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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

On 12:10 PM by The Bloggers @ 67 Wine   No comments
Hi all,
I spent my Monday night this week hanging out at a favorite wine bar in NYC. The Ten Bells is New York's foremost "natural" wine bar. They have a great selection of organic, natural, honest wines to drink and a nice almost European ambiance. I was invited by two wine bloggers who came into town to hang out, eat, drink, and be tourists for a few days. My friend David McDuff, and Joe Manekin were both in town at the same time, and I wanted to gossip, talk wine, and check out what it would be like to drink with these writers.

As I arrived we opened some Muscadet from Pepiere in Magnum. The cuvee we drank is called Gran Moutons, and is stunning mineral and delicious wine. Mineral with notes of lemon and salinity. This was the perfect offset to meeting Joe and David. We talked about large wine tastings, the health of the wine industry, how to make sourdough bread (Joe's girlfriend is a professional baker!). After a bit, Pamela Govindi, and Chrisotpher Desor arrived as well. The conversation turned to other things- our love lives, traveling in Northern Washington state and more! Though we don't have the Gran Moutons, we do usually carry the Pepiere in regular bottles.

Another wine was selected- the Pithos, from Cos. We carry two wines from Cos, a Frapatto and a Nero D'Avola. The Pithos, however is a Cerasuolo di Vittoria. This bottling is a blend of the two native Sicilian grapes, Nero D'Avola, and Frapatto . . however it is fermented and aged in a terracotta amphora! Great red that was very smooth and had some nice notes of cherry and earth. Delicious wines, and a great time hanging out with some very cool people who write well, drink well and know how to have a good time!
Thanks for reading
Ben
10/06/10



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