Posts Written OnAugust 20, 2008

2008 New York Wine & Food Classic Winners

Boy, Bedell Cellars is having a good week. Their unreleased 2006 Musee won "Best Red Wine" at the 2008 New York Wine & Food Classic this week. Swedish Hill Winery was also named "Winery of the Year" for 2008, partly the result of their 2007 Vidal Blanc winning the Governor’s Cup as the best wine overall, beating out 774 other wines. The full list of class and category winners is below. Each class winner was eligible to win the Best of Category when the wines were re-tasted. Best of Class Awards Best Native Sparkling Wine: Swedish Hill Winery NV Spumante…

Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards Complete B*llshit?

Rather than repeat what you can already see over at Vinography, I’ll just point you to Alder’s post, which points to the article itself and further details on the author’s blog. Can just about any restaurant (real or fake apparently) win a Wine Spectator Restaurant Award, regardless of the wines on its list? It would appear so. If it’s all true, look for Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards in your local TGI Friday’s and McDonald’s soon.

Twitter Taste Live on Thursday

As the founder of Wine Blogging Wednesday, I’m familiar with how much fun virtual wine tastings can be. But what Bin Ends is doing with its Twitter Tastings takes it all one step further… and I’m happy to be participating in tomorrow’s event. Tomorrow, August 19 at 7 p.m. Bin Ends is hosting the second Twitter Taste Live event.  The special guest will be Etienne Hugel of Hugel et Fils, who be joining us live on Twitter from Alsace. My friend Tim Elliot of Winecast will be co-hosting. We will be tasting these wines during the session: 2006 Gentil 2006…