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WINE DINNER TUESDAY NIGHT, 5/21 - DOMAINE ALBERT MANN WITH MARIE-THERESE BARTHELME
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

WINE DINNER TUESDAY NIGHT, 5/21 - DOMAINE ALBERT MANN WITH MARIE-THERESE BARTHELME



Tomorrow night, we are very happy to welcome at Racines NY Marie-Thérèse Barthelmé from Domaine Albert Mann. The fruit of the joint efforts of two big winemaker families, Mann and Barthelmé, both growing grapes in Alsace since the 17th century.  Since brothers Maurice and Jacky Barthelmé are in charged with theirs wives, Marie-Claire and Marie-Thérèse, they decided to farm organically their vineyards  with biodynamic practices. This magnified even more the superb quality of their different terroirs located just south of Colmar, including the 5 grands crus they inherited - Schlossberg, Hengst, Steingrubler, Furstentum and Pfersigberg. The whole range is of the most precise, dedicated quality, and they absolutely deserve the praise the wine world gave them. This is a rare opportunity to discover and taste one the iconic Alsatian estates.

AMUSE-BOUCHE
2016 Crémant d'Alsace  

FIRST COURSE
2016 Pinot Blanc 
2016 Auxerrois Vieilles Vignes
2016 Pinot Gris Rosenberg 
2016 Riesling Cuvée Albert 

SECOND COURSE
2017 Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg 
1994 Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg 
1989 Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg 

THIRD COURSE
2014 Pinot Noir Clos de La Faille 
2012 Pinot Noir Grand P 

CHEESE
2016 Pinot Gris Grand Cru Hengst 
2016 Gewürztraminer Grand Cru Steingrubler  
2016 Gewürztraminer Grand Cru Furstentum V.V. 

MEDITATION
2013 Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg L'Epicentre 
2010 Pinot Gris Altenbourg 'Le Tri' S.G.N. 

$150 per person (+ Tax and Gratuity) - Dinner starts at 7pm.

Reservations at info@racinesny.com

Seating is very limited.

Come celebrate the superb complexity of Domaine Albert Mann with us!


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PROFESSOR MARSAN IS BACK FOR A SEMINAR ON BUBBLES (6/2)
Jun
2
1:30 PM13:30

PROFESSOR MARSAN IS BACK FOR A SEMINAR ON BUBBLES (6/2)

After a very successful introductory seminar on Wine Chemistry, we decided to ask Professor Benoit Marsan to come back for a series of lectures on different key subjects. We were thrilled he said yes! So on Sunday, June 2nd, Racines NY will host the first lecture, dedicated to "Bubbles". We will taste 8 different sparkling wines, from pétillant naturel to charmat to aged champagne, in order to understand better the chemistry behind this fascinating category.

 
$150 all included - The seminar will be from 1.30 pm to 4 pm. 

Tickets will be available shortly through Chambers St. Wines.
Reservation can already be made at 
 info@racinesny.com

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A TRIBUTE TO ANJOU & CHENIN - SPECIAL WINE DINNER TO CELEBRATE LA PAULEE DE L'ANJOU & THE CHENIN CONGRESS (6/6)
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

A TRIBUTE TO ANJOU & CHENIN - SPECIAL WINE DINNER TO CELEBRATE LA PAULEE DE L'ANJOU & THE CHENIN CONGRESS (6/6)

At the end of June, Angers will be on fire celebrating with 2 fantastic wine events - La Paulée de l'Anjou & the Chenin Blanc International Congress. To support these great initiatives, Pascaline and Chef Diego Moya will put together a very special wine dinner full of treasures from the region.

A celebration of the terroirs of Anjou, the dark Schist on the Anjou Noir side, the white Tuffeau on the Anjou Blanc side, La Paulée will gather more than 50 producers, iconic or young guns, all dedicated to organic or biodynamic farming, to showcase their world-class wines. The tasting will happen in the superb vineyard of La Coulée de Serrant in Savennières on Sunday afternoon, June 30th. 

On July 1st, 2nd and 3rd the first Chenin Blanc International Congress will take place also in Angers. Gathering Chenin experts and specialists from all around the globe, the congress will offer different masterclasses and vineyard tours to understand the multiple expressions of this unique grape variety.
 

Line up and prices will be revealed soon, but pre-reservation can already be made at  info@racinesny.com


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TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - Division Wine Co. - Kate Norris and Sophie Barrett
May
7
6:00 PM18:00

TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - Division Wine Co. - Kate Norris and Sophie Barrett

This Tuesday May 7th, we are super happy to welcome behind the bar  2 the co-founder, co-winemaker of Division Wine Co. Kate Norris and the one-and-only and dear friend Sophie Barrett.

Kate and Sophie are joining us to present the new releases of Division, a urban winery created in 2010 by Kate and Thomas Monroe paying tribute to their love for terroir-driven, approachable yet complex wines, made with minimum interventions. Over the years, they developed a range of wines (Division, Division-Villages, Gamine, etc.) and started to have access to more very special sites in organic or biodynamic farming, from the Columbia Valley down to southern Oregon in Applegate Valley. Chenin, Chardonnay, Gamay, Côt, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, etc. the passion for the Loire is undeniable in the grapes they choose to work with, but they are true to their place, Oregon-stamped. Come, meet, discover, taste some of the most thrilling and compelling wines made today on the US West Coast, you will have a blast!

