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Rarewineco event, Jan. 29 in NYC: lots and lots of wines, winemakers to meet, and cool posters, too

Posted by dmcker, Jan 6, 2012.

If I were anywhere near New York on the 29th I'd be going to this event. Great wine, interesting winemakers, and lots of old posters, art nouveau or otherwise. Why is it I'd rather have one of them on my wall then a Flash banner ad from the Web?

Price seems like more than a bargain, and the money goes to charity, too....




... Here's your chance to:   


MEET (pictured clockwise from upper right)

and taste with producers like:

Pingus' Peter Sisseck

Burlotto's Fabio Alessandria

Caberlot's Moritz Rogosky

Evening Land's Mark Tarlov

Selvapiana's Federico Giuntini

Champagne Lanson's Enguerrand Baijot

... and John Junguenet representing the

legendary Henri Bonneau.


TASTE old & young vintages from these & other giants:
Jacques Selosse 
Dominique Lafon 
Giuseppe Mascarello 
Domaine Huet 
Philipponnat's Clos des Goisses 
Jean-Philippe Fichet 
Lopez de Heredia
... and, of course, never-before-tasted,

epic Madeiras.   

SEE 400 of the greatest wine and food posters ever created ... to be auctioned off February 12th.   

LVIYOU WILL RECEIVE a FREE COPY of the 144-page auction catalogue, which normally sells for $40. With its 400 color illustrations, it will become the bible for food & wine posters in the future.


And you'll be supporting a worthy cause,
the Food Bank for New York City


 All this for just $75


Space is limited. For reservations please email 

or call us at 800-999-4342.

 The Date: Sunday, January 29th, from 3 to 6 PM

The Venue: The International Poster Center

601 W. 26th Street, New York, N.Y.


... four of the more than 400 posters on display:   

From left: Le Monnier's 'La Chablisienne' (1926); Stall's 'Champagne Perrier' (ca. 1926); Steifel's 'Ferd. Steiner' (ca. 1912); and Mauzan's 'Victor Clicquot Champagne' (1923)


Particulars are believed correct as of January 5, 2012, but are subject to change without notice. We are not responsible for typographical errors. Copyright 2012 The Rare Wine Co.



Reply by JonDerry, Jan 6, 2012.

I skimmed this earlier today, and didn't realize the posters were such a feature of this event...thought they were to promote the tasting!

Funny, I have a lot of bare walls that could use some posters...

Reply by dmcker, Jan 6, 2012.

Even without the posters, those are, in many cases, superb wines. Had wonderful Lopez de Heredia, Fichet, Huet, Philipponnat and Mascarello bottles last year, amongst others in the listing, but not usually multiple vintages, and I'd be surprised if Rarewineco couldn't knock your socks off with their Madeiras. Just about everyone they show pictures for would get my attention. Always good to be able to talk to the winemakers, and it's more than efficient when everyone's in the same place at the same time.

Gotta love the gentler, kinder advertising of a century ago, and font choice, layout, colors, etc. are all a pleasure in those posters compared to what I see every day on this computer screen....

Reply by dmcker, Jan 7, 2012.
Edited Jan 7, 2012

Well it looks like the Rarewineco people are staying a few days longer in NYC before returning to Sonoma. Here's another impressive event that, combined with the one above, makes me seriously consider a visit to NYC in less than a month...



THIS IS ONE wine dinner you'll be talking about for years: more than four decades of profound Barolo, including rare double magnums from the 1980s, from a Langhe legend ... paired with the inspired cuisine of one of only six New York Times four-star restaurants.


And all for the all-inclusive price of $295.


On Wednesday, February 1st, at Del Posto, we will pay homage to one of the Barolo's most distinctive (and perennially great) wines: G.B. Burlotto's Barolo Monvigliero. Joining us will be Fabio Alessandria, Burlotto's brilliant fourth-generation winemaker.

Burlotto Barolo Monvigliero stands out as the one cru Barolo we could always pick out in a blind tasting. Its aromatics are unlike any other Barolo: an intense perfume of Provencal black olive tapenade, cedar and truffle. Its texture is equally distinctive: the closest thing to pure velvet we know in the Langhe.   


The family has been known as the great grower in the Monvigliero cru since the 19th century, when G.B. Burlotto was Barolo's most famous producer. Yet the family has only made a single-cru Barolo from its fruit since 1982. And it's only in the past couple of years that Burlotto's Monvigliero has gotten the critical attention it deserves in the U.S.--despite the fact that this wine has enjoyed a cult following for more than two decades.


Prior to 1982, only one Burlotto Barolo was made, and it was equally legendary, with Monvigliero fruit by far the most important component. The grapes for that wine were crushed by foot and the maceration lasted an astonishing 60 days. Incredibly, the same methods are used to make Barolo Monvigliero today.


On February 1st, we'll be treated to 10 great vintages of Barolo Monvigliero, three vintages of the superb Barolo Cannubi, and two very rare examples of Burlotto Barolo that predate the single-cru wines.


Included will be rare double magnums of 1985 and 1989 Barolo Monvigliero that are coming from Fabio's personal collection.


The planned line-up:*


 Burlotto Barolo 'Monvigliero'   

1985 1989 1995 1996 2001
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

urlotto Barolo
 1964 1967    
Burlotto Barolo 'Cannubi'

2004 2006 2007

The cost of all of this, including a special menu from one of New York's most revered kitchens, is just $295, including wine, tax and gratuity. But space is limited.

