Wine(s) of the Week – Two reds for Spring/Summer

IDLEWRIGHT OPULENT RED 2013

A red blend from Idlewright in Napa Valley, CA is a moderately priced rich red with notes of black cherry fruit, oak,cocoa and spices, nicely balanced, earthy and with hints of smokiness. Moderately priced (low teens), it also has hints of cranberry, minerality and a long finish. The wine is 14.5 percent ABV and has received 94 points and a platinum medal and has a suggested retail price of $24.98.

FAT bastard  PINOT NOIR 2016

From the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France comes this enjoyable red with fruity notes of strawberry and wild raspberry from the foothills of the Massif Central  near Pézenas and Narbonne. It is a deep cherry red  with light tannins and a smooth, lengthy finish made of 100 percent Pinot Noir and comes from Thierry Boudinaud who,  partnered with Guy Anderson, a British colleague to offer this wine they describe as “generous and elegant with a fruity finish.”

Imported by Winebow Inc. in New York, the wine has a smooth long finish and is 12.5 percent ABV.

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What’s new in retail leasing and lending in NYC – Seminar coming up in May

NEW YORK – Faith Hope Consolo, chairman of Douglas Elliman Retail Leasing Marketing and Sales Division, will be the keynote speaker on May 17th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at a panel discussion of What’s Happening in the Retail Leasing and Lending Market at 4 Times Square. Panelists include Leland Bunch, head of Securization/Capital Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Darren Gluck, head of B-Piece Acquisitions, Silverpeak Argentic, Jonathan Schultz, founder and managing principal, Onyx Equities, LLC and Frances Zujkowski, counsel, White and Williams LLP. Moderator will be Steven Coury, partner, White and Williams LLP. The panel discussion begins at 6 p.m. with the keynote and runs through 7:30 when there will be a networking reception. Price is $85 for members/$170 for non-members.

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What’s new in retail leasing and lending in NYC

 

NEW YORK – Faith Hope Consolo, chairman of Douglas Elliman Retail Leasing Marketing and Sales Division, will be the keynote speaker on May 17th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at a panel discussion of What’s Happening in the Retail Leasing and Lending Market at 4 Times Square. Panelists include Leland Bunch, head of Securization/Capital Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Darren Gluck, head of B-Piece Acquisitions, Silverpeak Argentic, Jonathan Schultz, founder and managing principal, Onyx Equities, LLC and Frances Zujkowski, counsel, White and Williams LLP. Moderator will be Steven Coury, partner, White and Williams LLP. The panel discussion begins at 6 p.m. with the keynote and runs through 7:30 when there will be a networking reception. Price is $85 for members/$170 for non-members.

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Sodexo honored for diversity programs reducing barriers for women

GAITHERSBURG, MD – Sodexo was named to the annual list of America’s Top Corporation for Women’s Business Enterprises, the 18th such listing of honoring corporations that reduce barriers and drive growth for women-owned businesses.

Magnolia Bakery offers Boston Marathon cupcakes

BOSTON – Magnolia Bakery’s new store in Faneuil Hall Marketplace here will offer advance ordering from Saturday, April 14 until Monday, April 16 for special Boston Marathon cupcakes, available in chocolate or vanilla with vanilla buttercream for $5.50 apiece to celebrate the annual event. Advance orders can also be placed by calling 1.855.MBAKERY or 617.904.1100

Wine(s) of the Week – Domaine Paul Buisse Touraine Sauvignon 2016

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Alongside the Loire Valley rivers is the vineyard of this lovely white wine on hillsides of clay and limestone. The wine, acclaimed by critics as one of the region’s finest, is pale yellow with tints of green and is 100 percent Sauvignon Blanc. Round and full, it offers hints of white blossoms and exotic fruits. Serve with Loire Valley goat cheese, shellfish, seafood and salads, says Cape Classics. It is 12.5 percent ABV. www.paul-buisse.com

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Wine(s) of the Week – Domaine Paul Buisse Touraine Sauvignon 2016

Alongside the Loire Valley rivers is the vineyard of this lovely white wine on hillsides of clay and limestone. The wine, acclaimed by critics as one of the region’s finest, is pale yellow with tints of green and is 100 percent Sauvignon Blanc. Round and full, it offers hints of white blossoms and exotic fruits. Serve with Loire Valley goat cheese, shellfish, seafood and salads, says Cape Classics. It is 12.5 percent ABV. www.paul-buisse.com

Wine(s) of the Week- Syrah-Grenache & Pinot Noir

Les Hauts de Janeil Syrah-Grenache 2015

This charming Syrah-Grenache from the Languedoc-Roussilon region of France delivers spicy hints of cinnamon and vanilla along with black cherry. The winemaker, Francois Lorton, represents his family’s fifth generation in winemaking since 1897. The Mas Janeil vineyards comprise 59 acres in Maury in the Roussilon region on the Meriterranean coast. The Rhone red blend offers notes of black fruit and  licorice with strong tannins. It’s 80 percent Syrah and 20 percent Grenache, with 13.5 percent ABV. Spicy, peppery and elegant, it’s imported by Cape Classics.

B – Black Bream Pinot Noir, 2015

B Vintners Black Bream Pinot Noir comes from Walker Bay on South Africa’s Cape of Good Hope. The name, bream,  comes from that of the country’s national fish, the galleon, found in inaccessible shallow areas of the coastline.  It’s made by cousins Bruwer Raats and Gavin Bruwer Slabbert and reflects its red and black fruit along with hints, its makers note, of crushed oyster shells which deliver a “distinctive saline character.” The wine celebrates its heritage and terroir – soils rich in limestone – and is aged for 12 to 14 months in old French oak barrels.

Both of these wines offer value to both restaurateurs’ wine lists and diners who select them. We love wine and wine by the glass lists that offer wines that aren’t “the usual suspects”! Exploration makes for an educational and often, delicious outcome.