Category: dandylovesyou

🍷TASTING TONIGHT 6-7:30! OUR DOPEST GUEST EVER?

F**K. Pedro Parra @pedroparraterroir is pouring at Dandelion tonight and we feel like, damn. True, we have had a lot of fantastic people in, and true, it’s not a competition. But, um, don’t miss this one?? Pedro Parra is a terroir consultant. He has a Ph.D. in terroir from the French Agricultural Institute in Paris. He regularly digs trenches in famous vineyards to figure out what the soil type is so he can tell the winemakers what to do. (Swipe 👉👉 for pics) He also makes his own wine in his native Chile, both under Pedro Parra y Familia and with some partners as Clos des Fous @closdesfous , which he’ll be focusing on tonight. Ok, we’re just going to pause here to say that the wineries he consults for around the world are a big deal, that he’s smarter about where wine flavors actually come from than anyone we’ve ever met, and also? People call him Dr. Terroir. Can you imagine how much of a badass you have to be for people to call you “Dr. Terroir” and for you not to look like a dick? The guy is all that. And the wines of course are super smart, very delicious, and amazingly affordable! Ever wondered what the deal really is with wine? Have ANY questions? Come taste a few of Pedro’s wines and ask him. That simple. Do not fail. Trust us when we tell you not to miss this. Oh, Pedro loves Jazz. And we’ll be playing jazz. Boring jazz? Dinner jazz? No, my sister. The kind of jazz where you slyly sidle up to the person you know best on the staff and, sotto voce, ask “which record is this?” when you don’t even know the artist. Matter of fact, we’ll be serving up WINE, BREAD, CHEESE, VINYL & LOVE! #drinkwine #dopewine #drterroir #pedroparra #chileanwine #closdefous #jazz #cheese #dandylovespedro #dandylovesyou (at Dandelion Wine)
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@ciociajuni went upstate and drank a bunch of wine by the fire all weekend. 🍷🔥❤️🦟 Be sure to ask her about her new faves… #drinkwine #firesidechats #winebythefire #upstatevibes #bandol #mourvedre #willamettevalley #pinotnoir #welovewine #dandylovesyou
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THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING 6-8PM

LADIES WHO COMMAND OUR ATTENTION!!!

There’s a lot going on today! Greta Thunberg sailed into New York harbor this morning! It’s Lucy’s Birthday! (It’s also Charlie Parker’s Birthday!) And, our amazing friend Michele from Regal is behind the Lions Club Bar
tonight! (Did we mention she is a Master of Wine
candidate?) Honestly? Get ready… We recently had to put together a
six-pack for a roof-party we’re attending in this Saturday in
Manhattan. (We know, but what can we say? The hosts are visiting from
LA; they don’t know.) Anyway, we always like to bring two of everything
to a get-together so everyone gets to try everything, and we only wanted
to carry a sixer, and we didn’t want to break the bank SOOOO… What
were the best, most affordable, red, white and bubbly in the
store?? They turned out to all be from the same source, and SO, we
rescheduled what we were planning for tonight and Michele graciously
agreed to pour at the last-minute. Here they are! Inspired by our own
picks for said rooftop party this Saturday night, this lineup is Labor Day Dope! This is your 3-day buying opportunity right here babies! It’s a cool 65 degrees in the Shrine of Wine: POPULATION YOU TONIGHT! VIVA WINE, BREAD, CHEESE, and VINYL!

Château Bouscasse, Les Jardins Philosophiques 2014 & 2015

Can you say Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Sec? Us
neither – and who cares! At $20, this complex, mineral, magic and very
dry version of this Gascon classic may have you asking “Is this the best
cheese pairing ever?” When our friend Dave Macaninch came back from Gascony we were reminded of this almost lost gem of a wine. Most versions are too sweet for American palates, but this very dry bottle from superstar winemaker Alain Dumont KILLS IT. Pacherenc-du-Vic-Bilh is the appellation for whites in the region. The
wines are fascinating, deeply textured affairs that go well with river
fish, cured meats, or of course, the duck which the area is famous
for. The most classic pairing is probably Fois Gras with one of the
off-dry versions. This one – from petitcorbu and petitmanseng – is dry
and quite deep. First day it shows an amazing complexity, second day it
settles into a beautiful version of white Burgundy at half the
price. Second day! Yes, another great example of whites evolving after
opening in the fridge! You can also decant to get to this place. We’ll
have both the ’14 and the ’15 for you to compare. We don’t mind telling you we had to make a special effort to keep this baby at… $20!!!!

