Robert Parker Matter of Taste – New York – Saturday Feb 20th

As part of our global tour of Matter of Taste events exclusively for RobertParker. com members, Robert Parker Wine Advocate will be hosting a wine-filled day of fun on Saturday, 20th February at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel at Columbus Circle in New York City. Read More >

Give the Ultimate Holiday Gift: Tickets to Robert Parker Wine Advocate Matter of Taste New York City
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Matter of Taste comes to New York City on February 20th, 2016. A wine lover’s dream, as well as the best way to seriously ramp up your wine expertise in one afternoon, this is the one wine event you don’t want to miss! Click here to book your ticket $120 for members and $180 for non-members which includes a 1-year subscription to

The globe-trotting Matter of Taste walkabout tastings have celebrated different regional themes with every city, but the wine focus of New York’s installment will be “Reviewers’ Choice: Icon Wines of the World.” All eight reviewers on the publication’s expert team – led by Robert M. Parker Jr. himself – have nominated their favorite finds from throughout the wine world to feature at New York’s Matter of Taste and they will be on hand throughout the event to discuss the wines and answer questions. Taste over 150 of the world’s best Icon Wines, spanning a vast range of grapes, regions and styles. Rock star winemakers will be pouring their wines, including iconic names such as: Château Pontet-Canet (Pauillac), Château Haut-Bailly (Pessac-Leognan), Verite (Napa), Cayuse (Washington), Clarenden Hills (Australia), Cullen (Australia), Greywacke (NZ), Kumeu River (NZ), Niepoort (Portugal), Fontodi (Tuscany), JJ Prum (Germany) and Marcus Molitor (Germany) – just to name a few!

This is the perfect chance to compare and contrast wines across winemaking styles as well as terroir to determine what you love the most – all while talking to the winemakers who make the award-winning wines and the critics who review them.

So join us at the Mandarin Oriental on Saturday, February 20th from 2pm-6pm for over 150 wines that have each been rated RP 90 points or higher.

Book your ticket now.

The Sommelier’s Palate – Erin Scala, Head Sommelier at Musket Room, New York
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What’s your latest wine discovery – new region, variety or style?  Waitaki Valley! It’s awesome!  This new region in New Zealand has limestone soils and the rieslings and pinots that come from here are pretty profound; try Valli Waitaki Pinot Noir or Ostler Waitaki Riesling.”

                                    Erin Scala, Head Sommelier at Musket Room, New York Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Chris McPherson, An Australian Sommelier in New York

“I was back home in Melbourne, Australia recently and dined at Cumulus Up which is the wine bar above Cumulus restaurant. Unpretentious knowledgeable service and perfectly executed food that were great pairings to what we were drinking. I love the food and wine scene in Melbourne.”  Sommelier Chris McPherson Read More >

New York, New York! Restaurateur Chris Lucas Shares his Favourites
Circa-1930 tourists peer out of the Statue of Liberty's crown at a photographer on the torch, which has been closed to the public since a 1916 explosion on a nearby island. From the flame's tip to the ground is 305 feet (93 meters). Photo from National Geographic

The Wandering Palate is off to New York and has been asking a few likeminded Wandering types where they like to eat and hang out in the Big Apple. Read More >

Champagne Trade Tasting in New York
Champagne Thierry Triolet

One of the world’s leading authorities on Champagne, Peter Liem, is conducting a tasting in New York, at Matsuri Restaurant, The Maritime Hotel, that will involve a discussion of the role of terroir in Champagne, illustrated by a tasting of three producers from very different areas: José Michel in the Coteaux Sud d’Epernay, Thierry Triolet in the Sézanne, and R. Dumont in the Aube.

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Acker Merrall & Condit Incredible Champagne Collection!
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This incredible Champagne collection spans more than three decades and includes well over a hundred of the best bubblies produced between 1979 and 2002.

Among the many highlights are multiple vintages of Krug and Krug Clos du Mesnil, ten vintages of Dom Perignon, plus a horizontal of the great 1996s from Billecart Salmon!

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