I attended the sixth annual New York Wine Expo recently at the Javitz Center. It was a fantastic event with over 500 wines from around the globe, including Europe, the Mediterranean, South American and South Africa. It can be a little overwhelming with all the different regions and varieties. However, the sections nicely labeled by region. One of the wines from South Africa that I tried was produced by The House of Mandela, the family of Nelson Mandela. It had a pleasant fruity flavor which was not overpowering, which I enjoyed. See below for more wines that I tasted.
|Everyone knows cheese and wine go together. The rich and creamy Cambozola Black Label cheeses were a perfect match with the wines that we drank. My favorite was the truffle flavored cheese.|
A pleasant, soft and sweet Riesling by Hosmer.
|A regional New York favorite: Ice Wine|