The Most Enjoyable Syrah
Use Caution When Opening: the bottles drain easily!
In the past few weeks my respite from life has been having a glass of wine and sitting down for a session of playing Civilization*. The other night I brought this wine home, sat down to play a bit of Civ and – BAM! – next thing I know the bottle is 2/3rds gone. There musta been a hole in the bottom of bottle, I swear. Whoosh, gone, fin.
I am a huge proponent of what I call ‘TV wines’. They’re wines that have to be soul satisfyingly good but also don’t get in the way the way a phenomenal bottle will. These are wines that you can watch TV with… just good old wine but good enough that they keep you going to the well for more.
This Gaillard is exactly that kind of wine and evidenced by the fact that I drank down 2/3rds of a bottle without a blink I’d say a good example of soul satisfyingly good.
The wine is made by Jeanne Gaillard, Jean Gaillard’s 26 year old wunderkind daughter, and shows exactly what a deft hand she has at making wine. The Northern Rhone is well known for making brooding wines of deep substance with big, bold and, rich flavors but that isn’t this wine. It’s just pure fruitiness with a bit of bacon fat right at the end. It’s just a lovely and pure version of Syrah that has me under it’s spell.
I think you’re gonna be hard pressed to find another Syrah, from Northern Rhone or anywhere in the world, that delivers like this wine for the money. I mean, twelve bucks is just silly for this wine but that’s all it is. Snatch it up before it goes up.
Also, this wine pairs nicely with a fire pit. I suspect we’re all gonna be a tad chilled by the end of the week and this wine holds up just swell in your glass as you sit around the fire pit enjoying our beautiful fall nights.
Rhone | France
Regular Price: $13.99
The France Mega Class!
The most dynamic country in the world when it comes to wine and, by and large, the World’s leader in making wines – it’s also one of the hardest countries to get a firm grasp of it’s wines since there are so many varied regions and histories.
This Mega Class aims to help you understand France, it’s wines, it’s histories, and it’s peoples better through 12 classes over the next 6 months. We will break the country into 10 regions and tackle them one-at-a-time giving us plenty of time to discuss and taste through 8-10 wines per session – this is roughly the same amount of classroom time that I got when I got my Sommelier Certificate and I think this series is gonna be way more fun!
Each Class is $50.00 per attendee.
The cost for the Entire Series is $500.00 per person.
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The class sized is capped at 12 for each session.
This is a breakdown of the classes and dates for each class:
The Classes will run on Thursday evenings from 6pm until 8pm.
May 22nd – France Overview
June 5th – Bordeaux, part One
June 26th – Bordeaux, part Two
July 10th – Burgundy, part One
July 31st – Burgundy, part Two
August 14th – Alsace and Loire
August 28th – The Northern Rhone
September 11th – Southern Rhone and Provence
September 25th – Jura, Savoie, and the Mountains
October 10th – Southwest and Languedoc
October 23rd – Champagne
October 30th – France Re-Cap
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