Don’t Leave Town Without It

by admin on July 6, 2017

July Thursday Nights
‘Don’t Leave Town Without It’
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Free Tasting Series

with John Lambrakis of Bordeaux Fine & Rare
Thursdays, July 13th, 20th, & 27th, 6-8 pm
Free!

lambrakisFor three special Thursday nights in July, we’re hosting John Lambrakis behind the bar to give y’all an extra chance to try before you buy, and before you head to the pool, Downtown, or out of town for the weekend!

We’re loading up the tasting bar with crisp and clean whites, refreshing rosés, and easy-drinking reds that are perfect for mixing and matching, stocking up and taking with you wherever the Summer calls. Whether it be a fun and fizzy sparkler for pre-dinner cocktails, or a juicy, smokey red that pairs with the grill, we’re giving y’all great values for the season that can’t be beaten, all from Bordeaux Fine & Rare’s fantastic portfolio.

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This Thursday is the last of our July tasting series and we’ve got some stellar wines lined up to make sure you’ve got all you need for the final weeks of Summer vacation. We’re hopping from Austria to France to Germany and back to Italy. We’ve got a little something for everyone, so don’t miss our last Thursday night tasting!

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John will start with the Strauss Sämling 88 – aka Scheurebe. A cross between Riesling and Silvaner, this dry white is filled with aromas of peach, white flowers, and a palate of citrus and more stone fruit. A clean and lively finish makes this perfect with Summer salads and fresh seafood.

Next we’ll tast the featured wine of the week, Giraudon’s Aligoté from the northern reaches of Burgundy. Up in the Chitry region, the soils are closer to those of Chablis than those of the greater southern area of Burgundy, leading to a chalky, mineral driven white that is meant to be drunk now. Apple fruit and a lemon zip at the end is delightful and crowd-pleasing, now and through the colder months, so stock up!

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For a third white, we’ll try the Kruger Rumpf Feinherb Riesling. This wine is all about balance. Ripe fruits like pear and peach and apricot shine through with a startling brilliance. It’s perfect for anything with a little kick – wings off the grill anyone?

He’ll complete the tasting with a red that couldn’t be any better for your next cookout. The ‘A Quo’ from Montepeloso is a delicious Super Tuscan blend that is juicy and fruit forward, but retains a little bit of that classic Italian earth that makes it an unstoppable pairing for your burgers or smoked pork.

See you Thursday!

2016 Strauss Sämling 88, Styria, Austria ($14.99)
2015 Giraudon Aligoté, Burgundy, France ($15.99)
2015 Kruger-Rumpf ‘Sciefer’ Riesling Feinherb, Nahe, Germany ($19.99)
2013 Montepeloso ‘A Quo’ Rosso, Tuscany, Italy ($26.99) 

All wines tasted will be discounted:
10% off by the bottle
15% off 6+ bottles (mix or match)

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