July 3, 2014
April 21, 2014
Our little secret is out!
January 21, 2014
"What was the happiest moment of your life?"
"Well, it’s not now."
HA! This guy needs some wine!
January 3, 2014
SNOW DAY! Dandelion Wine will be OPEN until 11pm for all your wine-drinking needs… and here’s some tips from the pros on how to spend your day… (all of these things pair well with a bottle or 2.)
I love nothing more than to cook on a snowy day! Here’s some good ideas from the Times… COOKING FOR THE STORM (NYTimes)
While your soup is simmering, and before it gets dark, head outdoors for some fun! Work up that appetite! YOUR 5 BOROUGH GUIDE ON WHERE TO GO SLEDDING (Gothamist)
And of course, there’s no better time to catch up on some movie-watching than a snowy night… 15 WONDERFUL NEW NETFLIX ADDITIONS TO WATCH WHEN STUCK INSIDE (BuzzFeed)
See you on Franklin Street! XO
December 8, 2013
October 26, 2013
Special Saturday Night Wine Tasting 7-10 PM: KABAJ
Please join us tonight, 7-10 pm, for an incredibly special tasting with Jean-Michel Morel, the winemaker at Slovenian winery Kabaj. Meg was fortunate enough to enjoy these wines with Jean-Michel and his daughter over lunch last week and learn a little about the region of Goriška Brda and its rich history. We’re excited to give you an opportunity to do the same! These unique and spectacular wines and the man behind them are not to be missed. All Kabaj bottles will be sold for 10% discount during this special event.
"Long prized for its vibrant character and uncanny ability to age, ‘Ravan’ is the house name for the local variety formerly known as Tocai Friulano. Grapes were hand harvested in late September, de-stemmed, fermented with wild yeast in large oak vats, and then transferred to mostly used French barrique for malolactic fermentation. After 12 months on the lees the wine was bottled unfiltered. For those who like Northeastern Italian whites, this will push you comfortably out of your comfort zone. The 2010 vintage lends a certain “grapey” honesty coupled with fresh herbs and tangy citrus. Pairs well with cured salty flavors and spring vegetables." $25
"Along with the rest of the Bordeaux varieties, Merlot has existed in Brda for over 200 years and resides on the steepest and most exposed portions of the vineyards Belo, Grbunovo, Neblo-Vh and Jez. With an average vine age of 40 years, grapes are hand harvested in early October, quickly transported to the winery, de-stemmed, and placed into concrete vats. After spontaneous primary fermentation and a minimum of 21 days of maceration, the wine is then transferred to neutral French barrique for malolactic fermentation and 24 months of aging. Compact, intensely mineral and savory, it unites this ideal site with the spirit of a Grand Chateau. The Kabaj family also ferments turnips with the grape skins from their Merlot before adding them to a traditional pork and bean soup called "Jota"." $45
October 17, 2013
Join us tonight for a spectacular selection of wine from
Fall is in full-swing, so we thought we would have James pour some seriously tasty wines that are not only delicious, but holiday-worthy. I know it might seem early, but Thanksgiving is only 5 weeks away…
2012 Gruner Veltliner
Gruner Veltliner doesn’t just come in liter bottles and it isn’t just for summer my friends. Hager’s Gruner will surely prove that to you. He began to create his own style of Gruner at the age of 19. A rounder, more elegant style than you might be used to. Notes of banana and pineapple, but only as an undercurrent of clean minerals and of course, bright acidity. $22
2011 Barbera d’Alba
I had the good fortune of visiting this estate a couple of Octobers ago and I have very fond memories of tasting vintage Barbarescos here, indisputably one of the best sites of any of the villages in Barbaresco. You will see how tasting Barbera out of a site typically reserved for Barolo or Barbaresco (nebbiolo) can be jaw dropping… One of the most elegant Barberas I have tasted ever. Bright red fruits and wild herbs, with a body and freshness to die for. A real treat. $19
Brut Premier Cru
And last, but certainly not least, the biggest treat of all… CHAMPAGNE DOYARD. I believe that Champagne is the perfect drink. In every way. Nothing beats it. For those of you who don’t agree, you haven’t had enough Champagne in your life… so now is your chance to taste some pretty fantastic stuff. Doyard is 100% Chardonnay made all in wood from start to finish. The juice sits on its lees for 5-7 years! What does this all mean? A richness and complexity unparalleled. This wine is a tremendous value at $48.
October 11, 2013
Saturday and Sunday is the 11th Annual openhousenewyork® Weekend - giving you access to hundreds of sites, talks, tours, performances and family activities in all five boroughs. OHNY let’s you in to private residences and landmarks and takes you on hard hat tours of the City’s extraordinary architecture. It’s a celebration of the Big Apple! Swing by Dandelion Wine by ferry, foot, bike, bus, or train after your day of sight-seeing for some wine-drinking… cuz Dandy loves you!
October 10, 2013
Here at Dandelion, we are always saying how lucky we are to live and work in this great city for its vast variety of wines to choose from… New York City is arguably the best market in the world for wine drinkers. Eric Asimov writes his picks for the 12 best restaurants in NYC for wine. Bon Appetit!