Category Archives: News from the Cellar

Winemakers Thierry Puzelat and Julien Libert at the Bar, Monday, March 26th, 6:00 – 8:00pm!

Winemakers  Thierry Puzelat from the Clos du Tue-Boeuf in Touraine and Julien Libert of Combel-la-Serre in Cahors join us at the bar to pour their fabulous natural wines! $30 per person, all proceeds go to Partners-in-Health. Reservations are available at, or by calling Chambers Street Wines 212-227-1434 or by calling Racines NY 212-227-3400.

Sunday, March 25th 2:00 – 7:00pm Partners-in-Health Benefit Tasting with 22 Winemakers from France, Italy, Germany and Portugal!

Please join us on Sunday, March 25th from 2:00 until 7:00pm at Racines NY as we taste over 70 wines with 23 of the finest winemakers from France, Italy, Germany and Portugal, imported by Louis/Dressner Selections. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at or by calling Chambers Street Wines at 212-227-1434. Here’s the list of vignerons attending: Arianna Occhipinti, Sicilia; Eduardo Torres-Acosta, Sicilia; Chiara Vigo (Romeo del Castello) Sicilia; Francesca Padovani (Campi di Fonterenza) Montalcino; Gloria Mayr (Nusserhof) Alto Adige; Nico Sciackitano (La Stoppa) Emilia; Sara Saetti, Lambruscao; Ivano and Paola Barbaglia (Santuvario) Alto Piemonte; Myrtha Zierock (Foradori) Trentino; Eric and Christine Nicolas (Bellivière) Jasnières; Evelyne de Jessy (Closel) Savennières; Julien and François Pinon, Vouvray; Fredrik Filliatreau, Saumur-Champigny; Julien Libert (Combel la Serre) Cahors; Kewin Descombes, Beaujolais; Laura Lardy (Damien Coquelet) Beaujolais; Remi Branger (Pépière) Muscadet; Thierry Puzelat, Touraine; Louis-Benoit and Violetta Desvignes, Beaujolais; René and Joseph Mosse, Anjou; Franzi Schmitt (Koehler-Ruprecht) Pfalz; Vincent Poloczek (Immich-Batterieberg) Mosel; João Roseira (Infantado) Porto.

Partners In Health Benefit Tasting (Sunday 10/22) and Dinner (Monday 10/23), at Racines NY!

DON’T MISS THIS GREAT TASTING and help us raise much needed funding for Partners In Health!  On Sunday October 22nd from 3 till 6pm, join us at Racines NY to taste and talk with ten great natural winemakers from Louis/Dressner Selections. Winemakers present will include: Louis-Antoine Luyt (Chile); Rémi Branger (Domaine de la Pépière, Muscadet); Olivier Horiot (Champagne); Melanie Tarlant (Champagne); Alessandra Venturini (Monte dall’Ora, Valpolicella); Theo Zierock (Foradori, Veneto); Nico Sciakitano (La Stoppa, Emilia-Romagna); Federico Orsi (San Vito, Bologna); Mina del Prete (Puglia) and Dominik Sona (Koehler-Ruprecht, Pfalz). 

In addition, we’ll present a fantastic group of new arrivals from the following Louis/Dressner growers: Francis Boulard (Champagne); Immich-Batterieberg (Mosel); Clemens Busch (Mosel); Laurent Barth (Alsace); Luneau-Papin (Muscadet); Hervé Villemade (Cheverny); Domaine du Closel (Savennières); Francois Pinon (Vouvray); Pierre-O Bonhomme (Touraine); Clos du Tue-Boeuf (Touraine); Julien Pineau (Touraine); René Mosse (Anjou); Georges Descombes (Beaujolais); Domaine des Terres Dorées (Beaujolais); Alain Coudert, Clos de la Roilette (Beaujolais); Marcel Richaud (Rhone); Noussan (Vallée d’Aoste), Nusserhof (Alto Adige), Montesecondo (Tuscany), Sanguieneto (Tuscany) and De Bartoli (Marsala).

On Monday 10/23 at 7pm we will convene for dinner at Racines NY, with Eric Texier, Rémi Branger (Domaine de la Pépière) and Olivier and Marie Horiot. We’ll taste the outstanding wines of these three estates, with commentary by the growers, while enjoying a four-course dinner prepared by Racines Executive Chef Frédéric Duca. (This will be the first time for Olivier and Marie to present their great Champagnes and still wines in the US!)  Space is limited, $175 all inclusive, with all proceeds to Partners In Health.

Le Vieux Donjon: Classic Chateauneuf-du-PaPe – Dinner with Winemaker Claire Fabre

Le Vieux Donjon has been one of the leading estates of Chateauneuf-du-Pape since the 1970s, under the direction of Lucien Michel, with his daughter Claire and son Francois now responisble for the winemaking. The red CDP is comprised of 75% Grenache, with vines dating back to 1900, with Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Counoise and white grapes including Clairette. The grapes are approximately 50% de-stemmed, fermentations are with wild yeasts and aging is in old foudres. The house style is one of elegance and balance, producing wines that are attractive when young and age gracefully for 20 years and more.

Please join us at Racines NY on Monday February 13th for a celebration of Le Vieux Donjon with winemakers Claire Michel Fabre and Adrien Fabre! We’ll enjoy a four-course dinner from Racines Executive Chef Frederic Duca while we taste a remarkable array of old vintages from this great estate. Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge: 1990, 1995, 1998, 1998 Cuvee Speciale, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2014; Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc: 2005, 2007, 2013 and 2015; Domaine de L’Echevin CDR Villages Saint Maurice “Guillaume de Rouville” 2015 Blanc and 2014 Rouge. $160 all-inclusive of dinner, wine, tax and tip.

For reservation, call us at 212-227-3400 or email us at

See you there!

Happy Hour 5 – 7pm Monday – Saturday: Organic/Natural Wines $8 per Glass!

Please join us after work for a glass of great organic and/or natural wine for only $8, with our craft beer selections, accompanied by a wide variety of superb bar snacks. Every two weeks we’ll offer a different selection of two white, two red and a sparkling wine, all from organic grapes and many with minimal or zero added sulfur.