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swissfoodie Jan 21, 2008 07:31 AM

Any recommendations for bottles? And why... Thanks!

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    moh RE: swissfoodie Jan 21, 2008 07:59 AM

    Love the Txomin Etxaniz Txacoli: see post:


    It is the only one I have had the pleasure of drinking, but now I am on the hunt for more!

    1. MissMethuselah RE: swissfoodie Jan 21, 2008 08:22 AM

      Yea for Txakoli! I love the Xarmant Txakoli. It should be pretty ubiquitous, and is usually between $12-15. I find it to be very light, but with a smooth, round mouthfeel loads of tropical fruit aromas, tangerine and lime zest and a gentle bubble. So clean and just acidic enough to keep it dangerously refreshing! Awesome eye-catching bottle too.

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        swissfoodie RE: swissfoodie Jan 21, 2008 08:58 AM

        Where can I find it in NYC? And what about the Talia Berri? Especially the red. Thanks

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          moh RE: swissfoodie Jan 21, 2008 12:39 PM

          I don't know which one you are referring to, but if you do a search on Winesearcher.com, you will find where you can buy these wines in NYC. I do know that Union Square Wines has the Txomin, as well as Chelsea Wine Mart in NYC.

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            maria lorraine RE: moh Jan 21, 2008 03:26 PM

            Believe swissfood is talking about TALAI Berry, a winery that makes txakoli (the grape is Hondarribi Zuri). I'm not familiar with the winery or the quaity of its wines, but there are many good producers of txakoli. Talai Berry also makes the red wine from Basque country -- Hondarribi Beltza. Unusually, Beltza is part of the blend of the white wine txakoli (about 5% IIRC).

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              RichardA RE: maria lorraine Jan 21, 2008 05:33 PM

              I have been to the Talai Berri winery (www.talaiberri.com) and was very impressed. Their 2006 Talai-Berri Oreka is their white Txacoli and is crisp, slightly effervescent and with nice citrus flavors. Their 2006 Talai-Berri Txakolin Beltza is their red Txacoli, and they are the only winery I am aware of that sells the red Txacoli commercially. A nice fruity taste and would make a great summer wine. They are inexpensive and both are available in the U.S.

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                MOREKASHA RE: RichardA Jan 22, 2008 11:14 AM

                Talai Berry is a nive little winery. Pleasant people too. Their red is a bit unusal, however I've never seen it in the states. Most decent stores in NYC have at least 1-2 Txacoli's now. I prefer the Getaria varaiant. There is a store that specializes in Spanish wines (and Basque too) on 1st Ave @ about 5th street.

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                  RichardA RE: MOREKASHA Jan 22, 2008 11:37 AM

                  I think the store in NYC you are referring to is Tinto Fino (www.tintofino.com). I have been there and think it is an excellent store.

                  According to Talai Berri, the red Txacoli is available in the U,S. If you find their white somewhere, the distributor should be able to get the red as well.

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                    oolah RE: RichardA Jan 22, 2008 12:13 PM

                    I don't know if it was the producer you mention above, but I'm pretty sure I've seen red Txacoli at Astor Wines.

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          swissfoodie RE: swissfoodie Jan 24, 2008 09:39 AM


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