 We will pour 


2017 Division, "Un", Chardonnay, Willamette 

2018 Division-Villages, "L'Isle Verte", Chenin, Columbia Valley

2018 Divison-Villages, "L'Avoiron", Rosé de Gamay, Columbia Valley

2018 Division-Villages, "Les Petits Fers", Gamay, Oregon

2016 Division, "Trois", Pinot Noir, Temperance Hill Vnd, Eola-Amity Hills

2018 Division-Villages, "Béton", Cab Franc/Gamay/Pinot/Côt, Oregon


Flight is at $45.

We will start pouring at 5pm, with Sophie and Kate being here by 6pm. Special snack by Chef Dina Fan.

See you Tuesday! 


#realwine #vinsvivants #divisionwineco #neworegon #racinesny #racinesnyc #loiremeetsoregon 

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TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - The new releases of the wonderful Alice & Olivier De Moor
Apr
30
6:00 PM18:00

TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - The new releases of the wonderful Alice & Olivier De Moor

TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHT. This Tuesday join at the bar the one and only David Lillie for a presentation of the superb 2017 from Alice & Olivier De Moor. It is a great opportunity to taste these wonderful expressions of Aligoté, Sauvignon and Chardonnay. We will pour

2017 Aligoté

2017 Bourgogne-Chitry

2017 Saint Bris

2017 Le Vendangeur Masqué - Bourgogne Blanc 

2017 Le Vendangeur Masqué - Chablis

2017 Chablis - Coteau de Rosette 

$70 for the flight, plus optional snack created for the occasion by Chef @diegomoya. We will start at 6pm. We have 3 seats left. To book, email at info@racinesny.com.


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WINE ON WHEELS's "Rock the Casbah"  J.-L. LeDû Fundraising!
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

WINE ON WHEELS's "Rock the Casbah" J.-L. LeDû Fundraising!

Join Wheeling Forward for their 2nd annual Wine on Wheels ‘Rock the Casbah’ Dinner & Wine Bash!  They created the Jean Luc Le Dû Scholarship Fund in memory of our friend, colleague and mentor Jean-Luc Le Dû.  Jean Luc was instrumental in the development of Wheeling Forward and boldly provided support, enthusiasm and an overall zeal in pursuit for our cause.  This scholarship in his honor is used to assist Wheeling Forward members and those in need with their education; whether it be getting their GED or College Degree, continuing our mission to help those with disabilities achieve their goals today!

This 3 Course dinner is BYOB so they encourage you to bring a bottle (or bottles) of wine from your cellars to share alongside some special donated bottles for a night of conviviality, inclusiveness and fun.  

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - The Northern Rhône Gems of Hervé Souhaut - La Souteronne
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

WEDNESDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - The Northern Rhône Gems of Hervé Souhaut - La Souteronne

This Wednesday we are thrilled to welcome behind the bar a natural legend of the Northern Rhône, Hervé Souhaut from Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet. Hervé has been crafting since 1993 some of the most expressive wines on the northern granitic hills of Ardèche, a area partially part of St Joseph. Along the Doux river, Hervé is farming with the organic and regenerative principles a little more than hectares, including the Sainte Epine, a historically famous coteau facing Hermitage. He is also involved since a few years in a project with a wine-lover neighbor who decided to replant some hillsides near Romaneaux: Les Marécos. Tonight, we will explore with Hervé the new release of the 2017:


2017 IGP Collines Rhodaniennes, Les Marécos Blanc (Marsanne-Roussanne)

2017 VDP Ardèche, Blanc (Viognier-Roussanne)

2017 IGP Collines Rhodaniennes,Les Marécos Rouge (Syrah-Merlot)

2017 VDP Ardèche, La Souteronne (Gamay)

2017 VDP Ardèche, Syrah

2017 St Joseph, Sainte Epine


Flight at $45, Hervé will be with us from 6 to 8 pm. Special snack by Chef Diego Moya. You don't want to miss this opportunity to meet a very meaningful figures of the #realwine world. 

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TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - Muscadets & Oysters with David Lillie!
Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - Muscadets & Oysters with David Lillie!

Tuesday night, David Lillie will be with us behind the bar for a very special Oysters and Muscadets treat!!

 Of course, this is one of the most fun wine pairings possible, and Chef Diego Moya is sourcing some great bivalves for us - "Lever du Soleil" from Nova Scotia and "Wellfleet Petite" from Welfleet Harbor - with some creative home-made condiments. We'll pair them with six half-pours of great Muscadets from 2012 - 2018:

2018 Domaine de la Pépière "La Pépie"

2017 Domaine de la Pépière "Clos des Briords"

2017 Domaine de L'Ecu "Granite"

2015 Jo Landron "Haute Tradition"

2014 Domaine de la Pépière "Clos des Briords"

2012 Domaine de la Pépière "Clisson"

A half-dozen oysters and a half-dozen Muscadets, $50. (Additional oysters $2 each) 

Please call Racines, 212-227-3400, or email info@racinesny.com for reservations.

