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Buying ready to drink 1er cru Burgundy is not easy. For a couple of years I did the Old and Rare wine buying here at K&L and found it easy to find California Cabernet and even Bordeaux from collectors. But Burgundy… Forget it. They had to die, get a divorce or have doctors orders to part with the king of all Pinot Noir! This bottle of 2007 Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Nuits St-Georges 1er cru Les Boudots ($99) comes direct from the property from our friends at Atherton, and like most of the 2007’s, drinks fabulously right now. This wine showed excellent sweet beet fruit, savory depth, and incredible finesse and length. The tannins are completely resolved, and went perfectly with duck crepinettes from the fatted calf in San Francisco. This is the kind of Burgundy that gets people hooked- you have been warned!!!! –Gary Westby

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Friday
Feb142014

Rose for Valentine's Day!

My lineup for tomorrow's tasting- Scott will pour the same in SF!

Cinnamon and I can’t stand the “amateur night” atmosphere in restaurants on Valentine’s Day, so we always cook in and use our budget for better wine. Lots of folks put Valentine’s Day down for being a Hallmark holiday, but I am not ashamed to celebrate love for the silliest of reasons. This year Cinnamon is cooking a special surprise for me, since I get off work late, but one thing is for sure- we will be having a great bottle of Champagne. I have the Bruno Michel "Les Roses" Brut Rosé Champagne ready to go!

Just like every year, we will be featuring rose Champagne in the tasting bar for Valentine’s Day. Since it has fallen on a Friday (today!) we are having the tasting on Saturday the 15th, so as to keep the spirit rolling for one more day. Scott and I will be pouring the same wines in both San Francisco and Redwood City. Here is the list:

NV Laurent Perrier, Tours Sur Marne-$64.99 (750 ml) and $149.99 (1.5L)

NV Marguet, Ambonnay-$89.99 (1.5L)

NV Billecart-Salmon, Mareuil Sur Marne-$74.99 (750 ml) and $169.00 (1.5L)

NV Michel Arnould, Verzenay-$39.99 (750 ml) and $79.99 (1.5L)

NV Fleury, Courteron-$49.99 (750 ml) and $109.99 (1.5L)

NV Bruno Michel, Pierry-$89.99 (1.5L)

NV Bruno Michel “Les Roses”, Pierry-$49.99 (750 ml)

Mari is going to pour a little bit of a different set in Los Angeles, including some of the red wine that makes so much Champagne pink:

NV Baron Fuente "Dolores" Brut Rose
NV Billecart Salmon Brut Rose
NV Michel Arnould Verzenay Brut Rose
NV Fleury Brut Rose
NV Louis Sostene "Cuvee LSR" 1er Cru Brut Rose
NV Michel Loriot "Theodorine" Brut Rose
NV Pierre Paillard "Acte 1" Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut
NV Pierre Paillard "Acte 1" Grand Cru Blanc de Noir Brut
2002 Daniel Ginsburg "Cuvee Prestige Louis XVII" Brut
2008 Pierre Paillard Bouzy Rouge Coteaux Champenois

The events are all walk in, and all cost $20 to taste. The hours are noon to 3pm in SF, 1pm to 4pm in RWC and 3pm to 5:30pm in LA. I hope you can make it!

A toast to you- and hopefully with you!

Gary Westby

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