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Friday FREE Tasting: Pomerol for All

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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Come shake off that long, hard workweek with some sips of sumptuous Bordeaux. Discover (or rediscover!) Pomerol with this week’s featured Chateau Gazin l’Hospitalet de Gazin. You’ll see why it’s the chateau’s hospitality wine. We’ll pour some other store favorites, too! Special prices tonight on tasted wines.  See you between 4 and 7!

For the Love of Italy: Indigenous Grapes From the Boot

In Uncategorized on October 23, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Date: Wednesday, October 29
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $35 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

We are mostly familiar with French grape varieties – Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, among others.

Yet there are thousands of grape varieties in the world. And Italy alone has 2,000 indigenous varieties!

So why do should we limit ourselves? It’s time to spread our wings and take a trip down the fantastic boot that is Italian wine.  At this tasting we will tour Italy through some its most amazing – and sometimes proudly esoteric – grape varieties!

2008 Chateau Gazin l’Hospitalet de Gazin Pomerol

In Bordeaux, Bordeaux on October 21, 2014 at 11:19 am

gazinThe Hospitalet opens with a wonderful ripe purity of black currants, the sweet smoky smell of caramels, a cedary touch of camphor and pencil lead, and a high-toned note of fresh raspberries.  All those flavors are extraordinary, but to me the palate is what is absolutely killer – only in Pomerol can wines achieve the stunning integration of tannins, rich and mineral fruit, and densely textured but intricately fine tannins.  It’s fresh, it’s delicious, it drinks now, and it will drink better and better for at least the next 15 years.

So don’t wait, but don’t hurry.  Power on through your first couple of bottles (cases?), yet also lay some down for the future – they’ll always be right in the pocket.

And one more thing.  While I love Pomerol, I don’t often get a chance to drink it.  Why?  Gazin’s next door neighbor, Petrus, starts at $13,000 a bottle in bad vintages.  l’Evangile isn’t far behind.  Chateau Gazin is usually around $200 a bottle.  This wine, while maybe not Tuesday night drinking, presents a stunning value.  And they only made 2,000 cases for the world.  Let’s all drink some Pomerol!

Please contact us regarding pricing and availability: 414-289-9463 or sommelier@waterfordwine.com