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MONDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - Real Gaillac & Beaujolais at the bar with Marine Leys / La Vignereuse & Rémi Dufaître
Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

MONDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - Real Gaillac & Beaujolais at the bar with Marine Leys / La Vignereuse & Rémi Dufaître

Next Monday night, please join us at the bar Racines NY to welcome 2 very talented vignerons, Marine Leys - La Vignereuse & Rémi Dufaître from Beaujolais.

In Gaillac (South West), Marine found her paradise after a career in film production. Working with the (underrated) varieties of the region, she makes a range of very original, terroir-driven yet highly drinkable wines. .

In very few years, Rémi managed to become a name in the Beaujolais. Following organic farming from the beginning, as well as the vinification methods put on the limelight by the "Gang des Quatre", his wines really reveal the incredible variations of Beaujolais soil types & micro-climates too often unappreciated.

We will pour starting 6 pm. Filght $30. No reservation needed. Special snack by Chef Diego Moya. 

2016 La Vignereuse, 6 Filles Si Fines (Mauzac / Loin de l'Oeil)

2018 La Vignereuse, Gaia Quoi (Syrah Pet Nat)

2016 La Vignereuse, A la Santé des Mécréants (Duras)

2017 Rémi Dufaître, Beaujolais-Villages Blanc

2017 Rémi Dufaître, Brouilly

2017 Rémi Dufaître, Côtes-de-Brouilly

See you Monday night! (And Tuesday, and Wednesday)

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WINE DINNER & TASTING with Thierry Germain from Saumur-Champigny!
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

WINE DINNER & TASTING with Thierry Germain from Saumur-Champigny!

We are thrilled to welcome one of the most interesting vignerons in the Loire, Thierry Germain from Domaine des Roches Neuves in Varrains. Coming from Bordeaux more than 20 years ago, Thierry grows today more than 20 ha in biodynamie and crafts superbly expressive Cabernet Franc and Chenin on the different terroirs of Saumur. 22 seats available, menu, line-up and price to be announced shortly.

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"Wines of Nature" - A Dinner in Celebration of Clos Roche Blanche, Wed, April 3rd at Racines NY!
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

"Wines of Nature" - A Dinner in Celebration of Clos Roche Blanche, Wed, April 3rd at Racines NY!

Please join us at Racines NY on Wednesday, April 3rd at 7pm as we host Didier Barroulllet of the Clos Roche Blanche in a celebration of this important Loire Valley estate.  Beginning in the 1980s, Catherine Roussel and Didier Barrouillet at the Clos Roche Blanche in Touraine began a journey of discovery beginning with organic farming, through biodynamics and beyond, to some of the most intelligent and beautiful farming and winemaking we have ever experienced. Their estate became part of a movement, principally in the Loire Valley and Beaujolais, leading to more natural methods of farming and vinification that have inspired vignerons all over the world. Through their importer, Louis-Dressner Selections, their wines became known and loved by consumers in the US and helped to create the enormous interest in "wines of nature" in this country. Didier Barrouillet will join us, there will be a few speeches, dinner, and lots of 2014 Clos Roche Blanche to drink. 

Feel free to bring bottles of CRB or comparable wines to share.

Price $140 all inclusive.

(Any proceeds will go to Partners in Health in conjunction with our March 31st PIH tasting.)

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TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - White JURA Blast with Amanda Bowman
Apr
2
6:00 PM18:00

TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - White JURA Blast with Amanda Bowman

This Tuesday April 2nd join Amanda Bowman from Chambers Street Wines and Pascaline Lepeltier for a killer line-up of superb, hyper tasty wines with strong and grounded “jurassiennes”personalities ! We will be pouring 

2016 Tissot Arbois "Les Bruyères" Chardonnay Ouillé

2016 Buronfosse Côtes du Jura "L'Hopital" Savagnin Ouillé

2016 Les Granges Paquenesses Côtes du Jura "La Pierre" Savagnin Ouillé

2016 Buronfosse Côtes du Jura "Entre Deux" Savagnin Sous Voile

2015 Tissot Arbois Savagnin Sous Voile

2014 Montbourgeau Etoile Chardonnay Sous-Voile

$50 for the flight, that will start at 6 pm, we have 10 seats available!

Special snack by Chef Moya and his team!

To book please contact @racines_ny at info@racinesny.com. See you Tuesday!


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 Domaine de TREVALLON & Ostiane Dürrbach -Wine Dinner, Wednesday 27th of April
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

Domaine de TREVALLON & Ostiane Dürrbach -Wine Dinner, Wednesday 27th of April

Racines NY is glad to welcome Ostiane Dürrbach from Domaine de Trevallon for a very special dinner featuring 8 different vintages!


Just a short distance from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, on the north side of the Alpilles, is the Domaine de Trévallon, situated in the village of Saint-Etienne-du-Grès.
Here, everywhere, limestone emerges from the ground. It is ubiquitous and shapes this harsh, dry land.
Around the old farmhouse, the vineyards spread out over 17 hectares amid this vibrant and protected countryside.

Eloi Dürrbach planted his first vineyard in the Alpilles in 1973. 15 hectares of red are produced, made from equal amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, and 2 hectares made mainly from Marsanne et Roussanne.

