NYC-based wine blog reviews last week’s tasting
Vino is featured this week on Imbibe New York, a stylish and informed website/blog created specifically for the city’s wine consumers. Imbibe is the creation of Karen Ulrich, a writer and photographer who, recognizing a niche for herself in the blogosphere, launched the site last Spring. “I started thinking about how specialized the wine industry in New York has become,” says Karen. “I wanted to learn more about wine and decided that the best way was to create my own site.”
Karen writes of her own experiences in wine, reviewing bottles in addition to the city’s ever-increasing number of wine bars and boutiques. The blog is an ideal source for discerning drinkers faced with an occasionally overwhelming choice, choosing to focus on the things local wine-lovers need to know: cost, atmosphere, service and selections.
Last Friday Karen stopped by Vino for our free Casa Emma Tasting, where she was happy to sample three wines, of which the Tuscan winery’s 100% Merlot, Soloìo, impressed most. Karen is currently studying for her WSET certificate at the International Wine Center, a useful qualification with which to further report on New York’s burgeoning wine scene.