Archive - January 2015

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Domaine De Pajot, Les Quatre Cépages 2013
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‘Hood Eats: Asian-y (Hey Vouvray!)

Domaine De Pajot, Les Quatre Cépages 2013

France
$10
I’ve been spending more money per bottle lately. Now, either my tastes in wine have changed, or it’s the cost of living increase in the state I now call home. It’s possible that it’s both.

I do have to admit that the $8 a bottle target that I have imposed upon myself has been more difficult to hit since my tastes have grown along with my curiosity. I will continue to aim for $8 but it may end up more around $10, or $12. I just can’t be bound by the price any longer! Well, within reason.

Despite that, I will continue to strive for thrift AND quality.

That said, this latest bottle was a delicious $10 accident. I was returning home from “Mission: Kimchi,” having located a jar at the neighborhood Whole Paycheck, I mean Foods. Between the kimchi pick-up and home I spotted the cute little corner wine shop I only visited once before, Streetcar Wine & Beers, and thought, hey, what goes with spicy pickled cabbage? As one does. So I bee-lined it.

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‘Hood Eats: Asian-y (Hey Vouvray!)

So many fresh discoveries await my eager-beaver attitude towards this cool little neighborhood where I now live. Effervescent with my ever-growing fondness, and with a brunch buzz, I thought up a new blog feature, ‘Hood Eats, where I visit all the many dining establishments not far outside my doorstep and pair with them wines for delicious take-out feasts. 
Bernard Fouquet Vouvray 2013
Super Splurge-y
$19.99
Could this be? Is this already the next installment of ‘Hood Eats?! Why yes, yes it is.

I couldn’t wait. It’s cold out there and I’m doing my best to fatten up for the winter.

After a not so pleasing earlier encounter with a surprisingly sticky-sweet Vouvray from the Loire Valley, I considered writing Chenin Blanc off, completely. But, oh, what a mistake that would have been.

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