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One of the most serious English Sparkling producers. This historic estate has been in the Goring family since 1743. The tiny 16-acre vineyard is close-planted on a steep south-facing chalk escarpment described as 'similar to the Côte des Blancs' in Champagne. The fruit is picked very selectively with quality being the absolute focus. The grapes are pressed gently using a traditional Coquard press. After three years on the lees this wine, composed of 45% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay & 22% Pinot Meunier, is hand disgorged and balanced with a minimal dosage of just 4g/L. It has a fine counterbalance between toasty richness and power from the wines élevage in Burgundian French Oak barrels, with racy acidity, tension and a focused chalky minerality.

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Wednesday
Dec012010

Wine Wednesday: Sesta di Sopra Extra Vergine Olive Oil

With all the hullabaloo about gift-giving, it's easy to forget that Hanukkah is really about something much simpler: olive oil. No, the Maccabees weren't fighting the Syrian Greeks over extra virgin, they were battling religious oppression and persecution. But when the Maccabees triumphed in their three-year campaign against the Syrian Greeks and returned to the rededicate their desecrated Temple in Jerusalem they found little oil left--just enough to last one day. But as the story goes, the oil burned brightly for eight days, and today Jews celebrate Hanukkah to commemorate that "miracle of light" and their triumph over tyrrany. 

So to properly commemorate the first night of Hanukkah, our Wine Wednesday wine isn't wine at all, but instead the super high-quality, small production, vintage-dated extra virgin olive oil from our friends at Sesta di Sopra ($21.99). Ettore and Enrica, the same fabulous couple behind some of our favorite Brunelli makes this oil from an old grove of olive trees on their property. This bottle is from the 2009 harvest and classic Tuscan olive oil--bright green and wonderfully spicy. For unbelievably delicious (and decadent) latkes, try frying them in a little of this. It's also perfect for drizzling over pasta, pizza, salads, bruschetta or for just dipping your bread in!

Leah Greenstein

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