We couldn't be more happy to have among us Ostiane, Eloi's daughter, for this evening. Chef Diego Moya put together a beautiful 4 courses dinner to pair with those Provencal wines full of character.

We will pour:

2017 Domaine de Trévallon Blanc
2009 Domaine de Trévallon Blanc
2016 Domaine de Trévallon Rouge
2012 Domaine de Trévallon Rouge
2010 Domaine de Trévallon Rouge
2009 Domaine de Trévallon Rouge
2007 Domaine de Trévallon Rouge
2001 Domaine de Trévallon Rouge

Dinner will be hosted on Wednesday, March 27 at 7PM. $195+Tax&Gratuity.
Limited Seating. For reservations, please call the restaurant at 212-227-3400 or email us atinfo@racinesny.com
We look forward having you for this awesome dinner!

The Racines NY team.

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MONDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - The greatness of Loire Valley White, Tessa LAROCHE (Savnnières Roche-aux-Moines) & Thibaut BOULAY (Sancerre)
Mar
25
5:30 PM17:30

MONDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - The greatness of Loire Valley White, Tessa LAROCHE (Savnnières Roche-aux-Moines) & Thibaut BOULAY (Sancerre)

This Monday, 25th of March we are super lucky to welcome behind the bar 2 fantastic vignerons from the Loire, Tessa Laroche from Domaine aux Moines in Savennières and Thibaut Boulay from Domaine Boulay in Sancerre (an estate dating back to 1380). Two very different expressions of the greatness of white wines in the Loire, from the schist of Roche Aux Moines to the superb Kimmeridgian marls of Chavignol - Les Monts Dammés, La Grande Côte and Clos De Beaujeu. We will do a mini-vertical of Tessa's, and an exploration of the different cuvées made by Gérard, including his work with Pinot Noir. 

Tessa and Thibaut will be there from 5.30 to 7.30, and we will continue to pour the flight all night, with a special bite by Chef @diegomoya.

$35 for 6 wines. See you on Monday - and more to come for the rest of the week!

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THURSDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - HERVE VILLEMADE IN THE HOUSE!
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

THURSDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - HERVE VILLEMADE IN THE HOUSE!

This Thursday 21st and Spring Day, we are thrilled to  welcome a very special guest behind the bar at Racines NY. When our friends at Louis/Dressner Selections told us Hervé Villemade would be in town, we had to invite him to pour his absolutely fantastic wines, and share his passion with you. A fighter of Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny AOCs and no BS viticulture & winemaking, Hervé magnifies what romorantin, pinot, gamay can do in this part of Touraine. Organically certified, using a tiny bit of sulfur only if needed at bottling (he is very allergic to it), his wines are some of the most transparent examples of low intervention vinification. Chef Diego as usual now will prepare a special bite to pair with the wines! Check instagram or our website - the line up will be announced shortly.

See you starting 6pm at the bar!

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TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - 3/19 Chad STOCK presents his unique MINIMUS & OMERO wines
Mar
19
5:30 PM17:30

TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - 3/19 Chad STOCK presents his unique MINIMUS & OMERO wines

This Tuesday, the Racines NY team is super excited to welcome behind the bar Chad Stock from MINIMUS, one of the most iconoclast winemakers in Oregon! In constant search, Chad is experimenting to our highest pleasure, delivering unique yet utterly delicious wines. He has different lines, with different philosophies.The Omero wines are super accessible, more classic, paying tribute to the history of the Willamette Valley. The Minimus are one-off experiments, never repeating themselves, pushing all the boundaries of the region, the grape, the vessel, the winemaking, etc. etc. Tuesday night, Chad will pour 5 wines to your delight:


2016 Omero, Chardonnay 
2016 Minimus,  Mt. Eden Chardonnay 
2017 Minimus, Sauvignon Blanc Amphorae 
2016 Minimus, Illegal Rose

2016 Minimus, Grenache Soloro     

Be ready to have your palate and your brain on fire! 
Flight is at $35, we will start pouring at 5.30. First Come First Serve. See you Tuesday! 

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TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - 3/12 A BEAUJOLAIS EXPLORATION WITH DAVID LILLIE
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - 3/12 A BEAUJOLAIS EXPLORATION WITH DAVID LILLIE

This Tuesday March 12th, please join David Lillie from @chambersstwines for a celebration of Beaujolais! It will be a fantastic occasion to taste and explore the different variations of Gamay grown in the myriad of terroirs the region offers. Fleurie, Chiroubles, Régnié, Morgon, the beautiful work of these benchmark vignerons - Alain Coudert, Christian Ducroux, Georges Descombes, Jean-Louis Dutraive, Jean-Paul Thevenet, Jean-Claude Chanudet - will reveal the diversity and identity of these crus. 

