Friday, February 6, 2009

Olivia Bombart ( VOILA Collection ) Tastes LAURIERS/CAILLAVEL: Some Hidden French " Gems " With Us At Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits Late January 2009

     It was great to have Olivia Bombart ( VOILA Selections Collection, 7300 16th Ave. MD. 20912  Tel: 301-326-2056  Fax: 301-328-5449 )) here the other afternoon tasting her " new " releases from France. She and her husband had just returned from a " buying " expedition to France of small, limited batch, typical , classic French country side wines that represent the indigenous grapes that thrive in some of the many micro climates there. 
I was impressed extremely with the " new " batch from Olivia. I think I tasted six or so of them and made arrangements for Olivia to do an in-store tasting of some of them.

     Well, here it now is Friday, February 20th, 2009 at 12:41 PM here at Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits ( 3423 Connecticut Avenue N.W. Washington D.C. 20008 Tel: 202-363-4265 ) and Olivia will be here tonight tasting three of the wines that I tasted with her the other day. Tonight from 5-8 PM in the store she will taste the LAURIERS " Cuvee Paredaux " 2007 red and white VDP D'Oc blends ( BOTH $12.49 a bottle ) and the CAILLAVEL Coteaux de Bergerac 2003 red, $16.49. Come join us here tonight, there is never any charge. Everyone is always welcome. You will enjoy these wines : they reflect perfectly the soil and climate from which they come. It will be nice to taste the two reds side-by-side because of the four year's difference in age between the two of them. There is never any charge for our in-store wine-tastings.

    I will write more on the others later but I want to post this blog now in time for tonight's tasting here with Olivia Bombart. Cheers, sante, venez nous voir ici,   TONY

1 comment:

Corey Glenn said...

Wow. You’re pretty privileged to have been able to taste the limited batch of wines made from indigenous grapes in the French country side. Anyway, in wine tasting, the sense of smell of the taster is critical. To have a better idea of the wine’s aroma, you should swirl the glass for about 10-12 seconds. Then, take a quick whiff.

Corey Glenn