Parisian Bistro Wines

Thursday, July 24, 2014

5-8pm

 South of the Equator

Saturday, July 26, 2014

5-8pm

 

 

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Boire comme un Parisien

 

Four popular french wines that you’re likely to find
in a typical Parisian bistro

 

Thursday, July 24th

5 to 8pm

2013 Domaine Marcillet Aligote – Burgundy – $17

THE classic wine to create a Kir cocktail. Just add a little Creme de Cassis and voilá, you have a great summer drink!  Not to mention this wine is refreshing and delicious on its own with hints of lemon and green apple.

2013 Pascal Bellier Cheverny Blanc – Loire Valley – $17.50

Like its more posh neighbor, Sancerre, our Cheverny has brisk acidity and minerality. However, this bone-dry Sauvignon Blanc has an addition of 20% Chardonnay, which softens it slightly. This wine is made for fish, seafood, cheese, and vegetables.

 

2013 Domaine Landron Chartier Gamay – Coteaux d’Ancenis, Loire – $18

This bright and herbal 100% Gamay has hints of cherry and tomato, with a crisp, peppery finish that would pair well with pork rillette or roasted red bell peppers stuffed with eggplant.

 

2010 Dom des Auzieres Roaix – Cotes du Rhone – $19

The Roaix is a big, bad, full-bodied, dark, smoky, leathery Cotes-du-Rhone from a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault. This vineyard sits atop a hill at an altitude of about 300 meters, receiving exceptional exposure to the sun. Great with mushrooms, meatloaf, or chicken pot pie!

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Southern Hemisphere Wines

Saturday, July 26th

5 to 8pm

2012 A.A. Badenhorst The Curator White – Swartland, South Africa – $12

An expressive blend of Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, and Semillon. Medium-bodied with tropical fruit notes and zippy acidity, this wine would pair well with swordfish and mango salsa or a veggie curry.

 

2009 Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay – Auckland, New Zealand – $35

Displaying a judicious use of oak that brings out supple notes of ripe peaches, honey, and vanilla with a toasty, buttery, but restrained, finish. A must-have for lovers of fine Chardonnay!

 

2010 Bodega del Desierto 25/5 Merlot – La Pampa, Patagonia, Argentina – $17

This big and bold 100% Merlot is ripe and full bodied, with hints of vanilla, that make it an ideal match for a juicy ribeye or grilled eggplant.

 

2012 Torbreck Woodcutter’s Shiraz – Barossa Valley, Australia – $26

The name ‘Woodcutter’s’ is inspired by the time winemaker David Powell spent working as a lumberjack in the Torbreck Forest in Scotland. Smokey and full-bodied, yet elegant, with notes of violet, this is a wine that will match a hearty meal of steak and potatoes or bbq brisket.

As always, 15% off wines featured at the tasting!!

Can’t make it in person?  Call or email to place your order and ask for the eblast discount!!!