2017 Domaine Chamonard, Fleurie, "La Madone"

2017 Jean-Paul Thevenet, Morgon, "Vieilles Vignes"

2015 Jean-Louis Dutraive, Fleurie, "La Part des Grives"

2014 Georges Descombes, Chiroubles

2013 Christian Ducroux, (Régnié), "Patience"

2009 Clos de la Roilette, Fleurie, "Cuvée Tardive"

You don't want to miss this tasting! Flight at $35, starting at 6pm, reservation recommended at info@racinesny.com

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THURSDAY, MARCH 7TH - JULIEN GUILLOT / CLOS DES VIGNES DU MAYNES AT THE BAR
Mar
7
6:30 PM18:30

THURSDAY, MARCH 7TH - JULIEN GUILLOT / CLOS DES VIGNES DU MAYNES AT THE BAR

This Thursday 7th we are really happy to welcome behind the bar starting 6.30pm one of our favorite vignerons - Julien Guillot from Vignes du Maynes, thanks to our friends at Chambers Street Wines and Camille Riviere Selection!

Julien is a real modern time wine hero producing some of the most compelling Burgundy in the southern part of the region around Cruzilles (Mâcon).

In his words “ The vineyard has never had any chemicals used on it and has always been farmed with the greatest respect for the earth. From the very outset, my grandfather decided to make wine organically, using no chemicals, herbicides, pesticides or sulphur. My father, Alain, later took over the domaine, keeping the same philosophy. I joined the domaine in 1998, which is when I introduced the first biodynamic preparations. I then took over the domaine officially in 2001 and decided to convert the entire vineyard of seven hectares to biodynamic farming”.

In David Lillie & Amanda Bowman’s words “The Clos du Vignes du Maynes in Cruzilles is a sort of alternate universe to modern Burgundy, possessing fabulous terroir and living soils and wines that are vinified naturally with zero or minimal sulfur. The reds here are made with a unique combination of carbonic and traditional fermentations with zero added SO2. The whites are made in a Burgundian style, with very long, slow fermentations and long aging on the lees without racking, and usually with a small addition of SO2. “.

We will pour some wines from Julien’s pristine négoce as well as the exceptional wines of le Clos des Vignes du Maynes: 

2017 Julien Guillot Bourgogne Aligote "Aligo-Rythm"

2016 Julien Guillot Macon-Chardonnay "Clos Fourneau"

2016 Clos des Vignes du Maynes Macon-Cruzille "Aragonite"

2016 Julien Guillot Beaujolais "Ultimatum Climat"

2017 Clos des Vignes du Maynes Macon-Cruzille "Cuvee 910"

2017 Clos des Vignes du Maynes Macon-Cruzille "Manganite"

Flight $45, reservation recommended! See you Thursday

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Winemaker Dinner with Carole and Dany Chastan of Clos du Joncuas, Gigondas
Mar
5
7:00 PM19:00

Winemaker Dinner with Carole and Dany Chastan of Clos du Joncuas, Gigondas

On Tuesday, March 5th, we have the great pleasure to host Dany and Carole Chastan of the Clos du Joncuas in Gigondas for a truly exceptional winemaker dinner at Racines NY!  We will pour the estate's current releases, including the superb Seguret Blanc, Gigondas Rosé, Seguret Rouge, Vacqueyras Rouge and Gigondas Rouge, as well as the 2015 Vieilles Vignes "Esprit de Grenache," and older vintages of Gigondas Rouge, including 2012, 2010 and 2006. Racine's wonderful new Chef, Diego Moya, will work with Sommelière Pascaline Lepeltier (Meilleure Sommelière de France 2018) to create a special menu based upon the traditional recipe's suggested by the Chastans. This will be a convivial evening of outstanding cuisine and wine, including lively commentary by Carole and Dany Chastan and Ms. Lepeltier (In French and English!) that should not be missed! Seating is limited - please order below - and we've included our current invotory of these distinctive wines for purchase.

Ticket available at: https://www.chambersstwines.com/Articles/12416/winemaker-dinner-with-carole-and-dany-chastan-of-clos-du-joncuas-gigondas-tuesd

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TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - 3/5 The superb, old-fashioned wines of Clos du Joncuas
Mar
5
5:30 PM17:30

TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - 3/5 The superb, old-fashioned wines of Clos du Joncuas

This Tuesday, join us at the bar at Racines NY for a tasting of superb, old-fashioned Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Seguret crafted with unique care by the Chastan family.  David Lillie from and Pascaline will welcome Dany and Carole Chastan who run today the estate. 

In David's words: "Le Clos du Joncuas, founded in 1920 by Pierre Auguste Chastan, has always farmed with natural methods and has been officially organic since 1980. The estate's Gigondas vines are on slopes below the Dentelles de Montmirail on soils of clay with dolomite and gypsum over the limestone of the Dentelles and average 40 to 90 years old. Vinifications here are entirely old-school; whole-clusters fermented with wild yeasts in cement and aged in old barrels. Especially brilliant is the  "Esprit de Grenache" from 60 year-old massale selection vines. Clos du Joncuas also has excellent parcels in neighboring Vacqueyras and Séguret. Rounding out their production is an oustanding Gigondas Rosé, certainly one of the finest in the Southern Rhône, and a superb Séguret Blanc made from 50% Clairette, with Roussanne and Marsanne.

Although unknown in the US - the wines of Clos du Joncuas are not made in a style favored by most American wine writers - these are outstanding wines of terroir that benefit from three generations of natural farming and vinifications with minimal intervention. We urge you to try them!" 

