Category: champagne

🍷🍖🥧🥂🍽 THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING 6-8 PM: Our …

🍷🍖🥧🥂🍽 THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING 6-8 PM: Our favorite food wines for everyone’s Springtime Feast. Whether it be Easter, Passover, or just the celebration of Spring in general, @drsugarman @vinotas_selections will be pouring some of our favorite wines to share at the table! #drinkwine #greenpoint #champagne #chardonnay #burgundy #piedmont #barbera #Sicily #perricone #easterfeast #passoverseder #dinnerparty (at Dandelion Wine)
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🍷🍖🥧🥂🍽 THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING 6-8 PM: Our …

🍷🍖🥧🥂🍽 THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING 6-8 PM: Our favorite food wines for everyone’s Springtime Feast. Whether it be Easter, Passover, or just the celebration of Spring in general, @drsugarman @vinotas_selections will be pouring some of our favorite wines to share at the table! #drinkwine #greenpoint #champagne #chardonnay #burgundy #piedmont #barbera #Sicily #perricone #easterfeast #passoverseder #dinnerparty (at Dandelion Wine)
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🍷  Here’s my top wine picks from the upcoming…

🍷  Here’s my top wine picks from the upcoming March 30, 2019 LCBO VINTAGES Release. 8 Favourite Grapes is the theme + many other great buys: http://bit.ly/2FypctG

🍷  Here’s my top wine picks from the upcoming…

🍷  Here’s my top wine picks from the upcoming March 30, 2019 LCBO VINTAGES Release. 8 Favourite Grapes is the theme + many other great buys: http://bit.ly/2FypctG

CHILLING WITH SOME FRENCH FAVES

THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING 6-8PM:

CHILLING WITH SOME FRENCH FAVES

We looked last week at perhaps the oldest tradition of aging wine, in Qvevri in Georgia. This week we’re focusing on the country that has the longest, deepest fine wine tradition, the place that has been making most of the best wine in the world over the last five centuries, which is to say FRANCE. A wise man once said “Burgundy is the North Star,” and it’s really true – the history of this most storied, most complex of all wine regions, in some important way illuminates all the rest, guides our way along the wine route… And France as a whole is like that as well. And whether we’re talking about Burgundy, Bordeaux or the Rhône, these days we get a lot of our very favorite French wines fromPolaner Selections. It’s our old pal Alvaro behind the Lions Club Bar, slinging the fresh French your way! Did I mention BREAD,CHEESE and VINYL?

Maison Foucher, Crémant de Loire Brut Cuvée de Roys de Naples NV

Champagne is sparkling wine from Champagne, a sub-region of Burgundy. But there is much other sparkling French wine made in the same way – secondary fermentation occurs in bottle with “Methode Traditionelle” (or Methode Champenoise). These wines are usually known as Crémants, and they’re significantly more affordable. We try to keep a good amount of them in stock and cold. This one, from the Loire, is made from Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir, all hand harvested from vineyards located in Montlouis-sur-Loire and Lissault-sur-Loire. Classic dry French bubbles at a reasonable price are what I (and you) need in the fridge – always! $17!

Lucien Muzard et Fils, Santenay Champs Claude Blanc 2016

White Burgundy is one of life’s richest treasures. Usually Chardonnay, from it’s native home in the Cote d’Or, it can be deep and wide, sandy and snappy, long and wild – there are truly a thousand variations and the sooner you start to explore them the better. Start here! This organic offering from Muzard offers a classic – and delicious – example of a more opulent, fleshy style with brassy ochre fruit, serious length, and the steely minerality that only very good Chardonnay can produce, all at an excellent price. Thanks again, Santenay! $36

Antoine Sunier, Régnié 2017

Still our favorite current Cru Beaujolais available, the Antoine Sunier is widely considered the best Regnié available at the moment. There’s not a lot left in the city but we have some. And we don’t know what 2018 will taste like yet so get down here and taste it while you can. Fermented whole-cluster with indigenous yeast and vinified in the classic Burgundian method, there are vibrant fresh red fruit and seriously mineral notes here, with a long finish that’s rare in Beaujolais. Aged 8 months on the lees, unfined and unfiltered, bottled with minimal nsulfur. Maximal deliciousness. $32

Champagne Laherte Frères, Champagne Extra Brut Rosé de Meunier NV

Now just because we might not drink Champagne every day doesn’t mean anyone should ignore Champagne. In an excellent example of how France has led the world in wine, we can safely say that Champagne is fundamental! And we can also say that Laherte Frères kick a$$. This 50% 2012, 50% 2013 Rose de Meunier is a blend of 30% macerated Meunier, 60% white wine (immediately pressed Meunier) and 10% still red Meunier. Still with us? It is simultaneously racy and rich, focused and full, with a long, dry finish. An exciting new wine especially for Meunier lovers. Not sure what a “Meunier” lover is? Come find out! $58

