Dear Friends and Wine Lovers,
Your friends at Le Dû's have a few tips to help you keep warm this winter...
1. Wear several thin layers of clothes rather than one thick layer - the warmth from your body will get trapped between the layers.
2. Moving around generates extra body heat, so any kind of activity will help to keep you warm.
3. Drink wines with a high alcohol content.
If you’re having trouble thawing out from the recent cold wave, it might be time to drink high alcohol wines. When we taste wines
with alcohol levels over 14% we often refer to them as being "hot" due to the warm sensation we feel drinking them. That means one less layer of clothing and lower
heating bills. High alcohol also means big fruit and powerful flavors, so we’ve put together some Cold Weather Packs of strapping Rhône varietals that will easily match
the intensity of your hearty winter roasts and stews.
Beckmen - Cuvee Le Bec 2004
Grenache/Mouvèdre/Syrah/Counoise - 14.2% alcohol
A truly complex American Rhone blend with spicy aromas, wild berry flavors and a savory texture.
Tres Picos 2005
Garnacha - 14.5% alcohol
The 2005 vintage was over-the-top in Spain, so we believe this muscular, mouthful of flavor will surpass the 91 rating the 2004 received from Robert Parker.
Three Rings 2005
Shiraz - 15.5% alcohol
This killer Shiraz was made by Australia’s top winemaker, Chris Ringland. Dense and extroverted it has received high ratings across the board.
Here’s the deal... The shelf price is $51.97 for one of each of the above!
Our Cold Weather Three Pack (one of each) costs - $49.37 per pack
Our Cold Weather Six Pack (two of each) costs - $93.54 per pack
Our Cold Weather Twelve Pack (four of each) costs - $176.69 per pack
Please order on-line
or by e-mailing us at sales.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to speak with a human, call us on 212-924-6999
FREE UPCOMING IN-STORE TASTINGS
Winemaker Tasting - Luca Currado of Vietti Wines
Friday, February 23rd from 5.30-8.00pm
This Friday we are thrilled to welcome the great Barolo winemaker Luca Currado to our shop. The Vietti family are renowned for two centuries of
expert winemaking and an amazing collection of grand cru vineyards. Currado worked at California's Opus One and Bordeaux's Mouton-Rothschild in the 1980's
before taking over the reins of the family winery in 1990. He introduced modern winemaking techniques and brought the winery to the upper echelon in Piedmont.
Come and join Currado as we taste through the following highly rated wines...
Scarrone Barbera 2004
Perbacco Nebbiolo 2003
Castiglione Barolo 2001 - 7 time due bichierri winner
Brunate Barolo 2001 - 8 time due bichierri winner
Slovenian Tasting with Emil Gaspari
Saturday, February 24th from 3-6pm
We love discovering quality wines from off the beaten path locations. This Saturday we will taste through a superb collection of wines from Slovenia. Slovenia
has a strong wine tradition dating back to ancient times, and since it straddles Friuli in Italy, there are common styles and grape varieties in both areas. If you love
wine, don’t miss this fun tasting. Here’s what we’ll be pouring...
Santomas "Big Red Vinters Choice" 2000 - Refosko/Cabernet/Merlot.
Rustic but possibly Slovenia’s greatest red wine.
Graben 2003 - Sauvignon Blanc.
This is the wildest Sauvignon Blanc we have ever tasted... it has 15.99% alcohol and 7.6 grams of residual sugar but still finishes dry!
Santomas 2004 - Malvasia.
Our new favorite wine under $15...an amazing value.
Guerila 2005 - Pinela.
Pinela...? We'd never heard of the grape either but it tastes great!
Tilia 2005 - Pinot Gris.
What did you expect it is right across the border from Friulia?
Batic Valentino 2003 - Ribolla Gialla.
An amazing desert wine that tastes like a slice apple pie with cinnamon and nutmeg.
Don’t miss our next e-mail... We'll be announcing a new round of seminars and an exciting wine dinner.
We hope to see you here...
Jean-Luc Le Dû.