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Whisky & Jazz Single Malt Tasting
“Jazz was born in a whisky barrel,” according to musician Artie Shaw. And what better way to celebrate that theory than with a live jazz and Scotch tasting, complete with dark chocolate? On Thursday, February 9, USQ will have more than a dozen single malt Scotchs on hand to sip alongside the sounds of the Ralph Williams Jazz Trio. Look forward to selections from Glenfiddich, including an...
Fluid Fridays: Finger Lakes Distilling
Join USQ and Finger Lakes Distilling every Friday in January for a spirited look at this local producer’s stunning portfolio! Owner Brian McKenzie and Master Distiller Thomas Earl McKenzie are quietly crafting amazing spirits from local grapes and grains that have a lot of people talking! Everything from their barrel-aged Bourbon and Rye, grape spirit-based gin and grappa, to vodka and...
Drinks with Fabio Alessandria of G.B. Burlotto
USQ welcomes winemaker Fabio Alessandria to the Salon for an evening of vini Piedmontese from his famed G.B. Burlotto estate. The great-great grandson of Giovan Battista Burlotto, a distinguished producer who supplied wines to the Savoy royal household, Fabio has brought renewed acclaim to his family’s holdings in and around the village of Verduno. Verduno’s limestone-rich Monvigliero vineyard...
Obsessed: 2010 Azienda Agricola Cos Frappato
This natural Frappato from the Vittoria commune of Sicily possesses gorgeous inner sweetness, superb textural elegance and fabulous overall balance. Wild strawberries, sweet red cherries, flowers and mint linger on the high-toned finish. This is a pretty serious Frappato that stands apart from the vast majority of other versions for its density and richness. The Frappato was aged in equal parts...
Obsessed: Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis 2010
I love Arneis for its overarching texture of pears, apple, and accents of honeysuckle, tempered by a steely minerality on the long finish. And Giacosa makes one of the best in Piedmont! Pair it with white fish, lobster, roast chicken, or a hearty carbonara for a tasty experience. -T.S.
Jour de Burgundy Saturday
Don’t just dream about a winter getaway to Europe; jet to the Salon tomorrow from 2pm until 5pm, for our Jour de Burgundy, featuring stops at Chablis, Puligny-Montrachet, and Nuits St.-Georges. Sip more than 20 bottlings from the heralded region, with guided tours of the wines of well-known producers including Joseph Faiveley, Meo Camuzet, Simon Bize, Henri Gouges, and Domaine Ramonet. Want to...