Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Montezuma Pet Nat Marquette 2017 (NY)



Phil Plummer, winemaker for the Martin family of wineries, including Montezuma Winery, in the Finger Lakes, held a virtual tasting tonight, There were a number of good wines, but what stood out was the Montezuma Pet Nat Marquette 2017. Bright and bubbly with aromas of big red raspberry, strawberry, pink grapefruit, and notes of chocolate and mocha. Fresh bright fruit, clean (though a little hazy to the eye) and with enough acidity to make it still seem fresh and delicious three years later, something slightly unheard of for Pet Nat (most of which tend to be drunk immediately upon release). Certainly a nod toward quality of the winemaking. The wine was made in the traditional Methode Ancestrale style and left undisgorged. This was a three year old Pet Nat and was absolutely delicious!!!! Super impressive!! One of his best Pet Nats I tasted this year! Congrats, Phil!






RED NEWT/KELBY RUSSELL EPISODE 12 THE GREAT AMERICAN WINERY STROOPWAFFLE

 

STROOPWAFFLE EPISODE 12: RED NEWT CELLARS/KELBY JAAMES RUSSELL WINES Host Carlo DeVito and wines, beers, and spirits enthusiast Rich Srsich visit the Finger Lakes. Great videos of Kelby Russell, Meagz Goodwin and a cameo by Oz Clarke. And great wines from the Finger Lakes.









WHITE HORSE VINEYARD EPISODE 29 THE GREAT AMERICAN WINERY STROOPWAFFLE

Host Carlo DeVito heads down to the historic Outer Coastal Plain AVA, where they've been growing grapes in the 1820s. Today, there is a whole new drive for quality wine in the region, with more than 32 wineries in the AVA. Today we'll go taste the wines of Seferino Cotzojay, a great young winemaker who's been featured in the Wall Street Journal, at White Horse Winery.  Enjoy!






BELLVIEW WINERY EPISODE 30 THE GREAT AMERICAN WINERY STROOPWAFFLE

Host Carlo DeVito travels to the Outer Coastal Plains, one of the most historic grape growing regions on the east coast, in southern New Jersey, where they've been growing grapes since the Civil War! We'll be in Landisville at Bellview Vineyards, owned by Jim and Nancy Quarella, whose family has been farming this land for more than 100 years. Oh, and I made a new fried - Keith!  Enjoy!


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Jim and Nancy Quarella

Jim and Nancy Quarella


Drinking Companion Keith



TOMASELLO WINERY/PALMARIS EPISODE 31 THE GREAT AMERICAN WINERY STROOPWAFFLE


Host Carlo DeVito drives into the Outer Coastal Plain, one of the largest and oldest grape growing regions on the east coast, to visit Tomasello Winery, in Hammonton, NJ. Tomasello's premiere label, Palmaris (Latin for "prize-worthy") is the reason for the visit. Tomasello is the second oldest winery in NJ, and it's largest, with a whopping 65,000 case production. Brothers Jack and Charlie are the men who over see this winery's new transition, for a company that was established in 1933.

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Thursday, October 01, 2020

DAMA WINES: EPISODE 28 GREAT AMERICAN WINERY STROOPWAFFLE




Host Carlo DeVito travels to downtown Walla Walla , Washington to visit Dama Wines. This small urban tasting room is the home of an all woman owned and operated winery. Founded by Mary Derby and co-owned with Judith Shulamn, Dama Wines is one of the premiere boutique wineries in Washington state. Mary Derby is our special guest, and the wines are intense. Enjoy one of the jewels of Washington state wine.

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Founder Mary Derby and co-owner Judith Shulman