We all miss Kevin. Truly. We do. But there are tastings that would likely happen under Kevin’s watch, and tastings that likely wouldn’t. He’s done the wine thing for a long, long time, be it in restaurants, wholesale or retail, and when you do something for that long, you develop certain opinions. One of Kevin’s long-standing opinions is that Pinot Noir shouldn’t come from certain places, namely, anyplace that isn’t Burgundy or Sonoma, with the possible exception of the Napa side of Carneros. Those of us still here at Feast, though, having done this for fewer than forty-plus years, are perhaps more open to experimentation, so this Saturday, while we’re still including a Pinot Noir from its origin in Burgundy, we’ll be tasting Pinot Noir from some slightly less expected habitats around the world.
Now, Pinot being pricier than other varietals to grow, and therefore to buy and sell, we’ll be charging a titsch more than usual for this Saturday’s tasting- it’ll be $18 plus tax and tip rather than the $15 you’re used to, but hey- it’s Pinot Noir, no matter where it hails from.
THE TASTING BEGINS ON ZOOM AT 2:00 PM ON SATURDAY, MARCH 26. THE ZOOM MEETING NUMBER FOR THE TASTING IS 827 6290 4548, AND THE PASSCODE is 202838.
The many moods of Pinot
You can find the tasting order and the pricing here.
2014 Movia Modri Pinot (Pinot Noir,) Brda, Slovenia
2019 Prost Pinot Noir, Qualitatswein Pfalz
2018 Rubus Pinot Noir, Veneto IGT
2020 Justin Girardin Bourgogne AOC