This two day auction, Zachys Holiday Auction, starts at 9:30 AM EST on December 4th and 5th. Auctioned off will be over 1,800 exceptional lots from an international collection. There’s no better time to enjoy a bottle of wine with family and friends than the holidays. Zachys Wine Auctions is closing out the year with their third auction since September, and the Holiday Auction is filled with exceptional lots, including over 300 lots from the Private Collection of Bob Hudson. The Holiday Auction focuses on Bordeaux and California Cabernet, but also includes a selection of of Burgundy from Rouget, Clos de Tart, Groffier, as well as Vega Sicilia, Unico, and others. Get online and let the bidding begin!
Here are a few noteworthy lots from the upcoming event:
Lot 245 - Petrus 2000
Estimated Price: $36,000-$55,000
Quantity: 12, Size: 750ml
Notes: Three lightly scuffed labels, one scuffed label, two 6-pack original wood cases
Lot 334 - Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2000
Estimated Price: $24,000-$36,000
Quantity: 1, Size: 15L
Notes: This 15L bottle was bought by Mr. Hudson at the 2008 South Beach Wine and Food Festival Auction, at which Baroness de Rothschild was the donor.
Lot 112 - Chateau Haut Brion 1989
Estimated Price: $12,000-$18,000
Quantity: 12, Size: 750ml
Notes: Producer: Haut Brion. 1.5cm or better, one lightly damp-stained label, one lightly marked label
At the conclusion of every My Wine Words episode, Peter and Allie raise their glasses. He says 'thanks for joining' and she closes with 'bonsoir'. And so it is that 'bonsoir' (which means 'good evening') is all there is to say at this time. Many good evenings with wine and words have been shared by Peter and Allie both on and off the camera. Memories have been made a bottle of wine at a time that both hold dear as they bid adieu to one another as husband and wife and say hello to each other and their audience as friends.
"For me, sipping great wines is never as nice without the company of Allie." - Peter Eizel
While their marriage comes to an end, their friendship and My Wine Words will continue on. The two will co-host episodes on occasion, as they stay connected with wines they sip together from time to time. "Peter always has been and always will be my favorite wine guy," says Allie Merrick.
"Peter always has been and always will be my favorite wine guy," - Allie Merrick.
Distance has never come between Peter & I.
No matter how far apart we are, we still find ways to sip together. Over the course of a 'cyber-sipping-session' on U-Stream orchestrated by the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley, we sipped with a number of wine bloggers and 3 winemakers, with Peter in Grand Rapids, MI and me in Los Angeles, CA. Cheers to tasting together despite the distance! -Allie
The lucky ones in life love what they do. The even luckier ones get to drink what they love & what they do. Three such winemakers, Bill Frick (Frick Winery), Ashley Herzberg (Amista Vineyards) & Dan Teldeschi (Teldeschi Winery) sipped and spoke with us in an hour long session where we explored three red blends from Dry Creek Valley. Catch up on what you missed with the video below:
Here are a few of our posted tweets over the course of the night:
"Love the Grenache at center stage of Frick's Cotes du Dry Creek". -Peter
"Raving about the 'red fruit' from Frick! A perfect red to pour at the table (or anywhere)." -Allie
"Smooth entry on the Amista Tres with integrated tannin & bright red fruit." -Peter
"Fabulous acidity! Excited about this red from Teldeschi. Having it with Midnight Moon." -Peter
"Getting warm cherry & light pomegranate on the Teldeschi Terraluna." -Allie
Our advice when it comes to Dry Creek Valley is this:
"Pay attention. As DCV is producing incredibly palate-pleasing wines."
Miraculous wines were poured at 18th Street Arts Center as their 25th Anniversary was celebrated with wine paired with art. Masses marveled at what they sipped in their glasses and viewed on gallery walls. It was my great honor to pour and present the following wines for a benefit event that supported programming and people dedicated to art: A La Main, Red Newt Cellars, Frick Winery, Gypsy Dancer Wine, Nicolas Bazan Wines & Skylite Cellars.
So, what is a go-to-wine for pouring on the patio? When the sun is out, there are plenty of options to share and sip. Here's a look at four examples you can enjoy pouring on your patio:
Frick 2012 Viognier
Pronounced (vee-own-yay), this white is wonderfully rich with flavors of pear, mango, apple & almond. With only 141 cases (1,692 bottles made), get this stunning wine from Sonoma while you can.
Domaine Saint Andre de Figuiere 2013 Premiere Rosé
From Provence, this French rosé is full-bodied and complex. Made of 50% Mourvèdre, 25% Cinsault & 25% Grenache, it comes from a hillside vineyard comprised of shale & quartz.
Big Little Wines 'Tire Swing' Brut
If Larry Mawby is the king of bubbles in Michigan, Peter & Michael Laing may very well be the esteemed princes. This dry sparking wine made in the mitten is comprised of Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris & Pinot Noir. In two words, it's 'entirely refreshing'.
Coppo Moncalvina Moscato d'Asti
It may be only 5% alcohol (which means you can easily drink 1, 3 or 7 glasses - in my case anyway), but it's made of 100% Bianco di Canelli, which is the most renowned clone of Moscato in all of Piedmont. It's a great bottle for entertaining guests on a warm afternoon.