Previous Years

2015-2016 Year 

October 7, 2015 Topic: Cider: Next Big Trend. Speaker: Carlo DeVito and Daniel Pucci, Cider Director at restaurant Wassail Member Sponsors: Carlo DeVito and Alan Wax

December 2, 2015 Topic: Champagne Brut NV. Speaker: Ed McCarthy Member Sponsor: Ed McCarthy

2016 January 26, 2016 (Tuesday) Topic: Four Bordeaux: Prieure Lichine, Malescot Saint Exupéry and Phelan Segur and Siran. Speakers: Ch Phelan Segur–Veronique Dauss, Ch Prieure Lichine–Lisse Latrille, Ch Malescot Saint Exupery–Jean-Luc Zuger, Ch Siran – Edouard Miliahe

April 6, 2016 Wines of Sicily. Member Sponsors: Charles Scicolone and Tom Maresca

May 11, 2016 Topic: The Original Grand Crus of Burgundy: Finding the Secret Gems. Speaker and Member Sponsor: Charles Curtis MW

June 21, 2016 12:15-1:30pm. Annual Business Meeting – Only members may attend.

2013-2014 Year

October 2, 2013: David Rosengarten’s Ten Wine Categories and Their Food Pairings, Speaker: David Rosengarten
November 6, 2013: Fake Wines: Status of Wine Forgeries, Speakers: Bill Edgerton, Peter Hellman and Charles Curtis
December 4, 2013: Prestige Cuvée Champagne, Speaker: Ed McCarthy
January 20, 2014: Bordeaux: Ch. La Fleur Petrus, Ch. La Conseillante and Ch. Canon, Speakers: Edouard Moueix, owner of La Fleur Petrus, John Kolasa, Managing Director of Chateau Canon, Jean-Michel LaPorte, Director of La Conseillante
March 5, 2014: Napa & Sonoma Mountain Wineries Wines from Smith Madrone, Jericho Canyon Vineyard, Castello di Amorosa, Wise Acre Vineyard, Summit Lake Vineyards, Vinoce Vineyards, Cimarossa, Mt. Veeder Winery, Philip Togni Vineyard and Laurel Glen Vineyards.  Speakers: Stu Smith of Smith Madrone, Nicholas Bleecher of Jericho Canyon Vineyard and Peter Sichel for Laurel Glen.
May 7, 2014: South African Wines Wines from some of South Africa’s prestige wineries including Jardin, Rust en Vrede, Hamilton Russell,  Three Foxes, Neil Ellis and others. Speaker: Pascal Schildt
June 9, 2014: Annual Dinner atCafé Evergreen
June 17, 2014: Annual Business Meeting

2012-2013 Year

October 3 – Table Wines of Portugal’s Douro River Valley.  Speakers: Jeff Ghi, distributor for Quevedo in NYC, and Pedro Lopes Viera, sales manager for Esporao in America.
November 7 – Wine Auctions. Speakers: Jeff Zacharia of Zachy’s and Ian McFadden of Crush.
December 5 – Rose Champagne. Speaker: Ed McCarthy.
January 21 – Bordeaux: Chateaus Leoville Barton/Langoa Barton and Beychevelle. Speakers: Lilian Barton Sartorius of Chateau Leoville Barton and Phillipe Blanc, Managing Director of Chateau Beychevelle.
March 6 – Wines of Montefalco. Speakers: Marco Caprai of Arnaldo Caprai winery, Peter Heilborn of Tenuta Bellafonte and Guido Guardigli of Perticaia.
April 3 – Wines of Rioja. Speaker: Ana Fabiano, Vibrant Rioja.
May 1 – Bastianich Family wines, Valter Scarbolo and Gradiscutta from Friuli. Speakers: Daniela Spagliardi, who works with Valter Scarbolo at the winery in Friuli and Victoria Stark from Dark Star, the importer for the Bastianich wines.
June 3 – Annual Dinner at SD26.
June 18 – Annual Business Meeting.

