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Château de Brézé has a long and storied history, first being mentioned in texts in 1068, lauded by King René of Anjou in the 15th century and served at all the royal courts. In 1957, when the AOC of Saumur Champigny was established, the owner of Château de Brézé refused to be part of the appellation, saying that his estate's vineyards were the best and deserved an appellation all their own. And he was probably right. Unfortunately, the wines from those exceptional vineyards were terrible. Lucky for us, the winery sold in 2009 to Le Comte de Colbert, who recruited Arnaud Lambert from nearby Domaine de Saint Just to make the wine. He changed the vineyards over to organic farming and began producing truly stellar wines worthy of their source. The 2012 Château de Brézé Clos David is all estate-grown Chenin Blanc raised in stainless steel to preserve freshness. It has the slightly-oxidized note of a great White Burgundy and a lovely richness that allows it to pair with a variety of foods.

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Friday
Mar182011

Hope for Japan

As if a devastating 9.0 earthquake wasn't enough. The subsequent tsunamis and now potential nuclear disaster in Japan should make us all grateful for the relative security with which we all live. People in Japan are without clean water, food or shelter. But there is hope. And that hope springs from the millions and millions of people around the world doing whatever they can to assist relief efforts. Rather than tantalzing you with some food and wine pairing, or encouraging you to buy a bottle of this or that, I ask that you take the $10 you would might have spent on wine today (or a pint at your local pub, or a latte, whatever) and to donate it to one of the many organizations that are working diligently to help the survivors in Japan. From the Red Cross to Shelterbox to WANDAA, there are a wide variety of groups helping in the relieft effort. Check out Crowdrise.com to find a project you support, or create your own. Together we can all bring a little hope to Japan.

Leah Greenstein

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