Wednesday, February 17, 2010

TEdwards FRENCH WINE TASTING : TOM BYRNES SHINES, ONCE AGAIN by Philip S. Kampe

RECENTLY, I had the opportunity to taste TEdward's 'French Wine Portfolio'.

TEdwards, located in New York, was founded by Tom Byrnes, owner and a part time French resident. Since Tom lives in Southern France much of the year, the anticipation to sample his findings was obvious.

The tasting took place at a hip TriBeca restaurant, Lacanda Verde.

The stage was set and the sampling began.

The portfolio consisted of Sancerre, Chablis, Cuvee, Pouilly Fume, St. Emillion, Cahors, Margaux, Macon, Pinot Noir, Saint Veran and Puligny Montrachet, just to mention a few.

I sampled the wines with several wine buyers and concluded that there are many approachable and affordable wines in the TEdwards French Portfolio.

The FOLLOWING WINES Are WORTH PURCHASING at YOUR LOCAL WINE MERCHANT:

VALUE WINES (under $20)

Domaine Serge LaLoue 'SANCERRE 2008'
Roger et Didier Riambult 'SANCERRE 2008'
Philippe Raimbult 'POUILLY FUME MOSAIQUE 2008
Chateau du Bohnoste 'BORDEAUX BLANC 2009'
Chateau Lamartine 'CAHORS 2006'
ETS Thunevin 'BORDEAUX ROUGE 2006'
ETS Thunevin 'COTES du ROUSILLON VILLAGE 2006'
La Ferme St. Pierre 'COTE de VENTROUX 2008
Domaine Roger Perrin ' COTES du RHONE CUVEE PRESTIGE BLANC'

The are Many Other WINES to consider at Higher Price Points, but. still a VALUE:

Domaine du Murinais 'CROZES HERMITAGE BLANC 2009'
Domaine du Murinais 'CROZES HERMITAGE VIEILLES VIGNES 2007'
Domaine la Suffrene 'BANDOL BLANC 2009'
ETS Thunevin 'CH. BEL AIR OUY SAINT EMILLION GRAND CRU 2000'
Domaine Daniel Dampt ' CHABLIS AC 2008'
Domaine Henri Delagrange et Fils 'PULIGNY MONTRACHET 2008'
Domaine Henri Delagrange et Fils 'HAUTES COTES de BEAUME ROUGE 2008'

I would APPRECIATE responses from you regarding the wines I have suggested.
If you have tried any, please e-mail me philip.kampe@thewinehub.com and let me know..

TEdwards KNOWS FRENCH WINES!
VIVA la FRANCE!!

++ As a note, many of the Wines are scheduled to arrive in April++

PHILIP S. KAMPE
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