Wine Suggestions From Wharton’s Experts

For our Fall 2012 issue, we interviewed several Wharton alumni in the wine industry. Here are their wine purchasing suggestions for you.

Stephane Girard, WG’06

Founder, WINE by ONE

Wine suggestions:

“Y” (“This confidential wine is produced by famous Chateau d’Yquem. … It is just an amazing discovery when you taste it as you could hardly imagine you have a dry wine in your mouth based on what you could smell from the glass! Wonderful experience!”)

 

Anthony Hamilton-Russell, WG’90

Proprietor, Hamilton Russell Winery

Wine suggestions:

Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir (“Known internationally to be one of the most Burgundian styled pinot noirs made outside Burgundy.”)

Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay (“The wines are fairly widely available in the U.S. in top specialist retailers. Queries about the most convenient place to find the wines can be directed to our importers Vineyard Brands, attention Martha Champaigne.”)

 

Jim Knighton, WG’84, G’95

Owner, Knighton Family Vineyards

Wine suggestions:

Knighton Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (“Rare, unique; big, big cab.”)

Emerson Brown Sauvignon Blanc

Sonria Pinot Noir (Both made by Knighton’s winemaker, Keith Emerson: “Both wonderful and great values.”)

 

Christine Moseley, WG ’11

Wine suggestions:

Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2011 (South Africa)

Cinco Joses Garnacha 2010 (Spain)

 

José Manuel Ortega Gil-Fournier, W’89, C’89

Chairman, O. Fournier

Wine suggestions:

Vega Sicilia Reserva Especial 1968 (“Coming from Spain´s top winery and one of the best in Europe. This was also my birth year and a splendid vintage. What impressed me of this wine is the style and the winemaking concept of producing a wine that would be at its peak 40 years from release. The winemaker knew that the wine would transcend his own life span. It was like a living will for him. It was like a part of his soul will be inside that wine even after he passed away. I feel exactly the same way when I produce our O. Fournier wines.”)

 

Douglass Tomlinson, WG’99

Founder, Vino Volo

Wine suggestions:

“Try a wine they haven’t tried yet.”

 

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