Location: at our Farwell store
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Their ubiquity in daily culinary life betrays their exotic origins—as well as their keys to an inner sanctum of the world of wine.
There are the spices. Black, like white peppercorn, is the dried fruit of a tropical vine native to India. Capsicum, also called chile or red, is the dried fruit of New World, relative to the tomato. And then there are vegetables. The sweet or bell is a mild variety of the mostly pungent species of Capsicum.
All of these are, of course, peppers. Whether spices or vegetables, the aromatic and flavor qualities of peppers are diagnostic and hypnotic characteristics of many fine wines. Most notably, those made with Syrah from the Rhone Valley, Cabernet Franc from the Loire Valley and Grüner Veltliner from the Wachau Valley.
Why do peppers speak through these specific grapes? And why grapes from these specific terroirs? And what so they want to say to us?
Join us as we explore the wines of the Rhone and Loire Valleys of France, and of the Wachau Valley of Austria. And discover how Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Grüner Veltliner wines from these regions compare to wines made with these grapes from other wine regions of the world.
Wines to be tasted:
2019 Gobelsburg Gruner Veltliner Steinsetz $34.99
2018 Mathias Hirtzberger Gruner Veltliner Treu Federspeil $34.99
2017 Rudi Pichler, Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Hochrain $69.99
2015 Petit Marie Bourgueil Cuvee Ronsard $21.99
2014 Pallus Chinon Grand Vin $38.99
2008 Raffault Chinon Les Picasses $49.99
2016 Becheras Saint Joseph $29.99
2018 Graillot Crozes Hermitage $39.99
2014 Rostaing Cote Rotie Ampodium $79.99
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