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Coravin™1,000, a breakthrough in wine technology

More than 2 years ago I was contacted by an industry colleague about a new wine preservation device under development. The description sounded too good to be true, but I trusted the colleague and was sufficiently curious to attend a dinner with the inventor, Greg Lambrecht and his business partner, Josh Makower. A prototype was demonstrated that evening, and over the next 4 months I journeyed from cynic, to skeptic, to the conviction that the device was truly an industry game-changer. As a member of the company’s industry advisory board, it has been a privilege to help bring the Coravin™1,000 to market.


Posted by Madeline Nossiter on 12/19 at 04:12 PM in (0) CommentsPermalink

Tasty Selections from Louis Dressner Flight Night

Here at Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant, we are grateful for importers that push the limits and Louis Dressner is no exception. This past Tuesday it was our pleasure to present a flight of wines from this extraordinary book. This flight featured eight different wines (which is more than usual!); Dressner brought with him four of his all-star producers including Johannes Lochner of Pfalz, Germany, Evelyne de Jessey of the Loire Valley, Frank Peillot from the Savoie, and Francesca Padovani from Tuscany...

This detailed account of this special tasting is from one of our merchants, Kylie-Ayn Kennedy. Click below for the tasting notes.



Posted by Cortney Roudebush on 03/14 at 01:59 PM in (0) CommentsPermalink

Lovely Sparklers from Around the World

It’s no secret that we love sparkling wines. They are festive and appropriate for every holiday. On the evening before Valentine’s Day last week, we started celebrating a day early with five sparkling wines from around the world.

Deena Smith of the Henry Wine Group was on hand to tell us more about the amazing line-up of bubbles featuring Italian Prosecco; Cava Rosé; sparkling Gavi from Piedmont, Italy; and two Champagnes. Here are tasting notes of the sparklers we fell in love with…


Posted by Cortney Roudebush on 02/20 at 01:25 PM in (0) CommentsPermalink

Flight Night wines from Charles Neal Selections

The wines included in the Charles Neal Selections flight took our tastebuds from Switzerland to France. Charles Neal was on hand to describe the nuances of these intriguing wines.


Posted by Cortney Roudebush on 01/17 at 01:02 PM in (0) CommentsPermalink

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