WEDNESDAY WINE TASTING

24
May 2017
Wednesday

Wine + Apps Every Wednesday

Our wines are chosen for their unique practices of organically derived grapes, harvested by family owned estates across the world, ranging from handcrafted European wines to coastal and California varietals! We also offer craft cocktails, and small batch, handcrafted beers all chosen for their unique taste.

Tastings are $15 a person, or $20 a person with an appetizer. Starts at 6 p.m. and lasts as long as there’s wine!

JUNGLE WEDNESDAY WINE TASTING, January 10, 2018

ALONG THE LOIRE

The Loire (lou AHR) is France’s longest river, running from south of Paris until it empties into the Atlantic north of Bordeaux and Cognac. It is a huge agricultural area, and is, thus, often called “The Garden of France.” The agricultural product of most interest to us is, of course, wine grapes. The Loire is primarily know for white wines.

Along the coast is produced a crisp, bracing wine called Muscadet (musk ah DAY). It complements beautiful the shellfish caught in these waters.

Featured Wine: Eric Chevalier Muscadet Cotes de Grand Lie sur lie “le close de la Butte,” 2016

On the eastern side of the river, our friend from Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc makes a smoky version of wine from this classic white. Ours this evening is from the commune of Sancerre (san SER).

Featured Wine: Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre Cotes de Embouffants, 2014

In the middle of the Loire, near the City of Tours, is the area of Vouvray (voov RAY). Wines from here are made of 100% Chenin Blanc (shin INN blonk), which produces a fragrant, fruity wine ideal for quaffing in the summer. Chenin Blanc is a major grape used in jug wines from California’s Central Valley.

Featured Wine: Champalou Vouvrey Sec, 2016

The signature red grape of the Loire is Cabernet Franc, one of the five grapes used in Bordeaux blends. Tim Mondavi (mon DAV e), of the famed wine family, believes that this grape has an excellent future in California.

Featured Wine: Charles Joquet Chinon “les Petites” Rouge, 2015