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Wine has always been a part of Costas Mouzouras’s life.  From early childhood in Cyprus, pruning, harvesting and stomping grapes in the family vineyard, to making homemade grappa, Costas was born with a fascination for how wine is made and develops, and how it brings people together.  
Today, Costas is the Wine Director of Gotham Wines a Manhattan wine store.  He frequently lectures on wine to industry professionals and amateurs, presenting real, down-to-earth, straightforward descriptions of wine and how it is one of life’s wonderful indulgences.

Certified Sommelier

Sake Sommelier

Wine Educator

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wine Tasting morning of March 3, 2010

Colli di Lapio

Romano Clelia

DOC 2008

Fiano di Avelino

High altitude vineyards

Appple, pear, lemon, herbs

Clean, citrus, fresh acidity. Great balance superb wine.

Long mineral finish.

At $24.00 it might seem like a big investment for a Fiano but it disserves every single penny as well as every one of the Tre Bicchieri that was awarded.




Toscana IGT 2008

Rosso, by Bibi Graetz


100% Sangiovese,

Dark purple intense color

Plum, Cassis, Black Currant

Darker notes, forest brush.

Medium body, bright fruit on the palate, cherries, unripe plum, noticeable wood tannins.

Well made, great bargain for $10.00



Masserie Pisari

Salento Rosso IGT 2007



Dark intense garnet color

Mature fruit on the nose,

Black cherries

Medium body, soft round typical negroamoro.

Ok for the price, nothing impressive. Under $12.00

Very sure will develop and open up more with time.




Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley 2007


Only made on better vintages with a total production of less than 500 cases.

Dark purple intense color

Dark berry (cassis, black berries), coffee, vanilla,

Full body, great fruit on the palate, soft tannins,

Great, Great, Great!!!

Around $35.00 or less.




Costas Mouzouras

Wine Director


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