Saturday, May 4, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Bila-Haut is the Roussillon-based domaine of Michel Chapoutier, renowned winemaker of France’s Rhone valley (and one of the only producers to put braille on all of his labels). The consistent performance of Chapoutier makes him one of our “go to” producers. His Bila-Haut line should satisfy New and Old World wine lovers alike and his wines work both as weeknight warrior wines or as a centerpiece to a fancy Saturday night meal. Of all the Chapoutier wines we’ve tried, we have yet to find one that isn’t good, much less great!
Saturday, May 18, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Being the largest fine wine region in the world with loads of history, intrigue, and hype, Bordeaux can be a little bit intimidating to the everyday wine drinker. But lucky for us, there are a few sweeping generalizations that can be made about this all too mysterious region. The Bordeaux region is, in fact, divided by the Gironde River. The two regions separating Bordeaux as a result are the left bank and the right bank. Not only does a huge shift in terroir occur from one bank to the other, there is also a major switch in terms of grape variety planted: Merlot is the dominant planting on the right bank, and Cabernet Sauvignon is the dominant planting on the left bank. And while both the left bank and the right bank are home to some fantastic wines, the best way to get a grasp on the differences is to taste, taste, taste. Hard work, we know.