A Little Unsuspected Night at Graileys

In the heat of July while the front room is slow, this is the time we brokers stagger our vacations. Today is the first day all brokers, including our fearless leader Simon Roberts, are back at it in the Graileys office! This is what happens when our beloved members,...

#1 WineSpectator Wine of the Year

By: AJ McClellan   We popped the WineSpectator #1 wine of the year earlier this week, and WOW! I can see how this stunning bottle got the title. The 2012 Peter Michael Au Paradis was showing black raspberry, red cherry, plum, black teas, leather, clove, with...

Wines of Elegance and Flamboyance

By Ryan Tedder Another mundane Monday evening at Graileys…NOT! We had a fantastic member host some friends and pull out some great Rhone wines to enjoy during their discussions. In addition to that we had a pre-tasting hello and drink some good juice with the...

Pahlmeyer and then some….

We were excited when we were approached by our local vendor to host a casual tasting with Cleo Pahlmeyer last Monday. We’ve enjoyed some fine, mid-90s Red Blends and Merlot from this family-owned winery so we were interested in visiting their current releases. As this...

St. Patty’s at Graileys

After a short spring break spent in the Big Apple, I was back to work last Friday and looking forward to a Graileys-style St. Patty’s celebration. The day started early with a 1994 Pichon Lalande shared around the table. This was a very elegant Lalande; perfectly...