Wine Tasting at Tribeca Grill yesterday: Italian and French wines

Just a quick note to mention that I was lucky to be invited by Jeff of Michael Skurnik wines to their Vinitaly ( Italian Wine)tasting which this year was combined with Daniel Johnnes selections from France. The tasting took place at Tribeca Grill at midday yesterday. I did not see Robert de Niro waiting, just noticed his paintings hanging on the walls.
Two producers who especially got my attention were Domaine Saint Prefert (Chateuneuf-du-Pape) and Santa Lucia (Puglia) which besides the wines also offer eco-tourism.
I will get into more details over this event in the coming days.

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