We Epicureans enjoy our fine wine, but let’s be honest, it doesn’t make sense to drink 90+ point, $80 wines every night of the week. That level of hedonism leaves us with little to aspire to in life, so at times we must show some restraint.
…So we bring you ‘Monday night’ wines. Wines that exhibit body and flavor, but are also reasonably priced. These wines are from the Langeudoc-Roussillon region. The area stretches along the south coast of France, from the Pyrenees bordering Spain in the south west, hugging the northern Mediterranean coast all the way up to the Rhone valley in the east. It covers a massive 700,000 acres and produces more wine than the entire US. The most famous appellations within the region include Corbieres, Faugeres, Minervois and Saint Chinian. Bordeaux and Rhone varietals are dominant. Pinot noir and Italian varietals are rare.
The defining features of this tasting are great wines at a low price! Not many of us can drink our most expensive wines every day of the week. We need something much less expensive for drinking on a Monday night for example! Most Languedoc-Roussillon wines retail for under $20 and are very, very good.
To highlight this blindingly obvious need, the tasting will be held on a Monday evening!
Join members at La Place Wine Bar, where Betty Dunbar will present 8 wines to taste; all of which are available for purchase from the store! Learn about this region, its delicious (and at times ambiguous) blends, and find some new favorites for your personal collection. Why is the event at La Place Wine Bar? The proprietor of La Place is Betty Dunbar. Earlier in her career, she ran a wine-importing business that was heavily focused on the wines of Languedoc-Roussillon. This region is near and dear to her heart and her store has the best selection of these wines in town.
In addition, Chef Norbert from The Nook will be providing a variety of his excellent burgers to enjoy alongside the wines. Like they say, it’s Friday night somewhere…Oh wait, they don’t.