Recreating Bordeaux Here at Home
Ahhhh...to be home again in one's own bed. There's nothing quite like that feeling (except for maybe using one's own toilet). Apparently a number of you were crossing over to the On the Trail blog to read along with our recent adventure. I had a lot of emails saying things like, "If only..." or "I wish I could go too." It was indeed an incredible experience and I'm not going to act like opening a bottle at home is a substitute for being there at the château. That being said, K&L does a pretty great job of bringing Bordeaux to California, convincing top names and producers in the region to partner up for big events. Take the two we have coming up later this month (which you probably don't see if you only read the spirits blog):
On Monday April 25th you have two great chances to taste Bordeaux in San Francisco, depending on how far you want to go down the rabbit hole.
Tour des Deux Rives Tasting @ Wine & Wall - $50: From 5 - 7 PM you can taste a serious amount of very serious wine for half the price of what a serious bottle would cost. Hosanna, Certan de May, Ducru-Beaucaillou (my favorite), first growth Mouton, and many, many more châteaux will be on hand to pour. This is a hot fucking deal for what they're pouring. If you've wanted to get an idea of what this whole Bordeaux thing is about since reading the blog, this is your chance.
But if you want to get the full experience, you can ball out and do this:
Tour des Doux Rives Dinner @ One Market - $380: Have dinner with all the above producers and taste library wines from their various château.
I'm probably going to both events (not sure about dinner yet) on my day off. If you want to hang out with me while you taste and listen to my boring Bordeaux stories from the road, I'll be there!