2014 Raphael Estate Merlot: Wine Review

Raphael Estate Merlot is an elegant, structured wine with bright fruit aromas, a medium body and balanced acidity. Hand harvested, wild fermented and bottled unfiltered and un-fined. Showing notes of blackberries, graphite and black olive, blend with fine tannins and contribute to a lingering finish. Advertisements

Le Pif Uncorked

Calling all wine lovers! Whether you’re a certified connoisseur or a wine novice, you’ll see we have something in common: we love wine. All wine. But we’re particularly excited about French wine.

Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival: Fall Edition

Experience the event Thrillist said was one of the things “You Absolutely Have to Do in NYC.” Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival is back this November! New York Wine Events is transforming Industry City (Directions) into an East Coast Napa Valley PLUS Artisanal Food extravaganza — along with some amazing Brooklyn restaurants. Attendees…

A Man’s Guide To Wine

People have been drinking wine for thousands of years – ever since the vineyard was invented. But today, wine drinking is a lot more than just glugging down a bottle of your favorite red. It’s all part and parcel of the culture. The problem is that a lot of us don’t have a clue what…

Beginner Wine Tasting: Doing It Right

How simple was it back before you knew how to really enjoy your wine? Like those days back in college, just unscrew the cap (no cork!) pour and drink. For young wine drinkers, everything from inspecting the bottle to swirling, sniffing and tasting can be intimidating when out at a high-end restaurant. It’s not like…

Welcome To NYC Wine Guys

We (Greg and Ray) would like to welcome you to a new veture between 2 friends. Every time Ray and Greg got together it always began with some wine. it could be Greg’s homemade wine or spending some time out at the Long Island wineries. This last time, we got to talking about starting a new veture. “What if we were to start a wine blog?” This was the question as we entere Raphael Vieyards.