Tristan has been a familiar face at Bishop’s Cellar for quite some time. He left for a few years but we’re thrilled to have him working part-time in the shop again. Tristan enjoys keeping his palate sharp and finding the right product for each customer.
Our resident conversationalist, Tristan can engage just about anyone in a quality discussion about wine and spirits. He knows his stuff and enjoys learning more whenever he can. Tristan believes that understanding wine culture helps enrich other parts of his life as well. He’s interested in reading, enjoying new music and films, and brushing up on his kitchen creations.
Tristan Gray's Picks
The eccentric Rainer Schnaitmann is likely best known for his Pinot Noir but also manages to produce some spectacular Lemberger (Blaufränkisch or Kékfrankos). True to form, this Lemberger delivers a complex bouquet of anise, violets, black cherries, and raspberries all underpinned by a brambly note that follows through to the palate which is middle-weight and refreshing. The finish is long with supple tannins that echo the fruit of the nose and then a smoky mineral accent. Though it’s wild and exotic character make it ideal for pairing with game like duck breast, this Lemberger also boasts the silky texture of a great sipping wine.