The Beauty of Blends™
December 15, 2014

Holiday Gifts

On the run at Grand Central Terminal.... Stop by Taste NY for a bottle of Bouké Rosé, Bouquet White Dessert Wine or Bouquet Red Dessert Wine. It's on the west side of the building across from Starbuck's.

December 15, 2014

Something Old, Something New

We are  currently working on Spring releases of 2014 Bouké Rosé and 2014 Bouquet Sauvignon Blanc. We launched Bouké in 2008 with just two wines, 2007 Bouké Rosé and 2007 Bouké White. The dry rosé has been our best seller since then -- a sunny, refreshing and aromatic wine. We are also launching a brand new wine, a Sauvignon Blanc, which was the most prominent grape in our original Bouké White blend, also launched in 2008 with the 2007 vintage. It has mouthwatering acidity, beautiful citrus aromas and hints of grass.

May 24, 2012

Wine 101 - How to Clean Red Wine Stains

It happens. Red wine spills. What to do – at home, away from home, washable fabrics, delicate fabrics, home remedies, commercial products? I tested the known methods on a white cotton T-shirt – club soda, boiling water, salt, white vinegar, dish soap plus white vinegar, spot remover, laundry stain remover, and concentrated gel. I got the best results from plain water and commercially-produced stain removers.

May 05, 2012

My Ten Favorite Cookbooks

Despite being a nation of foodies, publishers have cut back their budgets for cookbooks. Devoted cookbook editors have been replaced by generalists and in some cases, newspapers have abandoned their food sections. What's hot now: celebriety cookbooks. What will last: a cookbook written in any media if it is usable, teaches something, is well written, its recipes work, the recipes are tested, it’s dependable, informative and has a distinctive voice.

May 02, 2012

My Ten Favorite Wine Books

Far fewer people read wine books than cookbooks. Many are written at a high level of scholarship by Masters of Wine (MW’s) for other wine connoisseurs. It’s harder to find an entertaining wine book penned by a professional writer.  A select number of authors are able to translate their immense wealth of knowledge into a useful book for the everyday wine explorer. My favorites among them:

February 06, 2012

Decanters and Decanting

In a nutshell: decanting is pouring wine from its bottle into a pitcher, and “letting wine breathe” is exposing it to air.  Decanting removes sediment, and aerating gets rid of certain odors.

February 03, 2012

Bottle Shapes, Colors and Closures

Wine has to do with trust. If you saw wine in an olive oil or balsamic vinegar bottle, you would probably be surprised and confused. While their shapes would stand out on a shelf, they would not meet your expectations nor stimulate the appropriate aromatic or taste sensations.

February 02, 2012

Large Format Wine Bottles

What is about a grand staircase, a high ceiling, or a long driveway? They’re dramatic. They’re memorable. They’re awe-inspiring.

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