I just realized that my blog will be a great way for me to share a bit more what is going on in the store and to promote the store by the same occasion. Things that I was already doing indirectly before, by describing and sharing my notes about the wines that I buy for the store.
However, every week we have multiple FREE tastings at the store. Usually every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday are reserved for Wine tasting only and Friday(s) is Spirits day (Scotch Whisky, Bourbon, Vodka, Tequilla, Cognac, Armagnac, etc..).
Importers and distributors come to help us to promote their products, and each tasting day, there is a different person coming to introduce you to some of the wines that we already bought for the store and that you can find on our shelves.
So, from now on, I will try to post most of the "Free Tasting of the Day at the store" (www.HeightsChateau.com) on my blog to share with you the wines that we are tasting that particular day and may be to trigger your interest to come to the store to pay us a visit and at the same time, taste some wines.
(from 4.30pm to 7.30pm)
Maximilien Selections Tasting
2008 Reserve du President Vermentinu White Corsica $10.99
This 100% Vermentinu (also called Vermentino in Italy) is a clean, fruity, simple yet pleasant sipper for the summer and roughly any occasions. The nose is fresh and floral with aromas of white flowers and white peach. The light palate follows with pretty much the same features, balanced by a nice acidity and a very enjoyable way of coating the palate. Very easy to drink and versatile, this friendly little white should complement summer vegetable salads, white meats cold cut and simple fish dish. Also great as an aperitif.
2007 Monmousseau Vouvray Sec Loire Valley France $12.99
Bordering on off-dry, this Chenin Blanc has a rich, aromatic nose that offers aromas of citrus and honeysuckle along with touches ripe apple and almonds. Residual sugars on the palate are balanced by racy acidity into a fresh, clean finish. Though enjoyable as an aperitif, this wine will also pair nicely with poultry, shellfish, rich meats and creamy sauces.
2007 Domaine Laurent Saint Pourcain Auvergne France $12.99
From the Allier region in Auvergne, central France, Laurent Saint-Pourcain is an easy drinking, juicy, earthy wine made of Gamay and Pinot noir. Light to medium intensity ruby color, the nose expresses bright cherry and red berry fruit aromas with slightly green hints of smoke, earth and minerals. The attack has bright red juicy fruit. The mid-palate has a refreshing acidity and more vivid red berry flavors. The finish is clean and earthy with touch green, slightly vegetal, dry smoky notes. A perfect summer wine, to drink slightly chilled like a Beaujolais with simple dishes, cold cuts and charcuterie. Ideal for mid-afternoon breaks with red fruit and goat cheese.
2007 Mas des Flauzieres Gigondas Rhone Valley France $16.99
Often described as baby Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas offers better value made with the same blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mouvedre. This accessible Gigondas from Mas des Flauzieres is clean and light in the mouth with notes of plum, spice, earth and smoke mingling on the palate and leading toward a pleasant, round finish. Try pairing this food-friendly red with red meat, cheeses or spicy foods.
I hope you will be able to come and taste today. If not there will be plenty more occasions and free tastings for you to come to the store.
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