What defines great wine? And where does it come from? The consensus is still out. What we do know is that last week we hosted some of the most interesting wine writers, suppliers, importers, oenophiles, fans, and accomplices in our back room - and those were just the guests. Discussion was lively, insightful, and (dare I say?) a little rambunctious. But our all-star panel of Clark Smith, Abe Schoener, Joe Campanale, and Geoffroy Ducroux, deftly handled questions and spun tales while ringmaster Ray Isle managed the verbal jousting match with an experienced hand.
Afterwards the party moved to the front of the store for a little more talking and a lot more tasting. Clark and a couple of other guests had brought a couple of their absolute favorite off-the-wall wines including a Lehigh Valley Grüner Veltliner, a Tannat from Texas, and even a couple made from wild Maine blueberries! It was an incredible evening and we’d like to thank everyone who attended, you all helped make it a rousing success.
And the staff at Appellation