 - Veneto - Brunelo di Montalcino Vintage 2004 As part of Vino 2009, which was the first industry convention of Italian wines in America, I had the opportunity to spend a day learning about, and tasting Brunello di Montalcino wines, certainly not a bad way to spend a Tuesday in New York.

Modern Wine Collection on the Auction Block

Chateau Latour 1982 auctioned at Christie's Superlative Modern CellarWine, the elixir of the Gods, ranging from the palest yellow to the deepest burgundy, attracts oenophiles like bees to honey, who covet the bottles. However, when the cellars are too full, or the timing is especially fruitful, the bottles are put on the auction block. Such was the case of the Superlative Modern Cellar auction at Christie's in New York.

Rocca Vineyards 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2004 Syrah

Rocca VineyardsSwirling, nosing, and sipping the 2004 Rocca Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2004 Rocca Syrah reminded me why the world is passionate about Napa Valley wines. Award winning wines from Mary Rocca and winemaker, Celia Welch Masyczek of Rocca Vineyards offer oenophiles a true luxury experience.

Carmenere Tasting Seminar

Carménère Wine from ChileAlthough Chilean wines have attracted their share of attention over recent years, Wines of Chile hosted a  Seminar  on Carménère in New York to focus on this often-overlooked variety.

Domaine Zweifel - The Art of Making Swiss Wine

Domaine Zweifel - The Art of Making Swiss WineTouring the Domaine Zweifel vineyards in Zurich-Höngg, Switzerland with Master Vintner Urs Zweifel, was an informative and very tasty way to spend an afternoon.

Lattenberg Rauschling 2005

Zweifel Lattenberg Rauschling 2005 - Zurich,SwitzerlandDomaine Zweifel puts over 500 years of expertise into their wine, and their Lattenberg Räuschling 2005 is a good example of the Zweifel family's pride in winemaking.

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