Union Square Wines & Spirits recently hosted a wine tasting of NYU alums. There were some trays of Murray’s cheese (standard at a NYC party) and Italian meats, pates and other finger foods. The event was for the NYU Women’s Initiative and the wines of the evening were all produced by female-owned wineries. We were given some info on the wines and the women who make them. Then the sampling began, from white to red: Lini 910 NV Labrusca Lambrusco Bianco (Emilia-Romagna, Italy); Shinn Estate Vineyards 2011 Chardonnay (North Fork of Long Island); Heidi Schroeck 2009 Ried Vogelsang (Burgenland, Austria); DeMorgenzon 2011 Garden Vineyards Rose (Stellenbosch, South Africa); Foradori 2009 Teroldego Vignetti delle Dolomiti (Trentino, Italy); Herdade do Esporao 2010 Quatro Castas (Alentejano, Portugal); and Dominio de Atauta 2009 Parada de Atauta (Ribera del Duero, Spain).
My favorite of the evening was the Austrian wine. It had a crisp, clean taste that appealed to me. I enjoyed learning about wineries run by women. This was a perfectly planned event for a women’s group.
In addition to hosting private events, Union Square Wines & Spirits also hosts its own tastings. Some upcoming ones include vodka, gin and a tapas party.