What We’re Drinking: Post-Holiday Roundup

Though the holidays are always a hectic time of year here, we do manage to celebrate ourselves.  Here’s what we’ve been drinking for the last couple of weeks – what have you been drinking?

Doug rang in the New Year with a 2006 Guillon Vougeot, and reported that it’s showing real Grand Cru weight and complexity now.  Its silky, lush texture was its most impressive characteristic, and it just got better and better with air.  Last week he revisited the Lamy Pillot Pot Bois 2008, which was bigger and broader than expected from such a cool site, and had gorgeous, perfumey aromatics.

Diane enjoyed the decadent and delightful Friandise from Jean Vesselle on Christmas Eve.  The review from Stephen Tanzer includes the fanciful note, “This smells like a Kir Royale mixed by Dali, or maybe Magritte.”  One sniff of this, and you’ll know exactly what he means!  Too often we dismiss off-dry wines as being one-note, or not sophisticated.  This is pink, to boot, and it could not be more poised and elegant.  Valentine’s Day is a mere 5 weeks away, and we can’t think of a better pairing for chocolate covered strawberries.  It never hurts to plan ahead, gentlemen (or ladies)!

Lauren had a few sips of our favorite value Gruner Veltliner – Paul D, in a 1L bottle.  Delicious, refreshing, and economical!  It paired wonderfully with some gently spiced chili with butternut squash – what more could you want on game day?  Except beer, maybe…

So, what did you enjoy during the holidays, or in the first few days of the new year?  Let us know!


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