Episode 27: Lieu-Dit Caprio

by whitney & christina on January 31, 2012

This week the ladies tell you about the sommelier documentary that has the wine world buzzing, the Never Drink Alone segment is back and a sweet sipper for Valentine’s Day is announced and Whitney and Christina list their favorite winos to follow on Twitter.

Fresh Press: Somm, “a forthcoming documentary from filmmaker Jason Wise that profiles four sommeliers’ attempts to secure the much-desired Master Sommelier pin”.  And here’s a write up about it.

NDA (Never Drink Alone):  Get ready ya’ll!  On Valentine’s Day, we’re gonna DRINK!  Drink what?  Madeira, Malmsey style. What’s Malmsey?  The sweetest style of Madeira.

Recommended: Rare Wine Co, Barbeito, or Blandys depending on on what’s available to you and your budget.

Here’s a great post on the Rare Wine Company’s site about food pairings.
  And Eric Asimov’s post on Madeira and dessert wine.

So buy yourselves some chocolate, sit down with a glass of Madeira, listen to The Crush, and as they say on Parks and Recreation- “TREAT YOSELF”.

Crush Quickfire:  Emily O’hare

The River Cafe where Emily is a sommelier.  Whizz Bang Pop, the pop up restaurant where she is in charge of all thing vinous.  And a great article by Emily about being a sommelier and a wonderful comparison of the wines of Italy to the kings queens, and other players in a magical chess-like land!  And finally, the Foillard Morgan ‘Cote du Py’ she mentions.

What the What?  Lieu-Dit. (“said location”).  And how to pronounce it.

Wine people to follow on Twitter!

@shitmysommsays (aka ‘Shit My Sommelier Says’)

@Levi_opens_wine (Levi Dalton)

@LouWineBar (Lou Amdur)

And some wine world authorities and journalists: @ericasimov, @jancisrobinson, @jbonne, @alicefeiring, @TaliaBaiocchi, @jamiegoode, @timatkin, @ozclarke

And then, you know, US –  @ubriaca and @winewchristina


 Wineries of the week (all ‘natural’ or organic/biodynamic):

 Henri Borgeouis ‘Clos Henri’ Pinot noir and sauvignon blanc.  Available in the US at about half a dozen retailers for about $19-35 a bottle.

Seresin. Pinot noir is particularly good, especially their ‘Rachel’ and ‘Sun and Moon’.  Widely available.  Sauvignon blanc $12-16 a bottle, pinot a bit more.

Plus check out the producers part of the Marlborough Natural Winemakers (MANA) organisation (Fromm, Herzog, Te Whare Ra, and Huia), and Frammingham are great too.

And read more about Christina’s visit to Marlborough HERE.


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