As a prelude to a more in-depth look at the London International Wine Fair, on behalf of Wine Equals Friends, I’d like to present The New York Bus Tasting. On Monday May 20, leading members of the UK wine trade joined Kareem Massoud of Paumanok Vineyards, Bob Madill of Sheldrake Point & Red Newt Cellars and the Wine Equals Friends team to taste through some of New York State’s best wines. Attendees included Steven Spurrier (Decanter), Stephen Brook (Decanter, World of Fine Wine), Emily O’Hare (Head Sommelier, The River Café, London), Gerard Basset OBE, (Decanter Man of the Year 2013, Best Sommelier in the World 2010, MS, MW,  WMbA), Mikael Jonsson (Hedone Restaurant, 1 Michelin Star, 70th Best Restaurant in the World), Erin Smith (Harpers Wine & Spirits Magazine), and Patrick Schmitt, (The Drinks Business). We poured the wines in five flights. Flight 1: Chardonnay Channing Daughters Brick Kiln Chardonnay, 2011 Wölffer Estate Perle Chardonnay, 2008 The Lenz…