NEW YORK, August 14, 2019– Inc.magazine today revealed that Duval’s Fresh. Local. Seafood., Sarasota, is No. 4,715 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
Duval’s has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2019 Restaurant Awards for the third year in a row. Duval’s is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers. Only eight Sarasota restaurants, including our sister restaurant, element, have earned this distinction.
The Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.
Congratulations and “thank you!” to Mani Gonzalez, Certified Sommelier and Steve Powell, General Manager, along with the entire Duval’s team for this prestigious recognition.
Written by Mani Gonzalez, Sommelier
As we enter in to thoughts of Spring, I invite you to explore the world of wine made from Riesling grapes. Often misunderstood and underestimated, wines made from Riesling are quite unique. They are generally light in alcohol, which makes them great for 'Tea/Tee Time consumption. They are also high in fruity natural acids, which makes them quite refreshing and versatile in regards to food pairings. You can find Riesling wines in still or sparkling form, and in varying degrees of dryness/sweetness, from dry (trocken) to medium-dry (auselese, spatlese) to sweet (beerenauslese, TBA). In any interpretation, they are aromatic & complex, expressive of the place they are from, and are capable of aging for extremely long periods of time - I'm talking decades upon decades in the bottle! Many of the best riesling wines are made in Germany (Mosel, Pfalz) and France (Alsace). I recommend trying producers like Joh. Jos. Prum (Mosel) Weingut Donnhoff (Nahe, Germany), and Trimbach (Alsace). And if you're feeling really adventurous, try a Sekt Sparkling Riesling from Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl (Pfalz). It's made in the same method as Champagne and I promise, you will not be disappointed!