For reservations, call The Rare Wine Co. (800) 999-4342 or email us at Payment in full by credit card required to secure.


THE VENUE: Wednesday night, February 1st, 6:30 pm Del Posto 85 10th Avenue  New York, New York Telephone 212.497.8090

Reply by JonDerry, Jan 7, 2012.

You might as well head over ahead of time for the UGC and make a week of it. I won't be able to partake, but of course am highly anticipating the UGC and pre-event here in Los Angeles.

Reply by dmcker, Jan 7, 2012.

Too long doing the current job, I must assume. I saw the acronym 'UGC' and assumed it meant user-generated content.  ;-(

Anyway, the Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux event in NYC is on the 24th (careful, because some of the promo pages centering around the Wally's-sponsored LA event on the 20th wrongly say NYC is on the 25th). Not sure if I'll be able to make it at all even to the two I mention above, and I generally prefer relatively smaller events to the zoos-in-a-big-barn which I assume this one will be, but the list of participants at the UGC shindig covers the bases as well as could be expected, and if the winemakers are there from each, I can definitely point to several I'd like to talk to....

  • Château de Chantegrive
  • Château Bouscaut
  • Château Carbonnieux
  • Domaine de Chevalier
  • Château de Fieuzal
  • Château Haut - Bailly
  • Château Haut - Bergey
  • Château La Louvière
  • Château Larrivet Haut - Brion
  • Château Latour - Martillac
  • Château Malartic - Lagravière
  • Château Olivier
  • Château Pape Clément
  • Château Smith Haut Lafitte
  • Château Beau - Séjour Bécot
  • Château Canon
  • Château Canon La Gaffelière
  • Château Dassault
  • Château - Figeac
  • Clos Fourtet
  • Château Grand Mayne
  • Château La Couspaude
  • Château La Dominique
  • Château La Gaffelière
  • Château Berliquet
  • Château Larcis Ducasse
  • Château Pavie Macquin
  • Château Larmande
  • Château Soutard
  • Château Troplong Mondot
  • Château Beauregard
  • Château Clinet
  • Château Gazin
  • Château La Cabanne
  • Château La Conseillante
  • Château La Pointe
  • Château Petit - Village
  • Château Clarke
  • Château Fonréaud
  • Château Maucaillou
  • Château Poujeaux
  • Château Chasse - Spleen
  • Château de Camensac
  • Château Beaumont
  • Château Belgrave
  • Château Cantemerle
  • Château Citran
  • Château Coufran
  • Château La Lagune
  • Château La Tour Carnet
  • Château Greysac
  • Château La Tour de By
  • Château Brane - Cantenac
  • Château Cantenac Brown
  • Château Desmirail
  • Château du Tertre
  • Château Giscours
  • Château Durfort - Vivens
  • Château Kirwan
  • Château Labégorce
  • Château Lascombes
  • Château Marquis de Terme
  • Château Prieuré - Lichine
  • Château Rauzan - Ségla
  • Château Rauzan - Gassies
  • Château Croizet - Bages
  • Château Ferrière
  • Château Haut - Bages Libéral
  • Château Beychevelle
  • Château Branaire - Ducru
  • Château Gruaud Larose
  • Château Lagrange
  • Château Langoa Barton
  • Château Léoville Barton
  • Château Léoville Poyferré
  • Château Saint - Pierre
  • Château Gloria
  • Château Talbot
  • Château Batailley
  • Château Lynch - Moussas
  • Château Clerc Milon
  • Château d' Armailhac
  • Château Grand - Puy Ducasse
  • Château Grand - Puy - Lacoste
  • Château Pichon - Longueville
  • Château Lynch - Bages
  • Château Ormes De Pez
  • Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
  • Château de Pez
  • Château Cos Labory
  • Château Lafon - Rochet
  • Château Phélan Ségur
  • Château Bastor - Lamontagne
  • Château Climens
  • Château Coutet
  • Château de Fargues
  • Château de Rayne Vigneau
  • Château Doisy Daëne
  • Château Guiraud
  • Château La Tour Blanche
  • Château Lafaurie - Peyraguey
  • Château Suduiraut
Reply by JonDerry, Jan 9, 2012.

The NYC event, especially if it's only 1 day i'm sure will probably resemble pigs in a barn. Even LA won't be any picnic, but still can't pass it up. This is my only real opportunity to taste this many chateau, and is really valuable, especially for someone like me who wasn't around some twenty years ago to buy these bottles at affordable prices.

I've been working on a priority list of about 20 - 30 chateau to make sure and spend some time with. I'm sure it'll be overwhelming...last year, the only other year I participated I just attended the pre-event which included smith haute lafitte, troplong mondot, canon-la-gaffeliere, la conseillante, langoa barton, pavie-macquin, malescot st. exupery, and pichon longueville (can't remember which).

I figure to revisit all of these of course with the only possible exception langoa barton.

Reply by dmcker, Jan 9, 2012.

Can easily think to double or triple your list from last year. Winnowing down gets tough past a point, though Langoa Barton has never rowed my boat, either. Had a mag of it this past Monday, which I posted about elsewhere. Have had probably two cases of them over the years, but never a bottle that provided any kind of epiphany. Recognizably well made, but no sex-factor for me....

Reply by MReff, Jan 9, 2012.

The NYC UGC is onthe 25th not the 24th, just an FYI.  For the trade it is a tame event, however the public one is probably much more crazier.

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