2011-2012 Year

October 5 – Closures: Cork vs. Alternatives. Reprise of the tasting done 4 years ago. Speaker: Michel Laroche of Domaine Laroche
October 19 – Château Clerc-Milon, Château Lynch-Bages, Château Pontet-Canet, Château Mouton Rothschild Speakers: Jean-Michel Cazes, Alfred Tesseron, and Philippe Dhalluin or Hervé Berland
November 2 – Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc Speaker: John Gilman
December 7- Blanc de Blancs Champagne. Speaker: Ed McCarthy
January 25 – Bordeaux: Chateaux Issan, Rauzan Segla and Canon
March  8- Nebbiolos of Northern Piedmont. Speakers: Cinzia Travaglini and Morgan Rich
April 4 – Wines of the Northern Rhône. Speaker: Roger Bohmrich, MW
May 2 – Madeira. Speaker: Mannie Berk
June 5 – Annual Hall of Fame Dinner
July 10 – Annual Business Meeting

2009-2010 Year

October 7- St. Emilion – two dozen wines; speaker Olivier Nouoet, President Adams French Vineyards
November 4 – The wines of the Bastianich Family. Speaker will be Joe Bastianich and Lidia will attend. The winemaker from Friuli may also be present.
December 2 – Vintage Champagne with Ed McCarthy.
January 22 – Bordeaux: Domaine de Chevalier and Ch. Haut Bailly will present veritcals of their wines discussed by principals from the wineries.
February 3 – Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. The US leaders of Wine Australia are putting together a tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon from around Australia, including older vintages.
March 3 – Barolo with Pietro Ratti. Pietro will come to speak to us. He will arrange for wines from each of the main Barolo communes.
April 7: American Rieslings with speaker John Martini of Anthony Road Winery.
May 5: Wines of Taurasi with speaker Maurizio De Rosa of Feudi di San Gregorio.
June 7: Annual Hall of Fame Induction Dinner at the Four Seasons Restaurant.
June 21: Annual Business Meeting.

2008-2009 Year

October 1 – Chenin Blanc in all its Guises: Still, Sparkling and Sweet.  Speaker: Roger Dagorn, MS of Chanterelle.
November 5 – Wines of Puglia. Speaker: Charles Sciccolone
December 3 – Champagne.  Speaker: Ed McCarthy
Jan 7, 2009 –  Cabernet Franc: Long Island, the Loire and Canada. Speaker: Paul Grieco of Hearth and Insieme restaurants and Terroir wine bar and Roman Roth of Wolffer Estate Vineyards on Long Island.
Feb 4 – Amarone. Verticals from three or four producers. Speaker: Sandro Boscaini (Masi).
March 4 – Portuguese Wines: Indigenous Grape Varieties. Speaker: Prof. Michael Weiss of the CIA.
April 1 –  Riesling from Austria. Speaker Steve Miller of Lauber Imports
April 27  – A matched tasting of six vintages and older, library wines from Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande and Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron.
Speakers are: For Baron-Christian Seely, who is in charge of all of AXA-Millésimes properties including Baron. For Comtesse- M. Gildas d’Ollone, Managing Director.
June 14 – Annual Dinner and 2009 Wine Writers’ Hall of Fame Induction. Del Posto restaurant

2007-2008 Year

October 3, 2007 Old Vine Grenache from around the world with speaker Jean-Francois Ey of Ey Vineyards
November 7, 2007 Wines of Aloxe-Corton with speaker Patrick Séré of Dreyfus Ashby
December 12, 2007 Tete de cuvée Champagne with speaker Edward McCarthy
January 9, 2008 Chateauneuf-du-Pape with speaker Terry Robards
February 6, 2008 Pinot Noir — Off the Beaten Path with speaker Andrew Bell, President, American Sommelier Association
March 5, 2008 Vertical tasting of Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling with Frederick Frank
April 2, 2008 Petite Sirah with speaker Kevin Morrisey, winemaker at Stags Leap
May 7, 2008 Charbono with Paul Smith, Owner and Winemaker, OnThEdge Winery
June 11, 2008 A vertical tasting of Chateau Giscours, Chateau Du Tertre and  Chateau Haut Bailly dating back to the 1970s
June 16: Annual Dinner at I Trulli. Includes recognition of our 2007 Hall of Fame inductees, many of whom will be in attendance.
June 23 : Annual Business Meeting.

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