We will pour a flight of 6 wines: 

2017 Domaine de la Garancière, CdR-Séguret, Blanc

2017 Clos du Joncuas, Gigondas, Rosé

2015 Domaine de la Garancière, CdR-Séguret

2016 Clos du Joncuas, Vacqueyras, La Font de Papier

2016 Clos du Joncuas, Gigondas

2015 Clos du Joncuas, Gigondas, Esprit de Grenache

Flight will be at $40, we will start to pour at 5.30.

Chef Diego Moya will create for the occasion a special bar snack to go with the flight.

Reservation is recommended at info@racinesny.com.

See you Tuesday night!


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TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - 2/26 - A VINEYARD OF EARTHY DELIGHTS!
Feb
26
5:30 PM17:30

TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - 2/26 - A VINEYARD OF EARTHY DELIGHTS!

This Tuesday 2/26 at the bar at Racines NY please join David Lillie and Pascaline for a fantastic flight of rare favorites. They will take you on a journey through Burgundy, Jura, Loire and Rhône, telling you the story of the amazing vigneron & vigneronne behind each bottle. 

We will enjoy

2016 Alice & Olivier De Moor, Chablis, Humeur du Temps

2014 Pont de Breux, Côtes du Jura, Poulsard 

2013 Clos Roche Blanche, Touraine, Pif 

2010 Château de Coulaine, Chinon, Picasses 

2016 Domaine de l'Anglore, VdF (Tavel), Traverses 

2015 Pierre & Jean Gonon, VdP de l'Ardèche, Les Îles Feray

Flight at $45, we will start at 5.30 until poured out, we recommend you to reserve at info@racinesny.com

See you Tuesday! 

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TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - 2/19 LA GRANGE TIPHAINE / DAMIEN DELECHENEAU
Feb
19
6:00 PM18:00

TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - 2/19 LA GRANGE TIPHAINE / DAMIEN DELECHENEAU

Back on our regular schedule (after 2 weeks touring France with David & Eben Lillie to find new gems :)), when you can come and discover new wines, vignerons, regions, every Tuesday night at the bar at Racines. And for this come back we could not be happier to welcome one of our favorite winemakers - Damien Delecheneau from La Grange Tiphaine in Montlouis-sur-Loire & Amboise! 

Damien with his wife Coralie are probably today sone one of the most gifted, forward-thinking, soil-dedicated, and nice, producers in the Loire Valley. They are producing a superb range of wines, in every style and color, and everything is stunningly delicious! 

Please stop by starting 6pm Tuesday night to taste their fantastic work, and chat with the man himself! We will pour a flight of 6 wines for $40, including his new single vineyard Les Epinays, for its first official release (and soon to be a benchmark in the universe of dry #chenincheninchenin).

No need to reserve! See you Tuesday! 

2015 Montlouis-sur-Loire, Nouveu-Nez

2016 Montlouis-sur-Loire, Nouveau-Nez

2017 Touraine-Amboise, Bel Air

2016 Montlouis-sur-Loire, Les Epinays

2016 Touraine, Clef de Sol Rouge

2016 Touraine-Amboise, Côt Vieilles Vignes

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TOUR DE FRANCE SERIES - CHAMPAGNE with John McIlwain
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

TOUR DE FRANCE SERIES - CHAMPAGNE with John McIlwain

After a very successful first dinner paying tribute to the Loire Valley, we are moving North-East to go visit Champagne for our second stage of Racines' "Tour de France" Dinner Series on Thursday November 1st. For this dinner Champagne lover & expert John McIlwain from Chambers Street Wines put together a fantastic line up of wines exploring the different aspects of the region and style.
Once again Chef Paul Liebrandt will re-invent traditional dishes from the region, to be paired with a wild selection of both classic and off-the-beaten-path wines from our favorite producers.

MENU

AMUSE-BOUCHE
Champagne Sans SO2 

Laurent Benard NV Extra Brut 1er cru Les Sept Arpents Vibrato 

OYSTER EN GELEE & CAVIAR 
Terroirs in a Village with Contrées 2009
(same grape, harvest date, vinification, élevage, disgorgement date)
 
Contrées 2009 Les Riceys Val du Clos par Olivier Horiot 
Contrées 2009 Les Riceys Escharère par Olivier Horiot 
Contrées 2009 Les Riceys Val Bazot par Arnaud Lamoureux 
Contrées 2009 Les Riceys Fragonoy par Arnaud Lamoureux 1st Main

GNOCCHI I MATSUTAKE I BABY LEEK 
Distinct & lesser known Terroirs :  Oiry I Mont Benoît I Congy 

Suenen 2014 Oiry Grand Cru 
Emmanuel Brochet 14 base 1er cru Le Mont Benoit 
Ulysse Collin 2014 Blanc de Noirs Les Maillons  

POULARDE I JUS DE FOIE GRAS I LENTILS 
Still Champagnes! 

Horiot 2009 Rosé des Riceys En Valingrain 
Horiot 2013 Rosé des Riceys En Valingrain 
Benoit Marguet 2015 Coteaux Blanc 
Benoit Marguet 2015 Coteaux Rouge 

COMTE
Solera 

Bérêche 2012 Base Reflets d'Antan 1er cru 
R. Pouillon NV Solera 
Mystery Wine 

$250 per person (+ Tax and Gratuity) - Dinner starts at 7pm.

