Meet Chris Adams, CEO of Sherry-Lehmann Wine Retailers

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Bordeaux Wines Sherry Lehman Store

Tis the season for wine! Seriously.

Year after year, retailers and distributors have consistently reported a peak in wine sales during the holiday season. Whether for a dinner, party or gift giving, there’s no better occasion for wine than the holidays.

With so much activity buzzing around the wine store this time of year, we asked Chris Adams, CEO of Sherry-Lehmann, for a little insight into the world of wine retail. The New York City based wine and spirits retailer operates stores across the Tri-State area as well an online shop that was rated the best online wine destination by Forbes

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Winter Wine Pairing Tips

FILED UNDER: Buying & Choosing Wine, Food and Wine Recipes, Holidays


Bordeaux Wines Winter Pairings

 (This is a reblog from Tasting Table.)

Make sure this holiday is the bold, full-bodied kind—by uncorking some bottles of Bordeaux wine, of course.

With the cold setting in, there’s never been a better time to explore Bordeaux’s countless pairable wines. Don’t know where to start? Pearl & Ash’s award-winning sommelier Patrick Cappiello has some ideas:

Chicken soup + Pessac-Léognan whites: The classic snow day/one-pot meal is best slurped with a robust white from Pessac-Léognan to cut through the richness. Pessac-Léognan’s stony vineyards yield a rich, dry blend, perfect for a steaming bowl of soup.

Chili + Pomerol reds: Prepare for game day like a pro with spicy lamb chili, but skip the standard brews and pick up Merlot-based Bordeaux reds from Pomerol. The dark fruit fragrance and smooth tannins are tailor-made for spicy dishes.

Pot roast + Saint-Julien reds: Slow-stewed pork, like a rich, meaty Italian pork shoulder, needs equally dense and powerful wines, like Cabernet Sauvignon from the Saint-Julien region.

Lasagna + Haut-Médoc reds: Tomato-based lasagna loves a clay-soil companion, like the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet blends from Haut-Médoc.

To discover more about Bordeaux, visit Bordeaux Wines’ website and enter for a chance to win a trip to the wine country!



6 Holiday Bordeaux Picks Under $30 from Award-Winning Sommelier Patrick Cappiello

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Bordeaux Wines Patrick Cappiello

(This is a reblog from Bottlenotes.) 

When it comes to choosing wine for the holidays, look no further than Bordeaux. But with so many great and affordable Bordeaux wines available this holiday season, it can be hard to choose.. That’s why we’re calling in an expert.Patrick Cappiello, Wine Director at New York City’s Pearl & Ash, to share his 6 top picks for festive Bordeaux wines under $30.

Red Wines

CHÂTEAU BOIS PERTUIS 2012(Bordeaux, France)

“This classic red is beautifully balanced, with aromatics of black cherry and scorched earth.” This easy-drinking red wine will make a great introductory bottle for the wine novices in your life.

CHÂTEAU ROBIN, 2010, Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux (Bordeaux, France)

“This small château produces some of the best wines in the appellation.” Sip this friendly Merlot-based blend on its own, or pair with anything from prime rib to roast turkey.

CHÂTEAU MALENGIN, 2009, Montagne-Saint-Émilion (Bordeaux, France)

“These mountain vineyards planted with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon provide rich, dark fruit-driven wines.” With notes of cocoa and candied fruit, this smooth red will make any holiday gathering cozy.

White Wines

CHÂTEAU BONNET, 2013, Entre-Deux-Mers (Bordeaux, France)

“Entre-Deux-Mers is a perfect area for producing light, crisp and refreshing whites.” Pair with seafood to play up the citrus aromas and hints of smokiness. 

CHÂTEAU DUCASSE, 2012, Graves Blanc (Bordeaux, France)

“Winemaker Hervé Dubourdieu is creating some truly special wines in Graves.” This rich white wine shows unique hints of minerality, and will surely make a statement at any festive gathering.

Sweet Wine

LIEUTENANT DE SIGALAS, 2007, Sauternes (Bordeaux, France)

A sweet white wine lends an air of style to any party. Try serving with a goat cheese appetizer or as a chilled aperitif. 

Click here to enter for a chance to win a trip to Bordeaux.

What’s your favorite Bordeaux pairing for the holidays? Share with us below!

Bordeaux Under One Roof 2014 Recap [Events]

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Last month, we hosted our signature tasting event, Bordeaux Under One Roof, in New York City and for the first time ever, in Los Angeles. The annual event features over 200 Bordeaux wines spanning the 60 plus appellations that represent the region. Proceeds from the event are always benefit a region charity. This year, we partnered with City Harvest in New York City and the California Art Club in Los Angeles.


During the day, we host a Master Class for trade and press to experience Bordeaux with an educational element. This year, Bordeaux Wines Spokesperson and Sommelier, Patrick Cappiello, lead a packed house through a tasting of white and red wines from Bordeaux that represent the range of value our region has to offer. While the event was closed to the public, we sat in to tweet the important tidbits to our online community.

We’ve compiled some of our favorite facts, quotes and tidbits from the class below:

For more pictures from the event, visit us on Flickr or Facebook.

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Bordeaux is Ready-To-Wear

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Let’s get real.

When it comes to French wines, there’s a common misconception amongst wine drinkers that our wines are “fancy”, “expensive” and “complicated”. While this may be true for the luxury chateaux of Bordeaux like Chateau Latour and Chateau Mouton Rotschild, these labels simply do not apply to 97% of wines coming out of the region.

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