Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Wine: Thirst Wine Club

This is our first month as members of the Thirst Wine Club at Daedalus, a restaurant and wine shop in Burlington.  We get two featured wines each month as well as 10% off anything in the shop.  I don't know if it will be one red and one white each month but that's what we got this time.  With each, we get an info sheet including tasting notes and recommended recipes. 
The white is an Alsatian, Edelzwicker 2017 by Meyer Fonn√©.  Alsace is best known for its Rieslings and Gewurtztraminners, drier and more interesting than the German versions of the same.  An Edelzwicker is a blend of Pinot Blanc, Muscat, Chasselas and Riesling.  This one had a pleasant apple flavor.  My wife and I traveled to Alsace for a wine vacation many years ago - our last big pre-parenting adventure, actually.  Alsatians generally pair well with spicy food, including the paprika chicken my wife made that night.
The red is the Madiran Aydie l'Origine 2015, produced by Famille Laplace in Gascony.  Even while pouring it, my wife could tell from the scent, "This is going to be one of your wines."  I love a spicy red.  Years ago - again, pre-kid - we had an unforgettable Chateau Musar from Lebanon that set my mouth on fire, setting my standard for reds forever.  This Madiran wasn't quite so exciting as that but it was still awfully nice, a good match for the pizza chicken my wife prepared.  L'Origine is also a blend: 70% Tannat, 30% Cabernet Franc.

6 comments:

  1. I am not a wine connoisseur, but I do like a nice Sancerre (my current fave), and I once had a delicious Pino Gris that had a lovely subtle pear flavor.

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  2. My favorite wine right now is Apothic Inferno. Unfortunately, it's a limited edition kind of thing, and this year's batch sold out (months ago) in a few weeks.

    We're in a monthly coffee thing and enjoy it very much. The only drawback is that none of the coffee is actually ever any better than Safeway's French roast. heh

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    1. That is disappointing - both the limited wine and the unworthy coffee.

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  3. I'm not much of a wine drinker. When we do get wine it's because someone gave it to my wife as a gift or she decided to buy some at Costco or something. Sweet wines for both of us.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. You would probably enjoy the German Riesling, should you decide to try something a bit more adventurous.

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