Posts Written OnDecember 04, 2012

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The January shipment of the Empire State Cellars Wine Club won’t ship for a few weeks, but — as always — I’m excited to share the selections with you. If you’re not familiar with the club, you can learn more here. “Hello New York” Wines Macari Vineyards 2012 “Early Wine” Chardonnay: In the same vein as Beaujolais Nouveau — but local and far better. This off-dry wine is super crisp with pear, apple and light floral notes. Make sure that you drink it before March to enjoy it at its fresh best Paumanok Vineyards 2010 Festival Red: This blend of merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and just a little bit of petit verdot is one of the great values in New York wine — especially if you’re a cabernet franc fanatic like I am. The 18% cab franc here brings a delicious herbal savoriness. “Getting to Know New York” Wines Shaw Vineyards 2008…