On a cool, grey winter day, "Professor" Pascal
Durand brought a group of students from the wine school in Beaune for an annual
tour of California.
Alexia prepared a visual aid in helping the group understand
the chains of distribution.
The group had numerous questions in understanding the crazy
patchwork of distribution in the 50 states...
After Alexia's presentation, wine importer Charles Neal addressed the group.
After the two presentations, we opened a few bottles of wine
for the group to taste...
After tasting the crisp, very citrusy Selene Sauvignon Blanc,
the toasty, smoky Chardonnay from Kistler, the berryish, simple Bartolo Syrah,
mildly spicy Frog's Leap Zinfandel and the herbal, leathery Shafer "One
Point Five" Cabernet, we ambled to our neighbor's restaurant...
We sat down to a nice platter of various types of sushi, a
bowl of Miso Soup and a Bento box of Pork and Salmon...
And, lo and behold...we had some special bottles!
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WEIMAX January 14, 2019