Restaurateurs at the forefront of wine preservation technology can attest to the system’s financial merits. Wine savvy guests, who are more apt to try something new, know what to look for in a strong by-the-glass program. Once they are confident that their wine is being served at its peak freshness, they are coming back, building relationships with servers and getting bolder in their tastes.
Get ready to pop open those ‘70s cabernets—it’s the 40th Anniversary of the Judgement of Paris. On May 24, 1976 Napa wine came of age and beat Bordeaux’s best. And the diverse gang that made it happen still makes waves in the wine world.
Today’s wine savvy guests are looking to be enticed. They are drinking better wine at home where they have control of the quality, and know the great importance of correct serving temperatures as well as the importance of freshness and control of oxidation. They are looking to restaurants, now more than ever, for that added value – that component of luxury – that is most difficult to recreate.
[Editor's Note: Enjoy our four-part series on wine preservation systems, by-the-glass programs, and how it may impact your business.]
Not so long ago, Americans purchased Chile’s “fighting varietals” for everyday home consumption. But when it came to dining out, Chilean wines were thought of as déclassé—restaurant hosts wouldn’t think of listing them. Today, restaurant beverage managers stock the best wines from Chile because they know that for quality and value at all wine list price points, the current crop of Chilean wines are winners. Chile’s superpremium Cabernets and “super-Chilean” Bordeaux blends are world-class, the best of the whites are crisp and complex, and the country offers a splendid, one-of-a-kind wine—Carmenère. My, how times have changed.
Proud Cypriots claim that their culture is the oldest in the world, boasting archeological evidence of human existence as early as 12,000 years ago. For them the practice of sourcing products locally is not a trend but a long-standing culinary tradition.
Today with the prevalence of social media, every single guest who walks into your restaurant should be considered a restaurant critic that will judge all aspects of their experience, from the food and service to the atmosphere of the restaurant. Worrying about the specialty menu or cocktail pairings can no longer be the main concern for restaurant owners. Instead, the entire dining experience should be carefully analyzed from the moment visitors walk in the door to the second they leave.
New York, NY. May 16, 2016 – USA Trade Tasting 2017 will be held at The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City on May 16-17. All registration forms and relevant exhibitor information can be found online on the www.usatradetasting.com website.
Jammy and rich, with notes of boysenberry, cassis, bay laurel and cigar box. Medium-full bodied, complex and layered, with perfectly structured tannins and a long, flavorful finish. This is a top-tier wine: elegant, delicious and age-worthy. Decant for drinking now.
Big aromas of ripe red and black summer berries, black cherry, cassis, clove, and black tea, over spicy oak and gamey notes. Rich and round on the mouth, with luscious black plum, sweet berry, currant, and bittersweet chocolate, over leather and earthy notes. Full and smooth finish of soft tannins and peppery spice. Great wine.
Fresh and lively, with aromas of summer berries, nectarine, and touches of floral and spice. Clean, crisp palate, featuring strawberry, white peach, and notes of citrus and minerals. Pleasant, easy finish.
Aromas of fresh grapefruit, kiwi, white peach, melon, and briney minerals. Lively on the palate, showing Meyer lemon, lime, green apple, and cut grass flavors. Good acidity and minerals on the finish. Great with seafood.
Ripe aromas of black cherry, red currant, and plum, over earthy notes and a touch of spice. Soft on the palate, with dark cherry, black summer berries, and baking spice. Easy tannins on the balanced finish.da Vinci
Plum and black cherry dominate the nose, with clove, star anise, and earthy notes. Round and silky on the palate, showing mature red and black fruit flavors, over notes of sandalwood and light smoke. Extended finish with a peppery end.
Enticing floral aromas of rich black summer berries, dark plum, blueberry, dried cherry and wild herbs, over spicy cedar and earthy mineral notes. Lush palate of black cherry, cooked plum, cassis, espresso, dried tobacco, dark chocolate, and a touch of earth and spicy oak. Rich and smooth finish, with silky tannins and peppery spice. Wonderful wine
Round and rich, with aromas of dark cherry, plum, and currant jam, with spicy oak and a touch of vanilla. Soft on the palate, with blackberry, Bing cherry, and cassis, over notes of earthy minerals and eucalyptus. Silky tannins on the lingering finish.
Rich aromas of black and red berries, dark plum, and cassis, over notes of baking spice and cedar. Full-flavored, with blackberry, dried currant, cooked plum, vanilla, and spice. Balance finish of smooth tannins and toasted oak. Very nice wine.
Aromas of sweet apple, pear, white peach, and bright citrus, with pineapple, guava, and a note of minerals. Creamy on the palate, offering apple, pear, lemon, and vanilla cream. Clean and fresh with a zesty finish. Great house pour.
Round and rich, with aromas of black cherry, blackberry, plum, and currant jam, over spicy oak, chocolate, and coffee. Ripe palate of dark fruit, cassis, cigar box, baking spice, and earthy minerals, with a note of eucalyptus. Silky tannins on the lingering finish. Good by-the-glass choice.
Subtle aromas of fresh red berries, watermelon, and rose hips, with just a touch of spice. Refreshingly bright on the palate, offering pomegranate and strawberry flavors, with great acidity and mineral notes on the end. Delicious.
Ripe pear, cantaloupe, mango, and Meyer lemon aromas, over notes of toast and warm oak. Beautifully balanced on the palate, offering fresh white peach, apricot, pear, and crème brûlée flavors, with hints of spice and minerals. Refreshing finish, with lemon, limestone, and yeasty notes on the end. A delicious wine.
Abundant aromas of black cherry, blackberry, cassis, and baking spice, over warm toasted oak, chocolate, and peppery mineral notes. Rich and juicy on the palate, showing black and red fruit compote, licorice, and baking spice, with a touch of vanilla caramel and earthy notes. Smooth tannins on the rich fruit and spice finish. Luscious.
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Opens with wonderful berry, dark cherry, and herbal aromas, with distinct floral and cedar notes. Ripe and rich red and black summer berries on the palate, over cassis, pomegranate, peppery spice, and subtle vanilla oak. A touch of spicy licorice on the long, fruity finish.
Stone fruit, pineapple, and citrus aromas open to touches of vanilla, sweet oak, and toast. Bright on the palate, with balanced flavors of sweet apple, white peach, and melon, over spicy minerals and citrus. Clean, balanced finish with lingering fruit and good acidity. Great structure
Mature black and red fruit, spicy cedar, licorice, and toasty vanilla aromas. Round and full on the palate, with blackberry, black cherry, cassis, desert spice, and smoky oak flavors. Smooth tannins on the balanced finish. Good value.
Aromas of pear, peach, apricot, and grapefruit, with light toasted oak and minerals. Balanced on the palate, showing Golden Delicious apple, pear, and fresh lemon flavors. Refreshing citrus finish, ending with briny mineral notes. Good value.
Rich, with lush aromas of cooked apple, apricot, Meyer lemon, toasted almonds, and vanilla crème, with light toasted oak. Crisp and refreshing on the palate, with Macintosh apple, yellow peach, fresh pear and lemon, over touches of peppery spice and minerals. Balanced acidity on the citrus and limestone finish. Very well crafted.
Bright and fresh, with aromas of ripe berries, pomegranate, and orange zest, over light spicy notes. Fruity and crisp on the palate, showing flavors of fresh strawberry, watermelon, citrus and minerals. Clean finish with balanced acidity on the end. Great food wine.