Saturday, April 11, 2009


T EDWARDS, wine importers and distributors have done it again. Tom Byrnes and his knowledgeable sales staff created a very special Trade 'Wine Tasting' event that centered around MARCH MADNESS and the final game...North Carolina versus Michigan State.
The all day tasting started at eleven in the morning and finished when the game was over, well past eleven at night.
The tasting took place in T Edwards office space that is devoted to fun. This annex office has foosball, electric guitars and a drum set, a full kitchen and an amazing large flatscreen tv mounted on a soundproof wall.
Over 175 wines were self-poured from four wine for whites and sparkling, the second for rose's and the third and fourth for reds.
There were many standouts in this wonderful display of value wines that should be found or asked for at your favorite retail store. The wines I liked were numerous, but, I 'll name a few worth trying. For Prosecco, try La Colture Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Brut DOC 'Fagher', a true crowd pleaser. For whites try a buttery, toasty California Chardonnay, 2005 Three Saints Santa Maria. And reds, the pleasing 2007 D. Bosler Pinot Noir.
T Edwards, like Lauber Imports (who, also had a March madness tasting from 10pm to 1am several weeks earlier) have taken MARCH MADNESS to new heights in the wine world for professionals.
I now have more reason to look forward to next year's MARCH MADNESS than ever before.