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What Up and Coming Wine Region Would You Recommend Traveling To? Why?

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I personally highly recommend traveling to wine regions outside of the big areas to places like Madiran in France, or the Douro in Portugal. This way, you still have all the old-world charm we all know and love but with new and exciting innovation when it comes to their winemaking processes.  It is a wonderful way to travel and truly meet the people behind the wines.

When you can travel to a place that is not as commercialized you have the opportunity to really dive into the culture of a particular region and enjoy more of a hands-on experience with the winemakers. These smaller regions are brimming with farmers and tenants of the land and they have nothing but the desire to showcase their labors of love and to educate the world on their wines!

At Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse New York, we have a fantastic selection of Portuguese wines including Warres 1985, Ramos Pinto and Quinta do Noval available by the glass on our rotating Coravin pours list. We also have a lovely bottle from the Madiran region in France from Château Peyros that pairs beautifully with Del Frisco’s heritage, hand-cut steaks.

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Crystl Faye Horton has been a fixture of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse New York since its opening more than 16 years ago. As the Wine Director of the famed restaurant’s sommelier team, Crystl plays an integral role in curating an award-winning wine list made up of more than 2,400 selections and 22,000 bottles, which brings in an impressive $8 million dollar average in sales. This year, the restaurant joined the elite group of Wine Spectator’s 2017 Grand Award winners. One of only three NYC restaurants that hold Wine Spectator’s highest honor, this distinguishes Del Frisco’s wine program as one of the best in the world.

A pioneer within the women in wine movement, Crystl was the first female sommelier at Del Frisco’s Steakhouse New York. After beginning her studies with Kevin Zraly at the Windows on the World Wine School, Crystl embarked on an education with the American Sommelier Association, where she is still an active member and staff teacher. Crystl holds a Level Two certification and completed the Advanced Class from the Court of Master Sommeliers. She used her passion for wine to rise through the ranks of Del Frisco’s wine program and continues to showcase that passion on a daily basis.

Crystl inspires staff and shares her love for wine through weekly, deductive tasting classes. She also launched a wine education course which is now available to the general public, “Saturday's With The Somm,” taking place at the restaurant each Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
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Crystl Faye Horton has been a fixture of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse New York since its opening more than 16 years ago. As the Wine Director of the famed restaurant’s sommelier team, Crystl plays an integral role in curating an award-winning wine list made up of more than 2,400 selections and 22,000 bottles, which brings in an impressive $8 million dollar average in sales. This year, the restaurant joined the elite group of Wine Spectator’s 2017 Grand Award winners. One of only three NYC restaurants that hold Wine Spectator’s highest honor, this distinguishes Del Frisco’s wine program as one of the best in the world. A pioneer within the women in wine movement, Crystl was the first female sommelier at Del Frisco’s Steakhouse New York. After beginning her studies with Kevin Zraly at the Windows on the World Wine School, Crystl embarked on an education with the American Sommelier Association, where she is still an active member and staff teacher. Crystl holds a Level Two certification and completed the Advanced Class from the Court of Master Sommeliers. She used her passion for wine to rise through the ranks of Del Frisco’s wine program and continues to showcase that passion on a daily basis. Crystl inspires staff and shares her love for wine through weekly, deductive tasting classes. She also launched a wine education course which is now available to the general public, “Saturday's With The Somm,” taking place at the restaurant each Saturday at 2:00 p.m.


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