Flash Tasting @Grand Cru: All around France in 1 tasting!

Burgundy, Northern Rhone, Loire Valley. There Must Be A Connection Somewhere

I realize we did France last week at the tasting, but those wines were from down around Provence in the far south. This week we move north to the Northern Rhone, on to Burgundy, and finish further north still in the Loire Valley. (Full disclosure: the Chablis we're opening is actually north of the Chinon from the Loire; but you get the idea.)

The wines have in common only the fact that each producer is one I've admired over the years, and most of the wines we'll be tasting are new vintages. I'm pumped! Oh, one other almost-link: all but one of the wines are Kermit Lynch imports.

2008 Dom. Costal Chablis "Les Truffieres" (Bourgogne, FR) $31.99; SALE $24.99! -- Combines the talents of Bernard Ranveneau, Dom. Jean Collet, and Kermit Lynch

2011 Dom. Pierre Guillemot Savigny Aux Serpentieres, 1er Cru (Bourgogne, FR) $43.99 --
Elegant, feminine-style red Burgundy from an old friend

2011 Jean Foillard Morgon "Cuvee Corcelette" (Beaujolais, FR) $39.99 -- Probably the best winemaker in Beaujolais; one of the best in all of Burgundy

2010 Charles Joguet Chinon "Cuvee de la Cure" (Loire, FR) $29.99 -- Exotic Cabernet Franc, complex and bold

2011 St. Cosme Saint-Joseph (Rhone, FR) $33.99 --
One of the Rhone's most consistent small producers

2012 Dom. Clape Cotes du Rhone (Rhone, FR) $41.99 -- The introductory wine from the famous Cornas producer

Why not join us? We start at 5, end at 7. The company is witty, and so are the crackers. Bring ten bucks and taste $215 worth of wine.

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