Meet the Winemaker: Thomas Dinel of Marchand-Tawse
Wednesday, May 16th, 5:30-7:30pm
The holdings of Marchand-Tawse are numerous and widespread — they source grapes from over a dozen Grand Cru vineyards. Pascal Marchand may be the face of the brand, but it wouldn’t be possible without his winemakers, including our guest for the evening, Thomas Dinel. Thomas has worked for Domaine Dujac in the past, and his is a dynamic and exciting style of winemaking. We are very excited to show a variety of wines from a few different years, including the excellent 2015 vintage. Join us tonight, Wednesday the 16th, to taste some classic, yet intriguing Burgundy wines.
Marchand Tawse, Bourgogne Pinot Noir “47 N”, 2015 — $29.99
Marchand-Tawse, Cote de Nuits-Villages, 2015 — $31.99
Marchand-Tawse, Beaune 1er Cru “Clos du Roi”, 2014 — $39.99
Marchand-Tawse, Nuits-Saint-Georges, 2015 — $48.99
Great Wines of Bordeaux
Thursday, May 17th, 5-8pm
In many ways, Bordeaux winemakers could be stuck in their ways, as you might expect in a place where wine has been made for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. However, it’s a region we are particularly excited about, here in the shop — Bordeaux is constantly evolving and updating, and the wines can be anything from easy, sippable and juicy reds and whites, to ageable, classic Old World wines. This Thursday, we have a representative from the Bordeaux Wine Council here to pour an assortment of wine, and talk to you about everything from the grapes, to the soil to the major (and we mean major) players in the area.
Chateau Chatelier, Bordeaux Superieur Rouge, 2015 — $13.99
Chateau La Grolet, Cotes de Bourg, 2016 — $17.99
Chateau Milon, Saint-Emilion “Cuvee Caprice”, 2016 — $19.99
Les Pelerins de Lafon-Rochet, Saint-Estephe, 2010 — $35.99
Chateau Sainte-Marie, Bordeaux Blanc Vieilles Vignes, 2017 — $14.99
Chateau Carbonnieux, Pessac-Leognan Blanc “La Croix de Carbonnieux”, 2014 — $27.99
Meet the Winemaker: Jean-Baptiste Souillard
Friday, May 18th, 5-7pm
The Souillard family has had roots in the Northern Rhone for generations, and Jean-Baptiste is slowly transitioning the homestead farm into a winery, where he is producing incredible vin-de-garde Syrah, in such highly regarded locales as Cornas, Cote-Rotie and St. Joseph. These wines are serious and complex, belying Jean-Baptiste’s status as a first generation winemaker. But there is still great pleasure in the power, especially in a very drinkable vintage like 2016. Stop by, meet this industrious young winemaker, and try a few of his wines.
Royal Wedding Frenzy with English Sparkling Wine
Saturday, May 19th, 2-4pm
In case you hadn’t heard, there is a little event going on this weekend — the nuptials of Prince Harry, currently 6th in line to the British throne, and Meghan Markle, a charming American actress. While we can’t make it to the ceremony, we’re celebrating in absentia with some English sparkling wine. Yes, you read correctly — English sparkling wine! The south of England has and almost identical soil and climate to Champagne, and they’re becoming more and more adept at growing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier to full ripeness and finesse. We are very happy to be pouring three English fizzy wines from Chapel Hill, a truly world-class winery, to toast the newlyweds.
Chapel Down, Brut Vintage Reserve, NV — $44.99
Chapel Down, Three Graces, 2010 — $45.99
Chapel Down, Rose Brut Vintage Reserve, NV — $49.99
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