Vinous Live!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Vinous Live!, a new series of virtual tastings and seminars that will be held daily. Vinous was built on the pillars of education, community and independence. Vinous Live! seminars are free for everyone and are designed to bring you insights straight from the brightest minds in wine. We will be mixing up the format to keep things lively and interesting. We hope these conversations bring you a bit of joy during these unprecedented and tumultuous times. Seminars will be streamed live on Zoom and YouTube Live. Please note that times vary from day to day. For the latest news, be sure to follow Vinous on Instagram , Facebook , Twitter and on vinous.com . Join Antonio Galloni in conversation with some of winemaking’s most influential figures. Below is the schedule for the week of April 06 – April 10, 2020. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Monday, April 6, 2020: Luca Currado (Vietti) – Piedmont BYOB 12pm EDT Open your favorite bottle of Barolo or Barbaresco (not necessarily Vietti) and participate in what is sure to be a lively Q&A session with one of Piedmont’s leading growers. Zoom Direct Link | or Webinar ID: 347-846-425 & Password: 146565 | YouTube Live Tuesday, April 7, 2020: Tegan Passalacqua (Sandlands) - 5pm EDT The history of California’s old-vine sites and the re-discovery of California’s heritage varieties are just two of many subjects host Antonio Galloni will explore with guest Tegan Passalacqua in this seminar. Zoom Direct Link | or Webinar ID: 844-821-279 & Password: 146565 | YouTube Live Wednesday, April 8, 2020: Neal Martin (Vinous) - 12pm EDT Host Antonio Galloni and guest Neal Martin will answer all your questions on wine, music and anything else you want to talk about, including the wines they disagree the most on… Zoom Direct Link | or Webinar ID: 269-406-245 & Password: 146565 | YouTube Live Thursday, April 9, 2020: Aldo Sohm (Le Bernardin & Aldo Sohm Wine Bar) - 5pm EDT In this seminar, host Antonio Galloni will have the incredible opportunity to talk with one of the most highly respected Wine Directors in the world and author of the new book, Wine Simple. Zoom Direct Link | or Webinar ID: 960-499-595 & Password: 146565 | YouTube Live Friday, April 10, 2020: Brad Grimes (David Abreu) – Influences & Inspirations 5pm EDT Host Antonio Galloni and guest Brad Grimes will open a few bottles from producers who have inspired them over the years. Champagne, Burgundy, Bordeaux, and, of course, Napa Valley, will all be featured. Zoom Direct Link | or Webinar ID: 620-357-741 & Password: 146565 | YouTube Live ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Upcoming guests include: Whitney & Rob Fisher, Chiara Boschis (E. Pira), Thomas Rivers-Brown (Rivers-Marie), Cathy Corison, Morgan Twain Peterson & Chris Cottrell (Bedrock), Graeme & Alex MacDonald, Saskia de Rothschild (Lafite-Rothschild & L’Évangile), Matt Dees (Jonata & The Hilt), Greg Lambrecht (Coravin), Axel Heinz (Ornellaia & Masseto), Marco & Iano De Grazia (Tenuta delle Terre Nere) and more. Schedule subject to change.

Vietti

Perbacco Langhe Nebbiolo 2016

Isolation Wine 3: This Nebbiolo....Baby Barolo... was fantastic!! I chose this wine over food and toilet paper at the grocery store. Totally worth it. Perfect body, tannic and a pleasing floral nose. Went well with braised beef ravioli in mushroom sauce. — 2 months ago

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Sandlands

San Benito County Mataro 2015

Ripe nose of black berries, cherries, and plum with a hint of leather and smoke. More weight than I expected with vibrant, rounded tannins. Complex with not a hint of jamminess or oiliness. Worked well with comfort roasted chicken and Mac and cheese. Surprisingly dry but juicy...I suspect another few years of life, though pleasant now! — 2 months ago

Eric, Shay and 19 others liked this
Jay Kline

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So cool to see some Sandlands wine with a little bit of age on them. Thanks for sharing your notes!

Abreu Vineyards

Rothwell Hyde Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

My thanks to Bryon Corbett for brining this lesser known wine last night at an amazing speakeasy in Atlanta. An Abreu cuvée with a nice complexity. Decanted for at least an hour certainly helped. It continued to develop in the glass to expose dark berry and coffee. Could still stay in the bottle for many years. — 10 months ago

Hermes, David and 13 others liked this
David L

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One of the very best 2nd out.

Vietti

Lazzarito Barolo Nebbiolo 1999

Drank with Three Meat Pasta dinner from Mondo’s. Still going strong. Bold dark fruit - blackberry, blueberry. Some black pepper. Mild alcohol taste. Medium tannins. Medium/long dry finish. Vietti continues to be one of my favorites. Bought the wine while living in DC ‘03-‘05. Good pandemic quarantine wine. — 2 months ago

Elissa Baker
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Giancarlo, Anthony and 3 others liked this

Sandlands

California Refosco 2017

I think the only other Napa Refosco other than Matthiasson (I wouldn’t take a bullet for this statement). Man, Refosco loves Napa. This has the same wilddarkfruitedferalolivey character with weightless grip. Super delicious. Chant with me...MORE NAPA REFOSCO! — 2 months ago

Chris, Kimberly and 2 others liked this

Abreu Vineyards

Thorevilos Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

This wine, although awesome, was still a baby. I think in another 5-7 years it will merit a three digit score. Everything about this wine was big, fruit, tannins and acid. This is a special wine that will be enjoyed over the next 20+ years. Bravo — a year ago

Mike, Eric and 10 others liked this

Vietti

Castiglione Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Spice, fresh blackberry, and floral notes on the nose. Vanilla, almond, cooked dark cherry, tobacco, cocoa, cinnamon, black tea, savory mushrooms, and jammy black and red fruit on the palate. The finish provides lingering oak, cocoa, and tobacco notes with long acid. High tannins, high acid, and high alcohol. Bring on the lasagna. — 2 months ago

Anthony, Alex and 4 others liked this

Sandlands

Contra Costa County Red Table Wine 2017

Awesome wine. She picked it from the cellar. Blind on open I thought it might be cru Beaujolais. Syrah/Carignane blend. Fills out on the palate some but the middle is just a bit thin. — 3 months ago

Shay, Eric and 13 others liked this

Abreu Vineyards

Madrona Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

Cathy Corison
9.3

Tasting group. My 1st, group 1st. Blind, wondered if it was Italian? Forest floor, very developed. Plum and cassis. Drinking beautifully. — 3 months ago

Alex, Mike and 1 other liked this

Ployez-Jacquemart

Extra Brut Champagne Rosé

Love this linear, focused Rosé. It never disappoints. I love these Extra Bruts. Drank with some pasta and blistered tomatoes and it was a great pairing, but just a great night with parents and social distancing on the porch. I’ll keep going back to this well. — 2 months ago

Judy Williams
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Byron, P and 16 others liked this