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zmama
27-08-2013, 12:56:31
Wines from last night's fancy dinner. Had a very nice chat with the sommelier. He did excellent pairings.

Simonet blanc de blanc brut : paired with brie baked in brioche with berries. Nicely dry yet a bit fruity and toasty. About $10

Chateau valmer vouvray : paired with vichyssoise done in a light style.
the wine was dry and full,with a hints of sweet, apple tones, and mineral . About $12

St cosme cotes du rhone : paired with chicken provencal and beef bourguignon . A good standard Cotes du Rhone, hints of raspberry About $12

Avive Natural Peach Sparkling Wine : paired with a fresh local peach crepe. Refreshing dry yet slightly sweet with the tang of wonderful peaches. Gonna buy some of this for the zbrother-in law. About $11

Funko
27-08-2013, 13:29:56
OMG one of my favourite things.

Don't tell anyone from France you had beef bourguignon but not with Burgundy. :)

zmama
27-08-2013, 13:47:14
Yeah burgundy is what yer supposed to have but an effort was made to keep the wines affordable. I was impressed. :D

Funko
27-08-2013, 13:50:39
Yes, that's much better. Lots of bargains in the less famous regions of france.

Really enjoying Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc from Touraine, Anjou Saumur etc. this summer

Yeah, and Vouvray.

zmama
27-08-2013, 14:54:58
Was a fun night, would have been even better with you and Tizzy :D

Funko
27-08-2013, 15:02:40
Yeah, take Tizzy to a wine and food matching thingy when she can't drink. You are cruel. :D

zmama
27-08-2013, 15:44:07
I had to limit myself to just a mouthful of each, my meds say don't drink. The doctor said it was ok to taste, just not guzzle :D

The sommelier liked watching me taste, he knew I was really enjoying and thinking about the wines ;)

zmama
14-03-2014, 14:48:52
I was presented a bottle of Famille Perrin Gigondas last night for our anniversary.
http://www.bbr.com/products-14389-2011-gigondas-la-gille-la-famille-perrin

Will be hard to just have a mouthfull!!!

C.G.B. Spender
17-04-2014, 19:28:51
You want to live forever or what? Drink that stuff

jsorense
17-04-2014, 22:56:05
I was presented a bottle of Famille Perrin Gigondas last night for our anniversary.
Will be hard to just have a mouthfull!!!
The Perrin family has made a big investment here in the Central Coast. They own halves in some wineries but even more significantly they openned a nursery for Rhone veriatals. Check out Tablas Creek. :beer:

zmama
18-04-2014, 14:43:11
I would be happy to just have Rhone wines, my wallet would disagree however ;)

jsorense
19-04-2014, 00:33:10
Sadly, Tablas Creek wines are rather pricey too.
A number of years ago my wife and I participated in a vertical tasting of Parrin Rhones and Tablas Creek. They were all good ;).