🍷🎠🇫🇷🍾 TASTING TONIGHT 6-8PM: French Favor…

🍷🎠🇫🇷🍾 TASTING TONIGHT 6-8PM: French Favorites with @alvar0l0pez @polanerselections France is why we fell in love with wine… Come taste some of our absolute favorites tonight! #drinkwine #frenchwine #burgundy #chardonnay #beaujolais #gamay #loire #cremant #chenin #champagne #pinotmeunier #meunier #francophile #maisoui #printemps #bubbles #rosé (at Dandelion Wine)
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BUBBLES BABY! ☀️🌈🍾🥂✨ #drinkwine #champagne …

BUBBLES BABY! ☀️🌈🍾🥂✨ #drinkwine #champagne #petnat #prosecco #cava #cremant #lambrusco #conca #franciacorta #frizzante #spumante (at Dandelion Wine)
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WITH ALEXA OF BONHOMIE WINE IMPORTS!!!

THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING 6-8PM BONNE ANNÉE!!!

DANDELION WINE’S 6TH ANNUAL

SPARKLING WINE TASTING

WITH ALEXA OF BONHOMIE WINE IMPORTS!!!

Come join us for pre-NYE bubbles please! Everyone needs to buy a bottle or three for New Year’s and here’s your chance to come taste a few beforehand. Killer snacks and bumpin’ tracks as always.  Goodbye 2018! Welcome 2019! Bubbs up! XOXO

Moissenet-Bonnard, Crémant de Bourgogne NV

Emmanuelle-Sophie officially took over the estate with the 2014 vintage after working alongside her father Jean-Louis for many years and the wines at this esteemed Pommard domaine have never been better. They are primarily known for their red burgundy but tonight we’ll be tasting their Cremant, which has recently returned to our fridge. It’s always a lot of fun to introduce someone to Cremant de Bourgogne – I don’t think there’s a better value sparkling wine in the world. 100% Pinot, this Blanc de Noirs beauty is rich, toasty and deep. Organic and unfiltered, easy-drinking and easy on the wallet! $25

Franck Besson, Sparkling Rosé Granit NV

Frank Besson is a true iconoclast. There is no legal designation for method Champenoise Gamay made in Beaujolais, or anywhere else for that matter. Go ahead, Google it! Franck’s very independent vision sprang from his frustration that the extremely high quality of his grapes was being overlooked simply because his vines are not within a Cru appellation of Beaujolais. Farmed Organically, hand harvested on slopes of dense granite and located near the town of Jullié at the foothill of the Cru Juliénas and on the terroir of Beaujolais-Villages, Franck decided that he must do something completely different to call attention to the quality and he did. More than one person who works for another wine importer stops by Dandelion to pickup bottles of this beauty. $27

Henriet-Bazin, Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Brut

And now for CHAMPAGNE, this Blanc de Blancs (made from entirely white grapes, in this case Chardonnay) is repeatedly one of our favorite Champagnes to pop and drink. It’s so good! In 1890, when the vast majority of the Champagne grapes were bought by the big houses, three wine-growing friends in Verzenay decided to retain part of their harvest to start their own winemaking. One of them was Gaston Henriet, and voilà Henriet Champagne was born and making Gaston an OG “Grower Champagne”. His great grand daughter Marie-Noëlle is now at the reins making this Blanc de Blancs as an homage to the exceptional Chardonnays grown on pure chalk from the Montagne de Reims. “Fresh citrus, minerals, green almond, floral-accented, silky, broad, spicy, rich, vivacious.” Delicious! $54

THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING 6-8PM: BONNE ANNÉE!!! D…

THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING 6-8PM: BONNE ANNÉE!!!
DANDELION WINE’S 6TH ANNUAL SPARKLING WINE TASTING
WITH @alexainthecity OF @bonhomiewine !!! ✨🍾✨ Killer snacks and bumpin’ tracks as always. Goodbye 2018! Welcome 2019! XOXO #drinkwine #champagne #cremant #bubbles #sparklingwine #happynewyear #fuck2018 (at Dandelion Wine)
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🎄🍷  Merry Christmas! Tonight’s lovel…

🎄🍷  Merry Christmas! Tonight’s lovely wines – Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut Champagne and Reif Estate Vidal Icewine. Both were delicious! Full wine reviews: http://j.mp/2VcWfJh