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A Wine Expo and a New Manhattan Club

It was a perfect warm spring day as I attended the New York City Wine Expo and  got to spend some time catching up with a friend at a new Manhattan club . I had never been to the New York Wine Expo before and was very surprised by the variety of wine regions represented at the Jacob Javits Center.  The nearby Finger Lakes was well represented and proved to many how different Rieslings can be. I stopped by and tasted some unusual Greek wines before spending awhile checking out La Strada del Vino, a region of Tuscany. I sampled some excellent Chianti’s and talked about planning a trip there this coming fall. Another region I am expecting to get to soon is New Zealand and they had some of their famous sauvignon blanc out. There were also plenty of tastings at the Côtes de Rhône table,  as well as a representation from South Africa that included an unusual sweet Shiraz (Jam Jar). I found some unusual wines, such as Renee-Hugues Gay Wines, Happy Bitch Wine and Middle