NY Wine Salon is proud to present a cinematic taste of Portugal. In Brooklyn. Filmmaker Ken Payton, known for his in-depth and incisive blog Reign of Terroir, will screen his documentary film AÇORES: FROM LAVA TO WINE. Ken Payton will be on hand for this one-hour screening, preceded by a reception of sympatico food and wine, provided by both the filmmaker and Esporão. Don’t miss this New York debut of one of wine’s most authentic voices.
Chilean Syrah surprise
Written by Richard Vayda Thursday, 27 October 2011 15:32
Morandé 2003 Syrah, Gran Reserva,
$14 at Puro
Became enamored with this immediately—especially at this price point. Dark brilliant purple, with scents of ripe red young intense berry fruit. Dense mature plum and some chocolate in the mouth, with nicely integrated firm tannins. The wine spends a reported 14 to 18 months in American oak, rounding out the flavors and peppery spice. Great with seared red meats and young hard cheeses—or easy cool-weather drinking.