There are two harbingers of summer here.
The first is the sudden ease in traffic that comes when our winter Tucsonans head back to cooler climes. I have an odd mix of delight and fear when I can get where I’m going twice as fast- delight that I can be one time in spite of the fact that I haven’t allotted myself enough, and fear that this means my coworkers and I will be sitting around drumming our fingers for the next five months, wondering if we’ll have anything notable to do each night.
The second is Kevin pulling out the Sauvignon Blanc. Nothing washes away that dusty Tucson summer heat like a clean, fresh glass of Sauvignon Blanc. This Saturday at 2:00, you can taste two of the Real McCoys- Sauvingnon Blanc from the Loire Valley- and two New World interpretations from California. Just bring a ten-spot (plus tax and tip) to Feast this Saturday after having made a reservation. You’ll need a reservation. And what’s more, you’ll need to make your reservation by phone, since web and email reservations won’t hold you a place. Do consider it.
Loire’s versus Ours- Sauvignon Blanc
2015 Chatenoy Menetou-Salon
2016 Domaine du Salvard Cheverny
2015 Banshee Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County
2015 Andis Sauvignon Blanc, Amador County