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Posted by Demelza Reveley, Jun 9, 2016.

Hello all 

I am Demelza.

I feel great to be a part of this forum. 


Reply by dmcker, Jun 9, 2016.

Welcome, Demelza. What kind of wine do you like to drink?

Reply by EMark, Jun 9, 2016.

Welcome to the Snooth Forum, Demelza.  We are pleased to have you joining us.  As DM requests, can you tell us a bit about what kinds of wine you enjoy?

Reply by rckr1951, Jun 9, 2016.

Being from NY your exposure to wine availability but be extensive - what's your favorite grape or wine style?  Welcome aboard and share your experiences and thoughts.

Reply by Demelza Reveley, Jun 24, 2016.


Thank you all for the warm welcome.

I like white wine Macon Blanc. I do not experiment a lot, would you please tell me which one is best in your opinion.

Reply by GregT, Jun 24, 2016.

Hi Demelza.  That wine of course is Chardonnay, so you can find other Chardonnay from around the region. Some of it will have specific names, like Pouilly-Fuisse, which is a smaller spot within the region, but it's just going to be Chardonnay.

Obviously California makes wines from Chardonnay, as does pretty much every other region on earth, but they're not all alike. You might want to look at something from New Zealand for example.

Lots of whites will be kind of similar to what you like, although again, they won't be exactly the same. But you can look at say, Albarino from Spain, or Assyrtiko, which comes from Santorini off Greece, or some Italian grapes like Fiano or Arneis.

Those aren't necessarily easy to find in some places but if you're in New York, you're OK. If you're in NYC, try a few places like Astor Wines, Chambers Street, Flatiron or Uva. They'll help you out.

Reply by rckr1951, Jun 24, 2016.

DEMZELA - I personally like the Joseph Drouhin Macon-Villages offering and as GregT stated above a good Pouilly-Fuisse by Louis Jadot is a great option - that is my cellar also.

Do like unoaked chardonnay or stainless?  What pleases your palate?

One other place in NYC to try is Sherry-Lehmann.

Also GregT is right is another aspect - experiment a little - Vino Verde, Albarino and the the like are great jumping off points and relatively inexpensive starting points.



Reply by GregT, Jun 25, 2016.

Yes there's Sherry Lehmann and a lot of other places, but for someone new, walking into Sherry Lehmann is a little intimidating. The staff isn't as helpful as they might be and the layout isn't particularly friendly unless you know what you're looking for. Actually, one of the friendliest places would be Frankly Wines, around the corner from Chambers Street Wines. Ask for Christy Frank, the owner, who is one of the friendliest people in the wine business.

If the OP comes back and lets us know exactly where she is, I can help with some more specific places, at least in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.

Reply by dmcker, Jun 25, 2016.

Sherry Lehmann's also pretty pricey. I used them years ago but haven't for some time now. Another alternative is Morrell's at Rockefeller Center. Advantage there is our old friend Eric Guido can be onsite. Say that you were directed there from the Snooth Forum. Always good to have friendly, knowledgeable people help you.

Greg, any good shops in Brooklyn?

Reply by Demelza Reveley, Aug 9, 2016.

Someone suggested me to try Margaux. I started searching by typing this name on google. I didn't find much about it but I got that its a name on lolz. If anyone know about this brand, then plz let me know.

Reply by rckr1951, Aug 9, 2016.

Margaux is a wine region in France with various offerings.  The 2013 Giscurs costs about $40 and is available now,  as is the 2012 but it costs $49. both are very good.  what is your price range.

Reply by vin0vin0, Aug 9, 2016.

Let me add my welcome here also Demelza.  As RCKR noted, Margaux is in the Bordeaux region of France that produces mainly red wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and a couple other red grapes.  There is a small amount of white wine produced there, mainly made up of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

Since you're a fan of Macon Blanc, I'd think you would also like Chablis, which is also made from Chardonnay but has its own set of characteristics. You could also look for wines made from Melon de Bourgogne or Bourgogne Blanc.

Happy hunting! Please let us know what you try and what you think about it.

Reply by dmcker, Aug 9, 2016.

Bourgogne blanc is chard. Melon de bourgogne is a whole different grape, more commonly known overseas as Muscadet, and mostly grown in a different part of France close to the mouth of the Loire River. Sharp and crisp and very good with seafood--and still very economical, though not as much as in past years.

Are you drinking red, and why was the Margaux recommended to you? Any idea what you like in that color of wine? And how about the in-between range of rosé/rosado wines?

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