with Dan Belmont
After the year we’ve all had, the upcoming holidays will be an even more special time to give thanks. There is no better pairing for your Thanksgiving feast, from appetizers to dessert, than New York wines. Perhaps a sparkler to kick things off, and a crisp dry Riesling or a playful Cabernet Franc to compliment rich foods – each part of your day can be accentuated with wine. Celebrate our local bounty, learn about our winemaking community, and see just how these wines can make your cherished holiday traditions even more memorable.
▸ Swedish Hill Blanc de Blanc NV
▸ Chateau LaFayette Reneau Seyval-Chardonnay NV
▸ Hosmer Winery 2017 Single Wheel Riesling
▸ Nostrano 2019 Estate Pinot Noir
▸ Keuka Spring Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Franc
▸ Lenz Winery 2014 Estate Selection Cabernet Sauvignon
This session was recorded live on:
November 20, 2020
▸ Dave Peterson, Owner, Swedish Hill Winery
▸ Ryan Bossert, Owner, Chateau LaFayette Reneau
▸ Julia Hoyle, Winemaker, Hosmer Winery
▸ Nic Bozzo, Winemaker/Owner, Nostrano Vineyards
▸ Lynne Fahy, Winemaker, Keuka Spring Vineyards
▸ Jerol Bailey, Lenz Winery
About the Moderator:
Dan has spent hundreds of classroom hours thrilling guests with wine & cheese education on both sides of the Atlantic. From the restaurant floor to festivals, television & radio – Dan shares his passion and curiosity for the world of wine and aims to inspire his guests to start their own life-long journey of wine appreciation. He fell in love with wine visiting the Finger Lakes wine region in New York State and has since worked as a brand ambassador and hospitality consultant for several notable Finger Lakes producers and the statewide industry, as well as a judge at the New York State Wine Classic in 2019.
Dan is a certified American Wine Expert and holds the Level 3 certification in Wines & Spirits from the WSET. He led the education departments of NYC’s famed Murray’s Cheese, the largest artisan cheese retailer in the US, and Bedales of Borough, a trio of London wine bars inspired by market-driven fare. Dan currently lives in London with his wife, where he is the Wine Ambassador for Liebherr UK, and proudly supports a variety of international trade associations and producers as a presenter, educator & judge. His decade-plus of experience is the engine behind his latest work – goodwinexgoodpeople.com – now shipping personalised mixed cases UK-wide!
You can find him on Instagram @dbcheesynyc & @goodwinexgoodpeople