HOW-TO: Pick a Great Wine!

By   |   April 23, 2014   |   Love

Image Gal was delighted to be invited to the Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux Wine Tasting earlier this month. Here’s her take on the best of the bunch.


It was a sea of attractive people drinking fabulous wine inside STK Midtown. When presented with the various bottles of wine, I used the “Buy Wine Now!” app to record my first impressions and overall ratings of each bottle I encountered. The app is a journalist’s dreams come true!


After tasting each wine, I was able to look it up very easily in the app’s wine database. My first impressions was that it was easy to log in. The app has key phrases typically used to describe the flavors of wine that you can highlight and use in your notes of each particular wine. Each wine I reviewed was placed in a list and is categorized by my overall “star” rating of it.


These are some of the wines I had the pleasure of sipping on:

Château Trianon (2010) – 5 Stars
Just glorious.

Château Faizeau (2013) – 4 Stars
This wine was nice; it had a fruity, tangy finish. The export manager was a very handsome Frenchman.

Château Greysac (2010) – 4 Stars
A great wine for the price! For $20 you can bring a totally respectable wine to dinner.

Château Rollan de By (2010) – 4 Stars
I’m in love! A totally respectable wine with a little more Merlot in the blend. Really easy to drink! In fact, for $30 you can hold your head up high when bringing this to a dinner party.

Château Trianon (2013) – 4 Stars
Love it! Round balanced and a velvety smoky finish.

Château Vray Croix de Gay (2010) – 4 Stars
A very elegant wine for $65 a bottle.

Château du Parc (2011) – 4 Stars
Smoky but full bodied a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc

Château La Cardonne (2010) – 2 Stars
Very cherry with a little smoke.

Château La Cardonne (2013) – 4 Stars
This one was a little juicier, not as intense as its older sister, but I liked it more. I think in a few years it will be more velvety and a little fuller. All in all, I liked it very much.

Château Fombrauge (2011) – 1 Star
Not a fan; all smoke.

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