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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default [TN] Winegeek wines for non-winegeeks

    Sat. night, Andrew's best friend Quinn came over with his family (Mom,
    Dad and younger brother Grant) for dinner at our place. The expected
    chaos of two four-year-old boys cavorting with a two-year-old boy in tow
    was raised to whole new levels when Grant sicked up just as dinner was
    being served. Having just recently endured a close encounter with
    norovirus, Jean and I gritted our teeth and soldiered on with the dinner
    of roasted tenderloin of pork filled with dried fruit and potato-leek
    soup. With the appetizers of gambas al ajillo and olives, we opened:

    NV Foreau Vouvray Brut
    nose: lightly toasty, herbal, citrus
    palate: fine mousse, crisp acidity, herbal, toast

    The current release of this Loire sparkler was a bit less fruity than
    earlier versions, but also had more pronounced bergamot-like herbal
    character -- either that, or it was subtly corked ;-) A big hit with
    all of us.

    With dinner, we opened:

    2006 Michel Tête "Domaine du Clos du Fief" Juliénas
    nose: red fruit, minerals
    palate: silky entry, cranberry light body, balanced acidity

    A very good match with the slight sweetness of the pork, it was very
    drinkable stuff that pleased all of us, winegeek and non-winegeek alike.

    Mark Lipton
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    st.helier Guest

    Default Re: [TN] Winegeek wines for non-winegeeks

    "Mark Lipton" wrote .....
    >
    > With dinner, we opened:
    >
    > 2006 Michel Tête "Domaine du Clos du Fief" Juliénas
    > nose: red fruit, minerals
    > palate: silky entry, cranberry light body, balanced acidity
    >
    > A very good match with the slight sweetness of the pork, it
    > was very drinkable stuff that pleased all of us, winegeek
    > and non-winegeek alike.
    >


    One of the great frustrations of reading of these Beaujolais, is knowing
    that virtually none is now, or will ever be available in this southpac
    backwater.

    st.helier




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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default Re: [TN] Winegeek wines for non-winegeeks

    st.helier wrote:

    > One of the great frustrations of reading of these Beaujolais, is knowing
    > that virtually none is now, or will ever be available in this southpac
    > backwater.


    The only answer, then, is to come to that bastion of free trade, the US,
    to sample some of that vinous ambrosia. More seriously, can you not
    talk to some of the better importers about bringing in a few? I'd think
    that the Kiwi palate would be fairly well attuned to such wines. Do you
    know of Russell Briggs of Russell Briggs Selections in Nelson? He might
    be amenable.

    Good luck!
    Mark Lipton

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    greybeard Guest

    Default Re: [TN] Winegeek wines for non-winegeeks


    "Mark Lipton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:ghm4m2$3n4$[email protected]..
    > st.helier wrote:
    >
    >> One of the great frustrations of reading of these Beaujolais, is knowing
    >> that virtually none is now, or will ever be available in this southpac
    >> backwater.

    >
    > The only answer, then, is to come to that bastion of free trade, the US,
    > to sample some of that vinous ambrosia. More seriously, can you not
    > talk to some of the better importers about bringing in a few? I'd think
    > that the Kiwi palate would be fairly well attuned to such wines. Do you
    > know of Russell Briggs of Russell Briggs Selections in Nelson? He might
    > be amenable.
    >
    > Good luck!
    > Mark Lipton
    >
    > --
    > alt.food.wine FAQ: http://winefaq.cwdjr.net



    I'd have thought that Maison Vauron, Newmarket, Auckland
    would might be more likely to yield a few bottles. Not as distant
    from his lordships castle either.
    As to their selection, I can't offer an opinion, as I haven't checked
    those particular shelves. I know they airfreight a few cases each year
    early november (17th?) for the traditional Beaujolais arrival. I guess they
    follow
    that up with bulk (sea freight) supply later.
    Maison V have a website, but last visits I found it was not kept up to date
    and therefore of no use.
    Shop worth a visit for all francophiles. Beware: imported french cheese also
    on sale.

    greybeard





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