Dear Friends and Wine Lovers,
Which wine do you drink on a sweltering summer day?
I loved watching the sigh of relief on everybody’s face as they walked into the store during last week’s stifling
heat wave. Those of you who have been here know we keep the temperature at a constant 55 degrees which explains why we are always bundled
up in our fleece vests while you are wiping the
sweat from your brow. One of the advantages of spending our days in a hermetically sealed, temperature controlled environment is that we are
always ready to sample some very un-summery bottles like the Chave Hermitage 2003 and Clape Cornas 2003 we cracked open last week.
Which begs the question … which wine do you drink on a sweltering summer day? As much as I love them, I’d have
a hard time recommending one of those powerhouse Rhone superstar Syrahs during a scorcher. My choice would be another wine we tasted
recently, the refreshing, food friendly William Fèvre
Chablis "Champs Royaux" 2005.
William Fèvre, a
historic name, delivers classic Chablis style here with intense flinty flavors and crisp, green apple fruit and his impeccably clean, respectful
winemaking. Chablis is always 100% Chardonnay but its special chalky soil, cautious use of oak and cool location at the far northern end of Burgundy
makes it a distant relative to the fat, buttery California Chards so popular here in the America. Its unique combination of freshness and complexity,
mineral backbone and bracing acidity make the William Fèvre Chablis perfect for quenching your thirst. It’s also a great pairing for lighter foods
during these unbearable, muggy days.
Here's the deal... the regular shelf price is $16.99
Mention this email offer in the store for 5% discount - $16.14 per bottle
Buy 6 bottles for 10% discount - $15.29 per bottle
Case discount is 15% - $173.28 per case
(free delivery in New York State)
OUR THURSDAY “BEAT THE HEAT” TASTING SERIES CONTINUES WITH...
“TOUR DE FRANCE”
This Thursday July 27th, from 5:30-8:00pm, please join us for a tour of the major wine regions of France. We will be sampling some choice
selections from Burgundy, Alsace, the Loire Valley and the Languedoc .… a great opportunity to fine tune your francophile wine palate. Guiding us
and answering your questions will be a real live Frenchman, Eric Dubourg from Wineberry Imports.
DON’T FORGET OUR LAST SEMINAR OF THE SUMMER!!
Wednesday, July 26th from 6:30 – 8:00pm - Focus on Long Island - $50
This is the seminar to take before heading out to the East End this summer. In the past 30 years the Long Island wine industry has grown
from one small winery to 3,000 acres of vines and 60 wineries producing world class wines. Our very special guest will be
Christopher Tracey, from Channing Daughters
Winery located in Bridgehampton. Christopher was a world class chef and pastry cook before becoming a sommelier and eventually
a wine maker. He will discuss the terroir of Long Island, which grapes grow best on Long Island and winemaking techniques while pouring his
unique and distinctive wines.
For reservations please e-mail
andy or call 212-924-6999
We hope to see you here...
Jean-Luc Le Dû.