May 22, 2013
Something fun to do after our tasting tomorrow!
May 17, 2013
(Lily was thirsty, so she picked two.)
Dandy loves you! Have a beautiful weekend!
May 16, 2013
Primavera! Join us tonight, 6-9 pm, for another awesome Italian tasting with our buddy Ben from Soilair! He’s pouring some delightful spring picks alongside cheese from ED!
Scarbolo Friulano 2011
This sunny, medium-bodied northern Italian white is bright gold in the glass, with a BIG personality. With notes of zesty citrus peel and yellow apples, and a rich, lengthy finish, it’s a great wine to pair with springy pasta dishes- think ramp spaghetti or shrimp scampi. $21
Fontezoppa Ribona 2009
Have you ever even heard of the grape Ribona? We hadn’t, until Ben brought us a bottle from revered Marche producer Fontezoppa. Oh boy, y’all… it’s a treat. Cool sea breezes from the Adriatic blow over the vineyards, endowing the fruit and the resulting wine with a cool minerality and delicate salinity. A refreshing and unique alternative to Muscadet. $25
Pietranera Rosso di Montalcino 2011
Although warmer days bring cravings for whites and roses, we happen to love it all, year round. There are certain days and certain dishes that just call for a good glass (or bottle) of red. Enter: Petranera’s Rosso! This versatile, delicious Sangiovese is great with burgers and pizza alike, as well as spicy tacos or richer fish dishes, and the beautiful label makes it extra worthy of gifting your dinner party hosts or significant other’s parents. $25
May 11, 2013
Hello friends, we have some news: Captain Farwell and crew will be piloting their boat back from Boston starting early morning next Saturday, May 18, to land in Brooklyn. They will have live updates (reception permitting) directly from the boat on their Captain’s Blog. Stay tuned! The Water Table will be home in Brooklyn so soon, we can’t wait!
May 10, 2013
May 9, 2013
Join us tonight, 6-9 pm, for a tasting with our DJ friend Clarke from Rosenthal Wine Merchants, one of our most favorite importers. Rosenthal specializes in wines that really exhibit terroir, the unique places where the grapes are grown. These wines are story-tellers, and you’re transported with every bottle to the fields from which they originated. We’re so excited to share them with you over records from Clarke’s personal collection and cheese from Eastern District!
Commanderie de Peyrassol Rose, Provence 2012
One of our favorites year after year, Peyrassol Rose is just what we want out of a pink wine. A pale-salmon colored blend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah from healthy quarter-century old vines, it’s got a pretty red fruit-flower aroma and vibrant stone fruit and chill minerality on the palate. A trip to Provence in a bottle. $19
Domaine La Manarine, Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2011
100% Grenache lends this cheery Southern Cotes du Rhone red some spice and concentration. After almost two years of maturation, the wine is bottled without filtration, so the pure grape-y Grenache fruit shines through. A versatile food wine that pairs well with burgers of both the meat and veggie variety. $15
May 9, 2013
Lily, our fearless leader, was featured on Daily Worth!
May 8, 2013
Chateau Miraval Rose, Provence 2012, $27
Hollywood’s most beautiful couple has made the most beautiful rose! Somehow balancing superstar status, a big happy family, planning a massive wedding, and public service, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that they also own a working vineyard in Provence… but with the help of the renowned Perrin winemaking family, they’ve released their first vintage of wine! It’s soft, rich with red fruit character, and refreshingly dry on the finish, in the most beautiful package on the shelf. We snagged a couple cases this year, and when they’re gone, they’re gone… and trust us, you don’t want to miss out!
May 3, 2013
STAFF PICKS!!! Pretty reds and fancy whites.
Dandy loves you!
May 3, 2013
“Prospect has all the ambition of some of the city’s best restaurants; the only thing lacking is pretense.” (via Silvia Killingsworth: Prospect in Fort Greene Review : The New Yorker)
DANDELION ALUM STEVE COHEN OPENED A BEAUTIFUL RESTAURANT IN FORT GREENE THAT GOT WRITTEN UP IN THE NEW YORKER THIS WEEK!!!!