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Sunday, April 1, 2012

EASTER WINE RECOMMENDATIONS from a Brooklyn Retailer by Philip S. Kampe

DEBBIE SUMMER and JAN McGILL are the Brains behind Brooklyn's 'Chic' Wine Shop, FERMENTED GRAPES.

Voted as the Best Wine Shop in 'PROSPECT HEIGHTS' by the READER'S CHOICE 2012 Awards, FERMENTED GRAPES lives up to it's hype as 'MY BEST BROOKLYN'S' WINE SHRINE. In essence, FERMENTED GRAPES, located at 651 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn (718) 230-3216, is a must wine shop to visit.

Throughout the years, I have always noticed how diligent JAN and DEBBIE have been at the hundreds of wine tastings scattered throughout Manhattan that we attend. Together, they taste thousands of wines, re-taste the wines they like together and decide TOGETHER which wines are best for their customers and their shop.

Discussing which wines to purchase for their shop,the conversation always moves to PRICE and QUALITY. That formula has led to SUCCESS for their shop and a true LOYALTY based customer following.

These are the EASTER WINES they suggest for 2012:

WINE RECOMMENDATIONS from DEBBIE and JAN for LEG of LAMB:

2009 Chateau BILLEROUD Saint Emiilion ($18.99)
2008 Le Clos De CAVEAU VACQUERYAS Fruit Sauvage ($18.99)
2006 Brooklyn OENOLOGY Merlot ($19.99)
2007 Pedralonga Tinto CAINO DO UMIA ($21.99)
2006/2007 Forstreiter ST. LAURENT RESERVE ($22.99)
2008 Fattoria CARPINETA FONTALPINO MONTAPERTO ($22.99)
2009 Alvaro PALACIOS Camines Del Priorat ($23.99)

WINES RECOMMENDATIONS FROM JAN and DEBBIE for HAM WITH a SWEET GLAZE:

2009 Weingut SUMMERER Riesling Urgestein ($17.99)
2010 KOZLOVIC Malvasia ($18.99)
2009 MOUNT EDEN Chardonnay Wolff Vineyard ($22.99)
2007 MARCEL DEISS Pinot Gris ($24.99)
2010 LA BATTAGLIOLA Lambrusco Grasparossa Di Castelvetro ($16.99)
2008 Heitz GRIGNOLINO ($17.99)
2009 Edmunds ST. JOHN BONE JOLLY ($18.99)
2007 RONCHI Di CIALLA Rosso ($22.99)

WINES for BOTH:

2006 TSELEPOS NEMEA ($18.99)
2009 Dashe Grenache LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES ($26.99)
2008 OTTIN Pinot Noir ($28.99)

PHILIP S. KAMPE
philip.kampe@thewinehub.com
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