Thursday, January 31, 2008

S. France tasting.

Great attendance for last Tues. tasting. 60 plus people tried 7 wines from various regions and various grapes. La Vieille Ferme Blanc was a favorite for its easy drinking fruit and a touch of spice. Great summer porch wine that sold well now--the rouge also was a popular wine with its lighter style of fruit and terrior it will be a staple this summer, a bit chilled. The Secret de Campane was the most popular as far as sales went--- medium bodied with a nice dollop of "garrique" or taste of provence. Les Sarments with its predominate Tannat grape was controversial but well received by those who wanted more ooomph and would benefit from a touch of beef stew. Domaine Petit Mas was another favorite with 70% syrah its spicy pepper fruit has nice mouthfeel and a dry earthy finish. Rotier with its strange (for us) grape varieties was a bit more polished and is a good "bistro" style for everyday pleasure. finally the Cote du Rhone, Cuvee Cypress a blend put together for Kermit Lynch-an excellent importer that I have great faith in--who also has a very well written newsletter(Ask if interested)Was, as expected full of tasty dried fruit flavors with spice and a velvety finish.
An incredible showing, thanks all. and for next Tues the 5th, Italian wines. Please note the 12th will Not be a tasting. Back to regular tasting the 19th. Also on every Sunday EXCEPT this one (Super Bowl) I will open 3-4 wines around 3:00 for your pleasure in addition to the 8 we always have. Try to drop by.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

tasting Jan.29

Tasting tonight--La Vieille Ferme-(Cote Ventoux)-Red & White, Secret de Campane(Orange,Provence), Les Sarments Rouge(Comte Tolosan), Domaine Petit Mas(Costieres de Nimes), Domaine Rotier(Gaillac), and Cypress Cuvee, Cotes du Rhone. 6:30

Friday, January 25, 2008

We will have a tasting of wines from the south of France next tues. the 29th @6;30. Come anytime promptness is not mandatory. Bring glasses if poss. Plastic will be avail. Some new, exciting wines from the Languedoc, Minervois, Provence, and the Rhone will be opened. Hope to see you all. Eric

Monday, January 14, 2008

start up

Thought I'd start a blog to compliment my web page and be able to converse quickly and easily with interested parties. Will be talking about any and all aspects of wine and the enjoyment of. Share tasting notes, food matching successes (and failures), vintages, geographical styles, grape types, restaurant experiences etc. Since I do own a small shop will be mentioning items of interest fom there. New arrivals, unusual types Peleverga, Falangina, to name two that just arrived. We will be tasting wines every Tues. and will blog results soon after. What do you think? Eric