Summer Vacation is here - Do you have all your Summer Wine?
We can get shipments to any summer
Okay, the moment has arrived.
You're about to go on vacation and you've
done the one thousand and one more necessary
things to get
ready. Going on vacation is a lot of work,
on vacation shouldn't be and that's
why you need my
Vacation Sampler Packs: Rouge and
Blanc et Rosť.
I don't know about you, but when I think of
"summer vacation" I envisage hours of near
lounger somewhere with a stack of New
Yorkers nearby and a glass of wine just
about to touch
my lips - maybe a mountain off in the
some waves lapping at the shore thrown into the
I don't imagine myself waiting on line at the
local wine shop or staring glassy-eyed at the
trying to remember which of these hundred
I've read something about or even heard of - let
alone which wine is good.
Here is all you have to do:
1) Choose which Summer Vacation Samplers you
would like and email me.
2) Send me your summer address (home, country home or away)
and I will arrange to get it delivered to
you. Ready to
3) The Summer
Vacation Sampler is also the perfect house
ahead of your arrival. Wouldn't your
a case of French wine to those little linen
sent so thoughtfully after you're back home?
Summer Wine Vacation Sampler will guarantee you
wine during your stay. Not that that should
be a prime
consideration, of course, or even flit
Summer Vacation Sampler #1
Rouge - $199 ($189 for 2 or more)
A case of twelve bottles (3 bottles each of
wines) of delicious, ready-to-drink red from
Southwest, and Bordeaux regions of France. Since
quantities are limited, this could shift a
bit but all of
the wines will be ones I am drinking on my
Here are the wines in my Summer Vacation Sampler
#1 Esprit de Fleure from Clos Triguedina, the
famous estate in the southwest of France
The cepage is
80% Malbec and 20% Merlot.
The wine is a dark, limpid red with red berry
some hints of licorice. It is smooth and
It performs way beyond its price tag.
#2 Domaine Rochouard Bourgueil,
usually 100 percent
Cabernet Franc and the wines are known for
their complexity and aroma. Bourgueil is
notable for its black cherry and berry taste,
its moderate tannins and its perky acidity.
#3 Domaine de Mourchon Cotes du Rhone 2010. A fabulous little wine
take on those
summer grilled foods. It is dark and rich and
smell the earthy lavender of Provence. The
about 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah.
#4 Domaine Cheysson Chiroubles . This is a highly regard Beaujolais from one of the top estates in the "Cru villages". 100% Gamay, rated 89 by Robert Parker. Also delicious slightly chilled which is the way I drink it
Summer Vacation Sampler # 2 -
Blanc & Rosť
($189 for 2 cases or more)
Yes, the whites. It is summer so let's not
we all know we need. Good, flavorful whites
do double duty: provide a cool pre-dinner
and stand up to all that fresh fish we will
be eating. I
find I am drinking more of these than ever
glass of white in your hand raises
the dinner to come and sometimes I just can't
red take over and must continue through the meal
with the shimmery pale gold stuff.
#1 Muscadet Yes! If ever there were a
rise, it is Muscadet - and with good reason.
slim bottles with their prickly dryness and
fruitiness that make nice with every sea
and most cheeses. It's irresistible! We are shipping the 2010 now - an especially good year for Muscadet
#2 Kubler Pinot Blanc slightly less dry and
equally charmant is
a beautifully made beauty
its not-so-steely dryness - just enough
get you off the lounger and tending the
grill, but more
subtle than some whites. You will pick up some
melon flavors, white flowers and peaches on the
#3 Macon Villages And, then there is the
discreet charm of the
French white Burgundy - undeniably,
its best and most stylish expression - not
playful with the senses and such a great
to any fish or cheese and some fowl. Remember
these are French Chardonnay - flavors that are
profound, but not weighty. You don't wear
them like a
heavy overcoat on your tongue. They hip-hop
your mouth as you discover peaches, melons,
grapefruits, oranges and lemons with a thread of
honey shot through.
#4 Domaine Hautes Cances Cairanne Rosť. from the Cotes du Rhone where Rosť is maybe the best. This is a combination of Grenache, Syrah, Cincault grapes from 45 year old vines. A refreshing pale pink wonder the we all need in the house