Hello and Happy Friday!
Just a reminder that we are back with another edition of Routier tonight! Stop in any time between 5 and 8 pm to try a flight of three wines along with a nibble of cheese and crackers for only $25 per person.
Tonight’s theme focuses on Spring reds. Inspired by a warming in the weather (and now a little cooling!), we will pour three reds that offer a transition from those cold weather, big reds. The bounty of spring veggies and its inspired food also makes us want to drink the following line-up for tonight:
Cuvée XI M. Lapierre Raisins Gaulois Vin de France
2011 Elio Grasso Dolcetto D’Alba ‘Dei Grassi’ Piemonte, Italy
2010 Ravailles Frères Ermitage du Pic Saint Loup Rouge Cuvée Sainte Agnès
In other news, yesterday we released a new schedule for our “Wine Wednesday’s” tastings. Remember you can always check out our calendar of events here.
Today’s Friday Feature focuses on a country that Craig is eagerly anticipating visiting in just over a week. On Sunday, May 12th, Craig will embark on a two week journey to Portugal. He will visit seven different regions in this diverse wine country.
Of course no discussion of Portuguese wine would be complete without talking about the Douro region. One of the world’s most historic regions, it has been given the status of a UNESCO World Heritage site. While the history of Port production is hundreds of years old, the dry table wines of the Douro have less than two decades of history.
In that short time, the region is now home to some of Europe’s greatest red wines.
To prove this bold statement, this Friday Feature focuses on what is one of the true great producers of the region, Quinta do Crasto. Yesterday I met with Miguel Roquette and tasted through his incredible line-up of wines. From white, to red to fortified wine, rarely do you taste a group of wines that is so good from the bottom to top.
On this Friday Feature, there is a little something for everyone, including two great values, and one of the top wines of the Crasto estate, a wine that is always considered one of the greatest wines of Portugal.
We really encourage each and every one of you to try the wines of Quinta do Crasto. Some of these are very limited, so secure yours today!
Have a great weekend,
Craig & Sheb