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TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS - The New Spain! Ariana Rolich presents some of her favorite producers from Catalunya, Gredos and Galicia!
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS - The New Spain! Ariana Rolich presents some of her favorite producers from Catalunya, Gredos and Galicia!

This Tuesday, 10/30 join us for an exciting evening as our dear friend Ariana Rolich will focus on Catalonia, Galicia, and Gredos, pouring 6 wines by Oriol Artigas, Ruben Diaz, Terroir al Limit, Silice Viticultores and Els Jelipins. Come share Ariana's vast knowledge and enthusiasm for these unique natural wines!

The line-up

    Oriol Artigas 2016 Alella "La Bella" Pansa Blanca 

    Ruben Diaz 2015 Sierra de Gredos "Fiorel-la" Crianza Biologica (Albillo Real) 

    Terroir al Limit Priorat 2016 "Roc d'Aubaga" Clarete (Garnacha Blanca / Gris / Tinta)

    Silice Viticultores 2016 Ribeira Sacra (non-DO) Tinto 

    Els Jelipins 2013 Penedès (non-DO) Sumoll 

    Ruben Diaz 2014 Sierra de Gredos "Cuesta del Tejar" Garnacha 

$35 for 6 half-pours, begins at 6pm at the bar!

See you then!

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HAPPY WINEMAKER HOUR this Friday 26th - Héloïse Gautherot from VOUETTE & SORBEE
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

HAPPY WINEMAKER HOUR this Friday 26th - Héloïse Gautherot from VOUETTE & SORBEE

This Friday starting at 6pm, we are very exciting to welcome at the bar Héloïse Gautherot, the daughter of Bertrand, now involved with her father in the production of one of our absolute favorite Champagnes - Vouette & Sorbée (it was Pascaline’s wedding champagne :)! Since 1988, Bertrand and his wife Hélène have been a powerful and inspirational advocate for biodynamic farming and necessity of biodiversity in the vineyards. With their first release of Fidèle 2001, they are showing how real care of the vines can be truly tasted in the bottle. Working mostly with Pinot Noir, a tiny bit of Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc in the southern Aube on Kimmerdgian slopes (Vouette) et a little Portlandian (Sorbée), their artisanal Champagnes are some of the most transparent and delightful ones you can enjoy! Please join us at the bar with Héloïse if you want to taste and discover more these beautiful wines. We will pour Fidèle and Bland d'Argile both 2015 base out of magnum. See you soon @racinesny. #realwine #vinvivant # vinsdevignerons #vinsdevigneronnes #vouetteetsorbée #kimmeridgian #portlandian # biodynamicwine 

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TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS - De Moor's beautiful Burgundy, and a treat!
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

TUESDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS - De Moor's beautiful Burgundy, and a treat!

Please join us for a very special event, a tasting of the rare and scintillating Burgundies of Alice and Olivier De Moor, this Tuesday 10/23 beginning at 6pm! Arnaud, Pascaline and David will be on hand to pour five Burgundies from the De Moors including Bourgogne Blanc, Aligoté and Chablis, with a superb surprise poured blind, as well as the wonderful 2015 Vignes du Maynes "les Chassagnes" - $45 for 6 half-pours. Don't miss this opportunity to experience these beautiful wines!

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SPECIAL MONDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - Gwenaëlle Croix / Pépière + Mélanie Tarlant / Champagne Tarlant + Marie Luneau / Lunea-Papin
Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

SPECIAL MONDAY NIGHT FLIGHT - Gwenaëlle Croix / Pépière + Mélanie Tarlant / Champagne Tarlant + Marie Luneau / Lunea-Papin

Monday night, don’t miss three amazing vigneronnes, pouring their superb wines: Gwenaëlle Croix, Mélanie Tarlant, Marie Luneau! Join us at bar at Racines at 7 pm to enjoy some fantastic expression of Muscadets & Champagnes!

Since 1984, Domaine de la Pépière has been producing delicious Muscadet, harvesting by hand and fermenting with wild yeasts, with conversion to organic and biodynamic farming, quickly becoming a leader in quality in the region. The new cuvée, Cru Communal Gorges, is from the outstanding 2014 vintage and was produced from old vines on Gabbro. It was aged 42 months on the lees and is now showing beautifully - for current drinking or long-term aging. Gwenaëlle will also pour the 2015 Clisson, to give more perspectives on the different soils expression through the lense of the Crus Communaux.

For many generations, Domaine Luneau-Papin has been one of the very top domaines of Muscadet, producing pure, vibrant wines from their terroirs of schist, gneiss, granite and serpentine. Marie will pour two new arrivals: the great 2014 "L d'Or" from granite soils and the 2017  "Terre de Pierre" from serpentine soils on the unique rocky Butte de la Roche.

