Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New York Wines Shine at Winebow Tasting in NYC Shows

Yesterday and today were the Winebow Distributors tastings in New York City. Winebow's portfolio of imports and domestic distribution is one of the best in the country. And for anyone who's a fan of wine, few experiences will exceed something like this.
According to Winebow's website, "Winebow’s mission is to be the premier U.S. importer and distributor of an international portfolio of premium quality fine wine, spirits and sake — all with an emphasis on education.At Winebow, we are committed to bringing the best representations of products from global regions to market. As a result, Winebow’s extensive portfolio of premium wines, spirits and sakes from around the world is unsurpassed in terms of quality and selection."

"Headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, Winebow is a thriving business with more than 400 employees, including a sizeable national sales force. Winebow’s continued success has been driven by a winning combination of extremely high quality products and one of the most well educated groups of professionals in the industry. As a testament to our success, Winebow has grown its revenue every year since our founding in 1980 – an uninterrupted 28 year accomplishment."

It was a thrill. I met dozens of winemakers and owners from around the world.

Anthony Truchard from Truchard Vineyards.

Deborah Barnard and her lovely daughter of Barnard Griffin.

Christophe Hedges of Hedges Family Estate.

Tor Kenward from Tor Kenward Family Wines wines.

Another was the breathtakingly beautiful Nadia Zenato of Zenato, whose wines were as lovely as she.

But of course my heart belongs to the east coast. And so I was happy to see several stellar standouts.

The incomparable Peggy Lauber was there representing Wolffer Estates.

The ever friendly and laudable Scott Koster of Millbrook Vineyards.

And one of the great women of New York wine Lisa Hallgren of Ravines Wine Cellars.

All three wineries held their own in a sea of California, Oregon, and Washington state wines, as well as being awash in incredible array of European offerings. It was a fun show, and I was thrilled that these three high quality wines were representing the Empire State. Great job, guys!