Wednesday, January 25, 2023

LeDomduVin: Petite soirée entre amis

Petite soirée entre amis 

Lots of people tell me: “Wow, you always open such great bottles!”, most of the time thinking "he must be rich and have a great lifestyle". 

Well, for once and for all, I would like to remind these people, that no I’m not rich, I do have a rather common low middle-class lifestyle, which can be resumed to “metro-boulot-dodo”, and that I am just a Sommelier sourcing, buying, tasting and serving wine to wealthy patrons. 

95% of the bottles you see in my posts are bottles that I open when I am at work, not for my personal consumption. 

The good thing is that I get to source them, buy them, taste them and serve them, which is the reason why I love my job, as it give me access to such beautiful “ladies” (as I like to call them). 

The fact is that, like most Sommeliers I know, I open super expensive bottles at work, but I drink rather inexpensive, every day wines at home, as I cannot afford the expensive ones. 

For example, the other day, some friends came at home, and these are the wines we drank and enjoyed together. Nothing extraordinary, nor extravagant, just simple, affordable wines. Nice and easy. 😄👍🍷🍷🍷😋😋😋😋

A muscadet, from Domaine de la Bretonniere, to start as an aperitif, “pour se mettre en bouche” as we say in French. Nice, clean, fresh, easy going, great to whet your appetite. About 8€

Then, a Sancerre Henri Bourgeois “Les Baronnes” 2021, zesty, mineral, well balanced, quaffable. About 21€

Chateau Larroque Bordeaux Supérieur 2016 at about 15€

Relais de La Dominique Saint Émilion 2018 at about 23€

Et voilà, and we had a really good evening, enjoying these bottles over charcuterie and cheeses and pizzas. Nice and simple, enjoyable and convivial. Nothing fancy, just “une petite soirée entre amis”! 

Voilà, voilà…

Cheers! Santé! 


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