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Wine dinner with Mark Vlossak of St. Innocent

by JC (NC) » Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:01 pm

Commercial in nature but I have no profit motive here.
I won't be able to attend but received an e-mail that Burgundy Wine Company (NYC) is hosting a wine dinner with Mark Vlossak a week from today (Wednesday, Sept. 13, 6:30 PM). Six-course dinner with seven St. Innocent wines (mostly 2004 vintage) at The Tasting Room at 264 Elizabeth Street between Houston and Prince. Contact the restaurant for reservations: 212-358-7831. Cost is $150 (not including tax or gratuity).
There may be someone in the NY area on WLDG who would be interested.

I recently attended two nights and two days of the Pinehurst Food and Wine Festival and will report back on it later in the week. One highlight was a tasting of Inniskillen ice wines and another was an educational seminar with Banfi wines including the Brunello di Montalcino Poggio all'Oro Riserva only made in the best vintages. Some of the cuisine was spectacular as well.
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Re: Wine dinner with Mark Vlossak of St. Innocent

by Bob Ross » Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:04 pm

Thanks for posting JC. I've enjoyed Mark's wines and would love to meet him. Regards, Bob
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Re: Wine dinner with Mark Vlossak of St. Innocent

by Jason Hagen » Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:06 pm

That should be awesome. It is great to hear Mark talk about wine.... and his 04s are amazing.

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Re: Wine dinner with Mark Vlossak of St. Innocent

by Jenise » Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:41 pm

Jason, welcome to the forum--haven't seen your name before. And I agree--JC, I'm sorry you can't attend that dinner. I would love to hear your thoughts on Mark's 04 White Rose. I'm totally bezonkers about that wine.
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Re: Wine dinner with Mark Vlossak of St. Innocent

by Jason Hagen » Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:35 am

Jenise wrote:Jason, welcome to the forum--haven't seen your name before. And I agree--JC, I'm sorry you can't attend that dinner. I would love to hear your thoughts on Mark's 04 White Rose. I'm totally bezonkers about that wine.


Thanks for the welcome. I popped over here when my friend Dr. Dietz sent me a link to a thread you had started on the White Rose. He knows I am a bit of a SI fanatic. I am planning on opening a White Rose on Friday. Normally I would wait on the WRs but it sounds like the 04 has a lot to offer right now. In February I tasted it out of the barrel but it was a bit awkward at that stage.

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Re: Wine dinner with Mark Vlossak of St. Innocent

by Jenise » Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:07 am

So we're both SI fanatics and friends of Jim's? Neat--you must be the 'source' he spoke of. How long have you been a fan? I discovered SI with the 91 Seven Springs, and then a couple years later I was riding around on a bus down McMinneville way and heard this pediatrician telling how he got these grapes from one of his patients...it was Mark talking about the SS vineyard. Very cool. I have bought SI in every vintage since, typically the SS but sometimes others.
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Re: Wine dinner with Mark Vlossak of St. Innocent

by David M. Bueker » Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:21 am

Jenise wrote:I have bought SI in every vintage since, typically the SS but sometimes others.


So why are you buying the Sports Illustrated Swim Suit issue? :twisted:
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Re: Wine dinner with Mark Vlossak of St. Innocent

by Jenise » Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:54 am

It's Yaniger's copy. Lots of stains, and I don't think they're all tofu....
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Re: Wine dinner with Mark Vlossak of St. Innocent

by Jason Hagen » Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:27 pm

Jenise wrote:So we're both SI fanatics and friends of Jim's? Neat--you must be the 'source' he spoke of.


Yes, yes and yes.

Jenise wrote: How long have you been a fan? I discovered SI with the 91 Seven Springs, and then a couple years later I was riding around on a bus down McMinneville way and heard this pediatrician telling how he got these grapes from one of his patients...it was Mark talking about the SS vineyard. Very cool. I have bought SI in every vintage since, typically the SS but sometimes others.



The first SI I had was the 96 Brickhouse. With a name like that how could I not try it. Loved it. I first connected with Mark around 2000 and have tried to visit at least once a year. Great guy, great wine and wine philosophy...and great prices.

If your not already buying them make sure not to miss the whites. The Pinot Gris and Blanc are fantastic and his 04 Chards are not to be missed. If you like subtlety in your Chard.

I have included a link to a write up I did after my last visit. Me and a friend stopped writing on this blog but here is a link if you are interested. http://thescrutiny.blogspot.com/2006/02/oregon-trail.html

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Re: Wine dinner with Mark Vlossak of St. Innocent

by Jason Hagen » Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:29 pm

Jenise wrote:It's Yaniger's copy. Lots of stains, and I don't think they're all tofu....


I'll be leaving this BB now. :lol:

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Re: Wine dinner with Mark Vlossak of St. Innocent

by Clint Hall » Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:46 am

Has anyone tasted the 04 St. I Seven Springs and Anden? (I see a local wine shop is about to get them.) I like the 04 Temperance Hill and love the 04 Shea and bought both.
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Re: Wine dinner with Mark Vlossak of St. Innocent

by Jason Hagen » Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:44 pm

Clint Hall wrote:Has anyone tasted the 04 St. I Seven Springs and Anden? (I see a local wine shop is about to get them.) I like the 04 Temperance Hill and love the 04 Shea and bought both.


Mine are being held at the winery until cooler weather. I did taste them out of the barrel but can't say how they turned out. I am sure they will be great but probably not early drinkers. Especially the Anden.

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Re: Wine dinner with Mark Vlossak of St. Innocent

by Jenise » Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:04 am

Mark said that the 04 is almost identical to the 93, which he then went on to say was his favorite and longest-lasting vintage of SS. If you trust him on that, 04's not a vintage to miss.
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