Wednesday, July 02, 2008

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I don't want to write about wine today, no tasting notes. It's gorgeous outside, things are going well with family, friends, and work, life is good.

Instead I'll tell you that I had the chance to hang out with fellow wine bloggers recently. Joe was in from Montreal and he stopped by for a quick glass before his work dinner. He met my 17 month old daughter, who impressed him with her ability to sniff wine in the glass. He brought a lovely gift of a bottle of 2005 Bouzeron crafted by the master M. Aubert de Villaine. We enjoyed the remaining half of a bottle of 2005 Desvignes Morgon Javernières, 2nd Upper Terrace Bottling, on its second day open. I am happy to report to you that Joe liked the wine. We then opened a bottle of 2002 Cazin Cour-Cheverny Cuvée Renaissance. This is a brilliant wine made from the little used Romorantin grape, found essentially only in this tiny little Loire appellation. This wine has many years ahead of it, but I wanted to check in. I also wanted to share it with Joe, as the tyrannical state-run SAQ in Montreal doesn't carry this wine. I am happy to report to you that Joe also liked this wine.

And then last night another blogger who lives in tyrannical government controlled wine territory, in this case Pennsylvania, stopped by for dinner. That's right folks, yesterday eve I supped with none other than David McDuff. We enjoyed several bottles and some cookin' with Brooklynguy, but I think I'll save the details for another time, unless McDuff beats me to it. Except to tell you that the bottle of 1996 Champagne the David brought was just superb. I think I convinced David to write about this wine as a Friday Night Bubbles guest-post. We'll see.

Such nice folks, all of you bloggers. Makes me think hard about dropping what is certain to be at least a grand between air fare, hotel, food, and fun to participate in this Wine Bloggers Conference.

Anyway, back to regularly scheduled programming soon.

3 comments:

Lenn said...

"Makes me think hard..."

I thought you were already "all in" as they say?!?!?

Hopefully you're still planning to go. If you arrive in SF around the same time I do (and Erika from strumerika.com as well) we'll all ride north together, my friend!

Joe said...

Hi Neil - an absolute pleasure, but too little time and not enough wine...Still thinking about that conference - coincides with my annual west coast trek, but I have business to attend to that weekend in DC...cheers, a la prochaine!

Brooklynguy said...

not sure lenn - it's gonna cost at least a thousand dollars, and that's serious cash. i might rather spend that on wine...

more time next time joe - take it easy