NWF 2014!! Today begins the 2014 Nantucket Wine Festival.  As always, we are terribly excited for the opening champagne toast and the events to come, such as seminars with Eric Asimov, wine critic for the NY Times, and  Ihsan Gurdal of Formaggio Kitchen in Boston & NYC.  The Harbor Gala is 4 hours of food […]

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Most people look to food, art & architecture for insight into a culture when they travel.  I also like to get out into the suburbs to see how the middle class live and possibly pop into a shopping center or mall.  In France, LeClerc is a lot of fun–a Home Depot and Walmart Superstore rolled […]

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On the left bank, the chateaux are big, the vineyards are big and the wines are big.  On the right bank, many properties, especially in Pomerol and Saint-Emilion, are darn-near Burgundian in comparison, eg 10-20 hectare vs 100.  If I had to pick just one spot in Bordeaux to visit, I would vote for charming […]

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It was an epic blur.  The 16th annual Nantucket Wine Festival began on Wednesday, May 16 with a Veuve Clicquot champagne reception on the deck of the White Elephant hotel on Nantucket Harbor, and persisted day and evening through the Grand tasting on Sunday afternoon.  As wonderful as the festival is each year, it is […]

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currentVintage was featured in two articles in Nantucket’s Inquirer & Mirror this week (05/17/12 Nantucket Wine Festival issue). Under the heading “Celebrating the Fruit of the Vine”,  one article was an interview by Assistant Editor Josh Balling on how to host a stellar wine tasting at home.  The second was an article by food & […]

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In October 2011, I was invited to Champagne by Veuve Clicquot, along with 3 champagne-o-phile friends from Nantucket.  As I mentioned in my previous post, we did not waste a minute from the moment our chauffered car arrived…Day 1 was sightseeing and tastings with grower champagnes Pierre Peters and Rene Geoffroy;  Day 2 was a […]

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First quarter 2012 has been off to an epic eating, drinking and traveling start…Nantucket, Napa, Sonoma, San Francisco, Carmel, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica/LA, NYC, Boston, Charlotte & Beyond! Here are few snaps of some of my favorite currentVintage experiences YTD…Actually, this was just January! Salut et Bon Appetit!

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A long-time island friend and favorite winemaker, our selection of Burgundies would not be complete without offering something from the only American who now owns parcels in the Grand Cru Batard-Montrachet!  All of his wines are fermented by indigenous yeasts, racked only once and bottled by gravity without filtration.  According to Alex, ‘the superb 2009 […]

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Wine and cheese pairing…is it art?  Perhaps, but it’s not that hard to create.  You are basically seeking a balance of salt and sweet.  Some are intuitive, some more cerebral, but all should bring great tastebud joy that you will want to replicate time and time again.  We start with artisanal cheeses À Point (at […]

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The 15th annual Nantucket Wine Festival has wrapped and the clinking of glassware subsided.  It was 5 wowza days of learning and meeting while having the most fun possible.   Most folks have now boarded a plane or boat to carry them home, while we business owners are working overtime to ready ourselves for Memorial […]

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