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Dear Friends and Wine Lovers,

The Loire Valley is an under appreciated wine region here in America but back home in France they are the most popular wines served in Paris bistros. What do the French know that the Americans don't...? From tradition and experience they know Cabernet Franc make their food taste better but they also know that in a good year like 2005 when the Cab Franc grapes ripen fully, bursting with cherries, violets and briary flavors, they can go head to head with any other varietal on the planet.

The Frederic Mabileau - St. Nicolas de Bourgueil "Les Rouilleres" 2005 comes from 15-35 years old vines in the heart of the St. Nicolas appellation. Aged in stainless steel tanks for 7-9 months this is a clean, bright, pure expression of Cabernet Franc. Wine and Spirits Magazine chose it as the "Red Wine of the Month" for May, describing it as having "...rich, dense flavors of black currant, cherry and rose petals... backed by an iron like minerality - 92 pts." We agree, put a slight chill on the bottle and enjoy a great red wine on a warm day. Here's the deal...

The shelf price is $18.99 per bottle.
Buy six bottles and get 10% discount - $17.09 each.
Buy twelve bottles and get 15% discount - $16.14 each!

This sale ends on Sunday June 24th. Please order online or by e-mailing us at sales. Alternatively you can call us on 212-924-6999

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FREE INSTORE TASTINGS...
The Sorting Table
Friday, June 22nd from 5.30-8pm

The Sorting Table is an exciting new importer/distributor that has added some impressive names to its portfolio, like the great Tuscan producer Castello di Ama and the premier Alsatian winemaker Zind Humbrecht. Here's what we'll be pouring...

Castello di Ama - Rosato 2006 - Sangiovese
Triennes - Sainte Fleur 2005 - Viognier
Zind Humbrecht - Gewurztraminer 2005
Saintsbury - Cerise Vineyard 2005 - Pinot Noir

The Australian/Italian Showdown
Saturday June 23rd from 3-6pm

The line has been drawn in the sand as we pit the best bottles from Italy's premier importer, Marc de Grazia, against the king of Australian wine, Dan Philips, in the ultimate showdown. It's a traditional Old World vs New World battle this Saturday at Le Du's Wines!

In the Italian Corner...
Kofererhof Kerner 2005
Gini Soave 2006
La Spinetta Barbera Ca Di Pian 2005
Scavino Barolo 2003

In the Australian Corner...
Lengs & Cooter Riesling 2006
Cairnbrae "The Stones" Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Trevor Jones Shiraz "Boots" 2005
Hazyblur Shiraz "Baroota" 2004

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New York Wine Guild UPCOMING SEMINAR AT NEW YORK WINE GUILD...
The Rhône Valley with Jean-Luc Le Dû
Tuesday, June 26th, 6.30-8.30pm - $85
269 11th Avenue, New York, NY


New York Wine Guild is pleased to present a tasting of Rhône wines hosted by the James Beard award-winning sommelier and owner of Le Dû Wines... Jean-Luc Le Dû.

Jean-Luc has hand-picked the wines for the evening and will lead guests on an informal and diverse tasting excursion through the Côtes du Rhône, from Côte-Rôtie to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Here's what he'll be pouring.

Domaine de Triennes - Viognier 2005
Domaine du Vieux Lazaret - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2006
Tardieu Laurent - Condrieu 2005
Jean-Louis Chave - Côtes du Rhône "Mon Coeur" 2005
Mas de Boislauzon - Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2005
Jean-Louis Chave - St Joseph "Offerus" 2004
Domaine Franck Balthazar - Cornas 2004
Jean-Michel Stephan - Côte-Rôtie 2003

As a bonus, and with a glass of champagne in hand, see how fine wines are stored during a private tour of WineCare's state-of-the-art underground cellars which hold some of the world's rarest and most valuable wines.

Tickets are available at New York Wine Guild directly, or by calling 212-594-9590, and cost $85.00 per person.

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UPCOMING SEMINARS AT LE DÛ'S WINES...
France vs. America with Yannick Benjamin
Wednesday, June 27th - $75

France vs USA Join us for a classic old world - new world showdown as we delve into the different terroirs and wine making practices of France and the United States. We will sample the noble varietals Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah and Viognier from each country, then compare and contrast how the different viticultural and vinification techniques employed help create the flavors in the glass.

How To Taste Wine with Yannick Benjamin
Wednesday, July 11th - $60

Tasting We've offered this seminar before but found it so essential we decided to repeat it because it will help fine tune your palate and dramatically increase your drinking pleasure. Tasting wine involves three senses (sight, smell and taste) that identify four primary components (sugar, alcohol, acid and tannins). Once you develop the skills to distinguish those elements a whole new world will open up as your senses will be heightened and you will be able to communicate more eloquently about the flavors you taste... Learn to taste like a professional, without any preconceptions.

All wines will be tasted blind for this seminar which will be taught by Yannick Benjamin, who finished 2nd in the "Best Sommelier in America" competition and first in the blind tasting portion.

For reservations call us on 212-924-6999 or e-mail Andy.
All Seminars run from 6:30-8:00pm and are held in the store.
15% discount on any three seminars.

We hope to see you here...

Jean-Luc Le Dû.

Seminar Cancellation Policy...
Payment is required in full at time of reservation to guarantee a seat. Cancellations received less than two weeks but more than five days prior to each seminar will be refunded with store credit only. Cancellations received within five days of each seminar will not be refunded.

 
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