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November 18, 2013

THANKSGIVING IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER AND WE CAN’T WAIT!!!!
(via Essential Thanksgiving - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com)

THANKSGIVING IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER AND WE CAN’T WAIT!!!!

(via Essential Thanksgiving - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com)

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!

October 25, 2012

WINE!  Friends!  Fresh Air!  Herbs (dandelion tea)!  Honey!  Olive Oil!  Sleep!
A must read and a great reminder of what’s important in life and what will keep you happy and healthy…for many, many years.

WINE!  Friends!  Fresh Air!  Herbs (dandelion tea)!  Honey!  Olive Oil!  Sleep!

A must read and a great reminder of what’s important in life and what will keep you happy and healthy…for many, many years.

October 22, 2012

Domaine de Montbourgeau L’Étoile 2008
"Another great deal from the Jura, this is largely chardonnay with perhaps a little savagnin thrown in. Nicole Dériaux of Montbourgeau, from the L’Étoile appellation, is one of my favorite Jura producers. Usually I choose her savagnin, made in the sous-voile style, under the veil of a sherry-style yeast, which gives the wines nutty, fino-like flavors. The chardonnay is tangy, dry and persistent. It has the twang of sous-voile, and though less severe than the savagnin, it still suggests the mystery and depth of the best Jura cuvées."
- Eric Asimov, NYTimes, October 22, 2012
A favorite of ours for years… this is the perfect time of year to enjoy this wine.  Pairs beautifully with roasted root vegetables or butternut squash soup… YUM.

Domaine de Montbourgeau L’Étoile 2008

"Another great deal from the Jura, this is largely chardonnay with perhaps a little savagnin thrown in. Nicole Dériaux of Montbourgeau, from the L’Étoile appellation, is one of my favorite Jura producers. Usually I choose her savagnin, made in the sous-voile style, under the veil of a sherry-style yeast, which gives the wines nutty, fino-like flavors. The chardonnay is tangy, dry and persistent. It has the twang of sous-voile, and though less severe than the savagnin, it still suggests the mystery and depth of the best Jura cuvées."

- Eric Asimov, NYTimes, October 22, 2012

A favorite of ours for years… this is the perfect time of year to enjoy this wine.  Pairs beautifully with roasted root vegetables or butternut squash soup… YUM.

October 22, 2012

Bebame El Dorado County Red 2011
"A wonderfully fresh, deliciously gulpable wine from Eldorado County in the Sierra Foothills. It’s made mostly of cabernet franc, with a little gamay noir, and is lively and bright, with an herbal streak woven into the red fruit flavors. It’s low in alcohol, an almost unheard-of 12 percent for California, yet does not sacrifice structure."
-Eric Asimov, NYTimes, October 22, 2012
This was Lily’s Pick last week… she agrees with Eric and called this wine “a new-world revelation”.  A must try for wine lovers…

Bebame El Dorado County Red 2011

"A wonderfully fresh, deliciously gulpable wine from Eldorado County in the Sierra Foothills. It’s made mostly of cabernet franc, with a little gamay noir, and is lively and bright, with an herbal streak woven into the red fruit flavors. It’s low in alcohol, an almost unheard-of 12 percent for California, yet does not sacrifice structure."

-Eric Asimov, NYTimes, October 22, 2012

This was Lily’s Pick last week… she agrees with Eric and called this wine “a new-world revelation”.  A must try for wine lovers…

October 22, 2012

Frontón de Oro Gran Canaria Tinto 2010
"As exotic as Mount Etna may be for growing grapes, the Canary Islands are even more so. This archipelago is a region of Spain, but geologically and geographically it is part of Africa, just 60 miles off the southwest coast of Morocco. Gran Canaria is at the heart of the chain, warm but mountainous. This lovely, fresh red is made largely from the listán negro grape, and is both lively enough to gulp down and complex enough to ponder."
-Eric Asimov, NYTimes, October 22, 2012
We love exotic wines here at Dandy and we have this in stock now!

Frontón de Oro Gran Canaria Tinto 2010

"As exotic as Mount Etna may be for growing grapes, the Canary Islands are even more so. This archipelago is a region of Spain, but geologically and geographically it is part of Africa, just 60 miles off the southwest coast of Morocco. Gran Canaria is at the heart of the chain, warm but mountainous. This lovely, fresh red is made largely from the listán negro grape, and is both lively enough to gulp down and complex enough to ponder."

-Eric Asimov, NYTimes, October 22, 2012

We love exotic wines here at Dandy and we have this in stock now!

October 22, 2012

Domaine Ilarria Irouléguy 2009
"I’m crazy about the wines of Domaine Ilarria from Irouléguy, in the Basque Pyrenees as far southwest in France as you can go. Its rosé is great, and this red, made of tannat, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, is superb. It’s tannic with deep red fruit, spice and iron flavors. Drink now or age, but it’s hard to find, so grab any and all."
-Eric Asimov, NYTimes, October 22, 2012
We’ve got it at Dandy!  Grab away…

Domaine Ilarria Irouléguy 2009

"I’m crazy about the wines of Domaine Ilarria from Irouléguy, in the Basque Pyrenees as far southwest in France as you can go. Its rosé is great, and this red, made of tannat, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, is superb. It’s tannic with deep red fruit, spice and iron flavors. Drink now or age, but it’s hard to find, so grab any and all."

-Eric Asimov, NYTimes, October 22, 2012

We’ve got it at Dandy!  Grab away…

July 26, 2012

Three Dandy wines are featured in this week’s NYT Article!

While we can’t always match the prices of some of the bigger wine stores around, we do have each of these in stock for $22! 

Yum.

May 22, 2012

Eric Asimov advises drinking bright, high- acid reds (like Chianti) or light, fruit forward styles (like Beaujolais) slightly chilled, and gives shout outs to some of our favorite wines in the shop, including a few roses from Provence, “Rose’s spiritual home”: Domaine de Pradeux Bandol Rose (the current vintage of which we’re eagerly waiting the arrival…) and Chateau de Roquefort, as well as the always refreshing Lini Lambrusco.   He also gives a shout-out to our pals at Brooklyn Brewery!  Check out the article- it’s a great reminder that while Summer whites are refreshing and in abundance, you don’t have to limit yourself!


April 13, 2011

One of our beloved Beaujolais wines was written up in the Times today!  Eric Asimov described the 2009 Domaine de Pavillon de Chavannes Cuvee des Ambassades and it’s “Pleasing floral aromas with juicy fruit and mineral flavors.” 
We’ve long been a fan of this beautiful Gamay from the Cote de Brouilly, and are not alone:  It’s been served at French Embassies all over the world.  At only $21, we can all drink like we have diplomatic immunity.

One of our beloved Beaujolais wines was written up in the Times today!  Eric Asimov described the 2009 Domaine de Pavillon de Chavannes Cuvee des Ambassades and it’s “Pleasing floral aromas with juicy fruit and mineral flavors.” 

We’ve long been a fan of this beautiful Gamay from the Cote de Brouilly, and are not alone:  It’s been served at French Embassies all over the world.  At only $21, we can all drink like we have diplomatic immunity.