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Snooth User: micklosky

C. Micklosky

Posted by micklosky, Oct 16, 2009.

Hello all,
I am a wine lover and new member. I have enjoyed the articles I have been getting from Snooth. Fun crowd. I am learning quite a bit as well. When it comes to enjoying wine, I am very partial to Italian wines, as I lived there for awhile studying Fresco Painting. I have recently married my love of wine and art by starting a small company, Bucks County Wine Cellars. We are makers of custom cellars, tasting rooms, and wine storage systems.
Anyway, I just thought I would introduce myself.


Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Oct 16, 2009.

Hi Charles,

Welcome to Snooth!

Bucks county as in PA?

Where in Italy did you live and when?

Reply by micklosky, Oct 17, 2009.

Hi Gregory,
Thank you.
Yes, our shop is in Bucks County, PA. I have two partners, and that is where the physical work takes place. I am located in Brooklyn. I am the designer in the group. As far as Italy, I was living in Toscana, in Prato, and in Florence. The "school" was located in the mountains outside Prato at the villa of one of Italy's first conservators, Leonetto Tintori. While there, I had the opportunity to enjoy wines of all classes, from home-press, to the more expensive (thankfully in 96' there was still the Lira!), most of which were consumed at "Le Volpe", which was my favorite haunt in Florence, where I would let Riccardo Comparini take over and pair whatever he felt like that was there at the time. I can safely say his judgment was life-altering....I can still remember one particular Sangiovese from the producer "Gualdo del Re", which I have since discovered is now imported by Dancing Bear in NY. I also spent some time in Ravenna, in the north, studying the art of Byzantine Mosaics. in 98'.

Reply by dmcker, Oct 17, 2009.

Sounds like your time in Italy was more than merely interesting, miclosky. Does your company have a website?

Reply by dmcker, Oct 17, 2009.

Forgot to mention that I've also enjoyed Le Volpe, if you're talking about the winebar in Florence, though I only went on a couple of occasions. Always meant to ask the staff whether the name was meant to be 'fox' or 'bitch', though I suppose the lack of definition makes it more interesting...

Reply by Jimmy Cocktail, Oct 17, 2009.

Wow, nice bio. If only my time with wine had been half as entertaining. I'm working hard to make up for it though. I look forward to hearing your takes on Italian wines as it is an area that I have yet to really explore.

Reply by Philip James, Oct 17, 2009.

Charles - very interesting. Welcome to the site.

Reply by Gonzalita, Oct 17, 2009.

Ciao Charles, am quite new myself, but I do hear that about combining wine and arts, and what better place to do it in than la bella Italia. Am looking forward to hear more about your recommendations regarding Italian wine. Ci sentiamo!

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Oct 18, 2009.

Funny, My cousin worked on the doors of the Cathedral of Ravenna several years ago doing forensic paint analysis for the renovation of the facade.

I've enjoyed a few glasses myself at le Volpe.

Well I hope we might be able to lure you up to NYC sometime to join in a Snooth dinner party!

Reply by micklosky, Oct 19, 2009.

Hello All,
Thank you for the Welcome.

The Bucks County Wine Cellars site is under construction and will be online soon. (couple o weeks)

Yes, Le Volpe is as memorable as all the art that surrounds it. It's nice to know some others found it. I always loved it's location as well. Relaxing.

As far as wine goes, I just had a wonderful 05' Pratesi Carmignano and an 01' Badia Chianti.

Gregory, that's kind of coincidental- that is how I met my Fiance. She does paint analysis and conservation. She's working on the Rockefeller Center murals now.
We Would love to come to a Snooth Dinner Party sometime.

Can't wait to hear about this upcoming Carmignano Tasting!

Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Oct 19, 2009.

I'm lloking forward to meeting you. We have the dinner this Sunday but beyond that I am thinking of a first weekend in December fete for Snooth and Company!

perhaps you'll have the time to join us then.

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