This week the ladies tell you about the sommelier documentary that has the wine world buzzing, the Never Drink Alone segment is back and a sweet sipper for Valentine’s Day is announced and Whitney and Christina list their favorite winos to follow on Twitter.
NDA (Never Drink Alone): Get ready ya’ll! On Valentine’s Day, we’re gonna DRINK! Drink what? Madeira, Malmsey style. What’s Malmsey? The sweetest style of Madeira.
So buy yourselves some chocolate, sit down with a glass of Madeira, listen to The Crush, and as they say on Parks and Recreation- “TREAT YOSELF”.
Crush Quickfire: Emily O’hare
The River Cafe where Emily is a sommelier. Whizz Bang Pop, the pop up restaurant where she is in charge of all thing vinous. And a great article by Emily about being a sommelier and a wonderful comparison of the wines of Italy to the kings queens, and other players in a magical chess-like land! And finally, the Foillard Morgan ‘Cote du Py’ she mentions.
Wine people to follow on Twitter!
@shitmysommsays (aka ‘Shit My Sommelier Says’)
@Levi_opens_wine (Levi Dalton)
@LouWineBar (Lou Amdur)
And some wine world authorities and journalists: @ericasimov, @jancisrobinson, @jbonne, @alicefeiring, @TaliaBaiocchi, @jamiegoode, @timatkin, @ozclarke
Wineries of the week (all ‘natural’ or organic/biodynamic):
Plus check out the producers part of the Marlborough Natural Winemakers (MANA) organisation (Fromm, Herzog, Te Whare Ra, and Huia), and Frammingham are great too.
And read more about Christina’s visit to Marlborough HERE.