We’ve got one wine power couple — and who doesn’t want to be a part of that? — who shares their favorite experiences about the 2011 International Wine Conference, which was held in Portugal, here — http://www.iwinetc.com/news/grantourismo-power-couple-to-reveal-essence-soul-of-wine-tourism-in-italy/. The 2012 conference, which we’re unbelievably excited about attending, will be held in Italy and we’ll be blogging from it daily, sharing every little detail. Plan on it!!!
Acker Merrall & Condit made its first foray into Chicago and walked away happy wine merchants. It’s first-ever wine auction, held Oct. 22 at the Trump Hotel, grossed a healthy $3.55 million with 92% of the lots sold.
Among the lots sold:
* Three magnums 2002 Romanee Conti (lot 298, sold for $67,100);
* Six magnums 1990 La Tache (lot 304, sold for $67,100);
* An assortment of DRC 2000 (lot 236, sold for $26,840);
* A full case of 1962 La Romanee by Leroy (lot 430, sold for $26,840);
* A full case of 1982 Chateau Latour (lot 204, sold for $24,400).
Not surprisingly, John Kapon, Acker Merrall’s chief exectuive, said he loves Chicago. “The response we received today is strong validation of the fact that Chicago is one of the great wine centers in the world.”
Miami Wine Fair
Thaddeus will be blogging from the Miami International Wine Fair this weekend. The decade-old fair is open to the trade only and boasts of being the “leading” wine trade sow in the U.S. Indeed, it is huge: more than 1,800 wines from 20 countries. This will be the seventh edition of the Florida International Wine Challenge, with winners announced Saturday night.
Jordan is not only a great winery but also a great restaurant attached to the winery. 2009 Nineyards Chardonny was a very good wine with serious notes of buttersctch, vanilla and oak, but a well blance wine that finished lovely. The 2006 Cobbler Hill, is a bordeaux blend I thought was outstanding it was a drak cherry fruit with hints of tobacco black currant with the oak well intergrated to make a beautiful complex wine. The other reason to go to Jordan Winery is for the food ‘WOW ‘what a great restaurant at a world class winery hats off to chef George Jardine, and don’t forget to visit the cheese room for an incredibile expericence.