Posts Tagged ‘wine geek’


Here is a quick four minute take on what I think about Turkey Day Wines! Have fun and share the HEL OUT IT with ya friends!


Five Days In Languedoc- Roussillon: Lunch in Narbonne

We took a break from vineyards for lunch in the ancient town of Narbonne, the agreed upon birthplace of French wine culture. Join me as we take a tour of one of the most emmense food markets I have ever seen.

I can’t really explain how wonderful this lunch was. The images must speak for themselves. This wonder of a place is the definition of local food. and the restuarants and bars that populate it are serving up some of the most delicious dishes.

I took the flip cam in with me so as not to freak out the locals a bigger camera (it was their lunchtime) but got some great footage of the scale of Les Halles de Narbonne.

Oh and this one is only about 6mins or so.

Watch. Share. Love. Enjoy!

Five Days In Languedoc- Roussillon: Marc Kreydenweiss

We now head to the eastern most region of The Languedoc-Roussillon by the name of Costieres De Nimes. This is a great story because we have a family that moved from Alsace to This area to make wine. They still make wine in Alsace have always had a dream of making red wines. When they arrived in Southern France they fell in love with the soils and climate and the one hundred year old Carignan vines.

Join me for fifteen minutes as I talk and geek out about biodynamic agriculture and pudding stone with Emmanuelle Kreydenweiss!

A Question Of Vintage

Before we head into Roussillon next week, a friend of mine asked me, via twitter, about vintage. And I got to thinkin, WOW, what a juicy subject. The word brings to mind terroir, climate and DRAMA! What is it about vintage and why is it so important? Is it so important?

The following are one wine geek’s thoughts on the idea of vintage. Let the conversation begin:

A Halloween Public Service Announcement From The East Village Wine Geek

October is probably my favorite month of the year. The weather, the colors, the smell of Autumn. And this my favorite week of October. The week leading up to Halloween!

So I took a break from the Languedoc-Roussillon for this week and made this fun little three minute video about my thoughts on wine and Halloween (couldn’t get the walls to bleed though…sigh…I’ll work on that for next year)

What to bring to a rockin Halloween gala?

Let’s see:

Languedoc-Rousillon Part IV: Minervois, Corbieres & Fitou

If you are just joining us we are traveling the Mediterranean along the southern coast of France. We are exploring a place called the Languedoc-Roussillon.

In Languedoc-Roussillon PART I: A Crash Course History I gave a general history and flavor of the place. It’s importance in the France wine culture, it’s struggle and triumph etc.

In Lannguedoc-Roussillon PART II: Coteaux Du Languedoc I tackled the largest appellation in the world hoping to shed some light on it’s many pockets of awesomenes such as Pic St. Loup and that wonderous little lagoon appellation Picpoul Du Pinet.

In Languedoc-Roussillon Part III: St. Chinian & Faugeres we headed North of Pinet and explored two of my faves in this massive wine region. Faugeres and St. Chinian.

And we are here at Languedoc-Rousillon Part IV: Minervois, Corbieres & Fitou where we round up the awesomeness of Languedoc and ready ourselves for the unique identity of Roussillon. I hope you enjoy!

East Village Wine Geek and the True Wine Connoisseurs

I had the honor and the pleasure of hanging out with Sadat X, Will Tells and Shine On a couple weeks ago. We started at In Vino and finished up at Alphabet City Wine Co. This is some the most fun I have ever had as a wine geek!

If you haven’t checked out their series it is soooo worth a look (True Wine Connoisseurs). These guys love wine and are doing it right. I love the philosophy: Let’s all just enjoy!

Check out the vid:

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