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October 2011

What an Experience!
France, Italy, Spain and Germany provided some of the many highlights of the 2011 Wine Spectator New York Wine Experience
Posted: Oct 26, 2011 12:20pm ET

Wine Spectator's 30th Anniversary Wine Experience took place this past weekend. It was quite a whirlwind, with dozens of fantastic wines from the two nights of Grand Tastings and two days of seminars.

I was pleased to get my heavy lifting out of the way early so I could relax and enjoy the remainder of the weekend. With so many outstanding wines on offer, how do you choose a handful that was even more impressive?

Yet, there were nearly a dozen that stood out for me over the weekend. Here they are, in no particular order, from both the Grand Tastings and seminars.


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A Wine Weekend
The New York City Wine & Food Festival dinner at Ai Fiori, and a tribute to master sommelier Roger Dagorn
Posted: Oct 11, 2011 10:20am ET

I recently took part in an eventful weekend for wine lovers here. It was the New York City Wine and Food Festival, organized by Southern Wine & Spirits, from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2. Wine Spectator co-sponsored five dinners around town. I attended the Ai Fiori dinner, where chef Michael White and his team dazzled the 70 hungry attendees with a six-course menu paired with wines chosen by Palm Bay International's VP of fine wine development, Laura DePasquale.

Sunday night, it was downtown to Restaurant Marc Forgione, where Krug Champagne hosted a dinner honoring master sommelier Roger Dagorn for his 40 years of service in the hospitality industry.


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