Dear Friends and Wine Lovers,
In 1954 the village council of Châteauneuf-du-Pape adopted an ordinance prohibiting the landing of flying saucers in their vineyards. No
flying Saucers have landed in Châteauneuf-du-Pape since... Strange but true!!
During the 14th century, there were actually two popes. The French pope lived in Avignon and had his summer house in what is now called
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which means "new castle of the Pope..." Strange but true!!
The Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2000 vintage was described by Robert Parker as "a thrilling year," rating it 98 points. Wine Spectator called it "powerful and rich; plump and ripe
reds with silky tannins," scoring it 94 points, and even Britain's curmudgeonly Decanter Magazine gave it 4 stars. Yet amazingly Le Dû's Wines still has some of the very best
producers from this remarkable vintage in stock at the best prices in the country... Strange but true!!
The Châteauneuf-du-Pape 3-Pack
Mas de Boislauzon - Cuvée Quet 2000 - 92 pts RP
Le Vieux Donjon 2000 - 91 pts RP & 92 pts WS
Cuvée du Vatican "Sixtine" 2000 - 93 pts RP
Shelf price - $179.97
Sale Price - $161.97
Free delivery in New York State.
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
UPCOMING WINE EVENTS AT LE DÛ'S WINES...
An Introduction to French Country Wines with Jean-Luc Le Dû
Wednesday, June 13th - $70
While the world famous regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhône Valley are considered the gold standard in wine production, France also offers a trove of great
wines from lesser known areas. We are calling this seminar "an introduction to French Country Wines" for a lack of a better term. It is really doing a disservice to the
superb wines we will be showcasing as they give more famous wines from around the world a run for their money. Get ready to be surprised, shocked and won over by
this bunch of unknowns!
Terroirs of Napa Master Seminar with Lisa Granik MW
Wednesday, June 20th - $115
The Napa Valley contains the premier vineyards in the United States. In this master seminar we will explore the stylistic differences between the Rutherford,
Stags Leap, Oakville and St. Helena AVA's... Our guest lecturer will again be Lisa Granik MW who has selected her favorite bottles from each AVA to share
with us, including including Dominus, Opus One, Nickel & Nickel and Philippe Melka.
Lisa Granik MW is one of only 24 Americans to pass the difficult and rigorous Master of Wine exam which indicates an extremely high
standard of professional knowledge.
France vs. America with Yannick Benjamin
Wednesday, June 27th - $75
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
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
All Seminars run from 6:30-8:00pm and are held in the store.
15% discount on any three seminars.
Event 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.
OUR FREE IN-STORE TASTINGS CONTINUE...
Friday, April 27th from 5.30-8.00pm
Join us as we sample some of our new wines for spring.
Saturday, April 28th from 3-6pm
We welcome Meg O’Connell from Polaner Wines as we pour some off-beat, cult wines.
We hope to see you here...
Jean-Luc Le Dû.