Tasting Forward at Le Du’s Wines

It’s obviously been a hard couple of weeks here at Le Du’s Wines. After the sudden and heartbreaking loss of our founder and guiding spirit, Jean-Luc Le Du, the outpouring of love and support has been truly exceptional. It is a testament to the shop he founded and the legacy he has left behind. We want to thank everyone who attended the memorial despite the snowstorm and for all the kind words which have left us breathless with gratitude.

We can never replace Jean-Luc. All we can do is move forward and try to live up to the standards he embodied.

With that in mind, we wanted to let you know about some exciting tasting programs we have coming over the next few months.

We already announced, and have sold out, 3 straight weeks of Burgundy seminars.

What hasn’t been announced is those are only the beginning. Moving forward, Le Du’s will continue hosting these intimate (15-25 people) educational seminars on specific topics, sometimes with our own experts, sometimes with guests. This was a program Jean-Luc was extremely excited about launching in 2018 and we are as dedicated as ever to his vision and your continued wine education.

As such we are very excited to announce the following events!

February 9th 6-8 PM

Napa Valley: Through the Glass-$90.00 15 Spots Available

JT Robertson will lead a small group on a journey through the modern history of Napa Valley, with a focus on understanding the broader philosophical changes that have shaped Napa in the modern era.

Kongsgaard Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014

Chateau Montelena 1994

Heitz Martha’s Vineyard 2006

Detert Family To-Kalon Cabernet Franc 2014

Continuum 2014

Aubert Lucia Abreu 2006

Rivers Marie Lore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

March 9th 6-8 PM

Colares: Europe’s Great Forgotten Terroir-$125.00 12 Spots Available

Colares is a region in Portugal that makes the greatest wine you’ve never heard of. With stylistic similarities to Barolo and grown on the beaches of Sintra about an hour south of Lisbon, Colares was once considered one of the best wines of the continent at the turn of the 20th century, but political hurdles and overdevelopment has put this iconic region in danger of extinction. Join our own Lewis Kopman and special guest, Naama Laufer, for an exploration of Colares through the prism of Viuva Gomes, with bottles dating back to 1931!

Viuva Gomes Malvasia 2014 (White)

Viuva Gomes Colares 1931

Viuva Gomes Colares 1934

Viuva Gomes Colares 1969

Viuva Gomes Colares 1999

Viuva Gomes Colares 2008

April 20th 6-8 PM

The Way of Whisky: Japan and the Art of Distilling with Dave Broom

$200.00 22 Spots Available

Dave Broom is one of the world’s foremost authorities on all things whisky and we are absolutely thrilled to welcome him back to the shop to host a seminar about Japanese whisky and to talk about his new book, The Way of Whisky: A Journey Around Japanese Whisky. Dave will walk us through 8 top bottles with an eye towards explaining the unique and vibrant culture of whisky in Japan. Each guest will also receive a signed copy of The Way of Whisky! The exact line-up is still coming together but trust us when we say it will not disappoint.

There is also a larger tasting we’re not officially ready to announce yet (we’ll give a hint: every wine name starts with the word “Chateau”) but watch this space!

For reservations on any of the above or to learn more about booking a private seminar on a topic of your choosing, contact Lewis Kopman at lewis@leduwines.com or call the shop at 212-924-6999.

Finally, don’t forget about our Saturday tastings! Every Saturday, from 2-7 PM, we offer a selection of our favorite wines to taste, free of charge. In the coming weeks, we will be opening up new arrivals from California, Northern Italy, and the Rhone valley!

Thank you again for all of the support, both over the years and especially in this last bit of trying time. The entire team here at Le Du’s is dedicated to keeping Jean-Luc’s name alive by continuing to run his shop with a commitment to excellence.

See you soon!

With High Regards,

JT Robertson

General Manager

Le Du’s Wines