People seem to feel one way or another about a big oaky Chardonnay- some live for it, others dread it- but the fact of the matter is, oak is not an all-or-nothing proposition. This Saturday at 2:00, you can taste four Chardonnays from four different places, and each of them with a slightly different oak treatment.
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Paul Rickert has long been a buddy of Feast’s. As a brand manager at one of our distributors for years, we’ve always admired his palate and his wine knowledge, as well as his charm, but when he partnered up with one of our long-time favorite importers of Italian wine, Enotec, the whole was greater than the sum of its parts.
Say what you will about the clouds and impending thunderstorms; it’s still hot, and now, at least by Tucson standards, it’s muggy as well. If that doesn’t call for clean, crisp wine, we don’t know what does.
Since this Saturday’s wine tasting falls squarely on Bastille Day, what better way to celebrate our French friends’ independence than to pour French wine all day?
By now you know about Kevin's penchant for making me cringe at the names he gives his wine tastings. This week it's one that he keeps in his back pocket to upset me each Independence day weekend.
If you've been coming here for any length of time, you likely already know of Kevin's fondness for Picpoul, a grape not everyone knows about that makes its home in the southwest corner of France.
In spite of the fact that all of this week’s wines hail from the US, Kevin’s reasoning is that these Pinot Noirs very much approach a Burgundian style, and we all know that his first order of business in constructing a tasting is to come up with a suitable pun for its title (I won’t even tell you the title of next week’s tasting yet, as it sets my teeth on edge.)
On the last Sunday of each month we pick six wines that have something in common and offer you tastes, alongside of which we serve food pairings tailored to each wine. This month, Mike Galkin of Action Wine joins us.
This week’s wine tasting is loaded with wines friendly to the Tucson summer: crisp, fresh wines for hot afternoons and to pair with spicy, salty summer foods.
It's a fine line between poor taste and being topical, so we're hoping that in spite of the Big Island's woes, the tasting that we decided to do weeks ago when it was a less serious situation still falls under "topical" rather than "in poor taste." Our friend and erstwhile dining room manager-turned-wine-rep leads a tasting of wines that all hail from volcanic soil of one type or another, from regions around the world.