Please join us for an evening wine tasting on Monday, June 25th at Branch Line in Watertown. Seasonal menu items from the team that established Eastern Standard and Island Creek Oyster Bar will be paired with exceptional wines selected by Skinner Specialists highlighting items in the upcoming June 26 Fine Wines & Rare Spirits Auction.… Read More
Skinner Auctioneer Marie Keep will serve as auctioneer for the Berkshire Museum Wine Gala & Auction. The net proceeds from this biennial event which began in 1993 support the Berkshire Museum’s innovative education programs that provide more than 16,000 educational experiences in the arts and natural science for local schoolchildren each year.
The other night, a client asked me how I approach tasting a wine. We were about to sit down to a dinner at Troquet and Chris Campbell, the wine director for the restaurant, had laid out what looked like a chess set worth of glasses for each diner. I’ve learned that the best way to keep track of wines at a dinner like this is to take semi-formal tasting notes.
There are several popular resources for tasting notes and each taster has his or her own way of doing things.… Read More