Castellroig, Cava Brut Vermell 2016

There’s just not a lot of Vermell in the world. This nearly extinct grape has been revived recently by Partida Creus, Rene Barbier, and, here, Castellroig in the Penedes, who are part of the new, better Cava DO Corpinnat. The wine has a slightly orange hue from gentle skin contact with this gris grape. We
love the taste of pale peach and smoky orange peel. Very dry, but not
overly acidic, this is a mellow sparkler suited for our favorite
situation: just chillin’. Amazing, Organic. $27

Di Giovanna, Siciliani Nero d’Avola 2017

Black
plum, herbal notes and licorice. Easy drinking, classic Nero
d’Avola. We’re very happy to have a new, affordable, ORGANIC, Nero
d’Avola. The estate is near the city of Sambuca, the setting of
Visconti’s epic masterpiece, The Leopard. With vineyards located high above the floating land, at the base of a rough cliff,
two brothers fight for the culture this land once represented. Getting
there is a different story: Only after substantial damage to the bottom
of your car, or a long hike will you be able to access these beautifully
remote high altitude vineyards that are managed in full respect of
organic farming principles. What a view though! The Di Giovanna’s have been viticulturist for more than 5 generations in Sicily,
which explains the extreme passion with which Gunther and Klaus
approach their daily task. Father Sicilian, mother German results in an
energetic though slightly atypical mix of hard working attitude and
straight-shooting intuition. Riccardo Cotarella helps with the winemaking here. Organic, SwissArmyKnife. $14

TASTING TONIGHT 6-8PM! There’s a lot going on today! @gretathunberg sailed into New York harbor this morning! It’s @lucylu_bk ’s Birthday! And, our amazing friend @michelesveds from @regalwineny is behind the Lions Club Bar tonight! (Did we mention she is a Master of Wine candidate?) We recently had to put together a six-pack for a roof-party we’re attending this Saturday in Manhattan. (We know, but what can we say? The hosts are visiting from LA; they don’t know.) Anyway, we always like to bring two of everything to a get-together so everyone gets to try everything, and we only wanted to carry a sixer, and we didn’t want to break the bank SOOOO… What were the best, most affordable, red, white and bubbly in the store?? They turned out to all be from @regalwineny and SO, we rescheduled what we were planning for tonight and @michelesveds graciously agreed to pour at the last-minute. Here they are! 👉👉👉👉Inspired by our own picks for said rooftop party, this lineup is Labor Day Dope! VIVA WINE, BREAD, CHEESE, and VINYL! ⛵️🍷🍾🥖🧀🎶 #drinkwine #gascony🇫🇷 #gascogne #petitmanseng #petitcorbu #🇪🇸 #cava #coca #vermell #sicily🇮🇹 #nerodavola #organicwine #greenpoint #eastriver #dandylovesyou (at Dandelion Wine)
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#truestory #sadface #partytime #greenpoint #dandylovesyou (at Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY @jedboyar 🥳🧁🍾🧗🏻‍♂️⛷🥂 #drinkwine #drinkwineforbreakfast #champagnebreakfast #dandylovesyou (at Dandelion Wine)
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#drinkwine #greenpoint #dandylovesyou #weliketoparty (at Dandelion Wine)
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THIS IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK! 🤩☝️💓👅⚡️🔮💕💗😛 #drinkwine #rosébaby #yeswayrosé #roséallday #bigassroseparty #greenpoint #dandylovesyou (at Dandelion Wine)
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🍷TASTING TONIGHT 6-8PM🍷 @nickafricano is behind the bar pouring stellar Spanish and Portuguese bottles from @jpselections These wines are small batch beauties that you’re gonna wanna taste! Plus 🧀 @mongerspalate 🥖 @shewolfbakery and 🎶 @officialphilcollins 🤷‍♀️ #dandylovesyou #greenpoint #drinkwine #naturalwine #winetasting #cava #xarello #godello #valdeorras #chãorijo #lisboa (at Dandelion Wine)
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🍷🐻 THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING 6-8 PM! BEDROCK WINE COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA Quiet revolutionary Morgan-Twain Peterson @bedrockmorgan started making wine when he was five years old! He is the son of California legend Joel Peterson. With his “partner-in-crime" Chris Cottrell @undertwire , Morgan makes some this country’s most visionary wines under the @bedrockwine label. Dandelion’s own @mattofnewyork works with him as well, assisting with harvests and also creating video evidence of the work they’re doing. Matt will be behind the Lions Club Bar tonight to walk you through some of this amazing wine (swipe to see!) and we’ll be chilling in the AC, discussing the terroir that makes it all happen. Please join us for an eye-opening and delicious deep dive into these unique American beauties. WINE, BREAD, CHEESE, and VINYL! #drinkwine #californiawine #bedrockwinecompany #sonomavalley #drycreekvalley #zinfandel #oldvinezin #cabernetsauvignon #mountaincab #rosé #carignan #mourvedre #grenache #greenpoint #dandylovesyou (at Dandelion Wine)
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