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Free Friday Tasting- Austrian Varietals

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Free Friday Tastings Continue- Austrian Varietals with Winemonger 3/18/16, 5-7pm


We’re excited to welcome back Winemonger, a top importer of Austrian wines. Come taste great new Rieslings and Gruners for Spring – there’s nothing better after sunshine and gardening. If you have enjoyed Umathum Rosé or Rosi Schuster Blaufrankish, this is for you. Cheese and small bites, too.

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2014 Featured Chablis

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2014 in Chablis was something special. Talented producers made superb, classic juice; so here are a few favorites that truly exemplify this special vintage:
 
Savary Chablis Vieilles Vignes 2014 Olivier and Francine have been making wine in Chablis since 1984, but in 1990, the legendary Jean Marie Raveneau introduced Olivier to US importer, Kermit Lynch Savary’s is a pure, terroirdriven style; and in 2014, they made outstanding, focused, classic Chablis. Coming from 35 year old vines grown on Kimmeridgian limestone, the wine offers a classic saline nose, coupled with bright orchard fruits, subtle honeycomb; and an elegant mouth-feel that exudes both grace and power due to time on-fine lees. $30
 
Moreau Naudet Chablis 2014 Stéphane Moreau may be very young but he’s already been making wine for more than a decade and that he possesses a gifted touch is evident to anyone who has had the pleasure of tasting his wines. . . . I find Moreau to be one of the most exciting young growers in Chablis and his wines are well worth the trouble to get to know if you haven’t yet tried them.” Allen Meadows of Burghound. We couldnt agree more! To put it simply, if youre a fan of mineral laden, racy Chablis, then expect to fall in love with the wines of Moreau Naudet. Moreover, Stéphane has an admirer in Vincent Dauvissat, and when you taste even his entrylevel wine, youll see why. Expect a hightoned wine, that has both cut and clarity, coupled with a texture that adds a dynamic, harmonious balance. Lastly, Moreau Naudet practices biodynamic viticulture, but you drink a classically styled Chablis. $31
 
Pattes Loup Chablis 2014 Again, we have another intrepid newcomer in Thomas Pico. Thomas began making wine in 2005, in the village of Courgis, just outside of Chablis, under the wing of the venerable Alice and Olivier de Moor. He then inherited 2.4 hectares of his familys estate, which he swiftly converted to organic viticulture and began reducing yields. The hard work paid off, and Thomas wines began garnering acclaim from the most discerning Chablis fans. His style is racy, crisp, and quite elegant. Additionally, his overall articulation of vineyardtobottle is some of the most impressive work that weve seen from a young Chablisienne. $37
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Paolo Bea

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Hudson Wine Merchants is excited to offer an array of bottlings and vintages by legendary Umbrian producer, Paolo Bea. These wines go quickly, so do let us know if you are interested or have any questions! 518.828.6411 , email orders@hudsonwinemerchants.com , or use the Ask Michael Feature on our site:

2010 San Valentino

2005 & 6 Rosso de Veo

2005,6,8,9 Piperello

2008 & 9 Pagliaro

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Zalto Denk Art: Hand Blown Stemware

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I’m not much of a stemware geek – glasses break- but these will definitely be my holiday gift to myself (unless Marianne stops making shrubs and reads this!). Zalto stemware is used at the French Laundry, Per Se, Eleven Madison Park, Bouley and Le Bernadin. Jancis Robinson: “What I love is that Zalto glasses are the thinnest and most delicate glasses I have come across, yet seem springy and almost elastic in the hand. The Zaltos were originally Venetian, but the glasses are made in northern Austria and over the border in the Czech Republic. Best of all, the manufacturers say they are best washed in a regular dishwasher…”

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“Now Here Then” Book Signing

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We are pleased to present a book signing for “Now Here Then” by Huger Foote. Join us on Saturday, November 14th from 5-7pm in the 3rd Floor Gallery above Hudson Wine Merchants.

The photographs in this book were taken all over the world, and later archived, stored, and then finally unpacked and furiously edited over a period of several years in a breathless, hopeful search for great images. Compiled in this book for the first time, and appearing as if from a series of dreams, they reveal the narrative of a life unfolding. A pool party in Memphis…women wrestling in a chair, one in a leather skirt…time moving slowly in Dar es Salaam…a vase of flowers on a desk distressed almost to the point of abstraction….a watery jungle in London’s Hyde Park.

Work prints were created for editing purposes, which were stacked and grouped together, pored over, shuffled, piled, boxed, put away and pulled out again and again. Some prints were inadvertently damaged during this process — they were stained, torn, sometimes even scorched. This final, furious editing phase gave the prints a unique “patina”, and added artifacts to the images themselves, and was an intense, and serendipitous, last stage of creation for the work, just as important to finishing the images as their original subject matter, composition, color, and light.

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