Champagne Tarlant consists of 14 hectares of vines spread far and wide over 55 parcels of Pinot Noir (50%), Chardonnay (30%) and Pinot Meunier (20%). Small amounts of Champagne's "forgotten"grapes" -Pinot Blanc, Arbanne and Petit Meslier - are also planted. In the vines, chemicals are never used and biodiversity is prioritized. The big particularity of the Tarlant Champagnes is that the vast majority of the production (80%) is bottled without dosage. In such, the house's entry level cuvées sport a Zéro labeling to them: the base Zéro is the Tarlant's calling card, and consists of a non vintage, no dosage wine made equal parts Pinot Noir, Meunier and Chardonnay. Zéro Rosé is a majority of Chardonnay with a bit of still Pinot Noir for color. Cuvée Louis is their homage to great, great grandfather Louis Tarlant and the top of the top from Tarlant's single vineyard offerings: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from a single parcel of 65 year old vines (originally planted by Louis himself!) called Les Crayons, vinified and aged in oak.

The vigneronnes will pour:

2015 Domaine de la Pépière, “Clisson”

2014 Domaine de la Pépière, “Gorges”

2017 Domaine Lunea-Papin, Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine sur Lie, “Terre de Pierre”

2014 Domaine Luneau-Papin, Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine sur Lie, L d’Or

NV Champagne Tarlant, Zéro Rosé

NV Champagne Tarlant, Cuvée Louis

See you at the bar! No reservation neeeded!

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Tuesday Night Flights - Bellivière & Roche Bleue, discover the unique expression of Chenin & Pineau d'Aunis in the Loir Valley.
Oct
9
5:59 PM17:59

Tuesday Night Flights - Bellivière & Roche Bleue, discover the unique expression of Chenin & Pineau d'Aunis in the Loir Valley.

This Tuesday 9th from 6pm on, Pascaline will be behind the bar pouring some of here favorite wines, the superb Domaines de Bellivière and de la Roche Bleue! For those we are not familiar with the intricacy of this area of the Loire Valley, you want to attend this tasting!

In the words of David Lillie: ”Curnonsky, (1872 - 1956) Prince of Gastronomy, declared that "Jasnières is, three times each century, the greatest white wine in the world!" Happily, with global warming, this tiny appellation north of Tours now produces outstanding wines more often. The tiny appellations of Jasnières and Coteaux du Loir, each with only about 75 hectares of vines, are located on south facing hills along the Loir river north of Tours, on bedrock of Turonian limestone with, varied soils of clays with silex and sands with mica. (The Bellivière Cuvée Calligramme, for instance, includes parcels on 9 different soils!) Considered to have the best terroir and exposure, Jasnières consists of one undulating slope in the communes of Lhomme and Ruillé-sur-Loir and produces only white wines from Chenin Blanc, while the geographically larger Coteaux-du-Loir also produces reds and rosés primarily from Pineau d'Aunis, with small quantities of Gamay, Cot and Cabernet Franc as well. Although somewhat protected by forests to the north, the cool climate helps create vibrant dry wines, with firm acidity that cellar beautifully, and demi-sec and sweet wines that are beautifully balanced, though rarely produced. This bucolic and forgotten region became better known in the 1980s through the efforts of growers such as Joel Gigou and has recently attracted a small number of talented vignerons who have resurrected old vineyards and replanted abandoned hillsides, bringing Curnonsky's declaration back to life on a regular basis...

Domaine de Bellivière was created by Christine and Eric Nicolas in 1995 when they purchased La Ferme de Bellivière, (previously rented by Louis Derré) along with 3.5 hectares of vines. Currently with 7 hectares in Jasnières and 9 hectares in Coteaux-du-Loir, this intelligent and soft-spoken couple, now along with their son Clément, are the leaders in the region due to their inspired organic and biodynamic farming and their dedication to quality in every aspect of vineyard management and winemaking. All vineyard treatments are organic, careful plowing is done to protect soil fauna and minimal organic composts are applied. New plantings are by massale-selection from their old vines, vinifications are in barrel with wild yeasts, and their new cuverie permits all handling of the grapes and wine by gravity without pumping. Tastings with them have always been joyous discoveries with thoughtful commentary from both these exceptional vignerons.

Domaine de la Roche Bleue was established in 2008 by Sébastien Cornille, a native of Sancerre, with 3.5 hectares in Jasnières and 1.5 hectares in the Coteaux-du-Loir. Now totaling about 6.5 hectares, the estate is certified organic and operates with respect to the lunar calendar in the vines and in the cellar. Sébastien works the soils without deep plowing, harvests by hand, vinifies with wild yeasts without additives and uses minimal SO2. We met Sébastien "after hours" at our favorite organic/biodynamic trade show in Angers and were immediately impressed with his pure, expressive wines and with the focus and commitment of the vigneron”.

We will pour

Domaine de Bellivière Jasnières Calligramme 2015

Domaine de Bellivière Coteaux-du-Loir Vieilles Vignes Eparses 2005

Domaine de Bellivière Coteaux-du-Loir Rouge Gorge 2016

Domaine de la Roche Bleue Jasnières Sec 2017

Domaine de la Roche Bleue Jasnières Le Clos des Molières 2015

Domaine de la Roche Bleue Coteaux-du-Loir Belle D'Aunis 2017

You don't want to miss these jewels! See you on Tuesday!

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