Monday, January 30th: The Federal Wine & Journeyman Restaurant Wine Seminar; Bordeaux's Left Bank

Bordeaux’s Left Bank
Monday January 30, 2012 @ 6:00pm

9 Sanborn Court, Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
Reservations (617) 718-2333 or

In the year 1154 Eleanor of Aquitaine married Henry II of England, bringing as her dowry much of southwest France. This led to several hundred years of war between England and France and also the beginnings of the Bordeaux wine trade.

That year, along with 1642, 1855, 1892 and 1982 will figure into our story of the wines of Bordeaux’s Left Bank; the Medoc and Graves and Sauternes where Cabernet Sauvignon is king for reds, Sauvignon Blanc for whites, and Semillon for sweet.

We’ll try wines from all the major appellations, and we’ll taste and talk about the relative importance of class, grape blend, soil, technology, and vintage. More importantly, Len Rothenberg, an expert with several decades of experience, will be sharing stories and opinions as we go.

Although no prior knowledge is required, we promise you this will not be the adult ed version of wine tasting. It will be informative, fun, good tasting, too.

The Tasting

2010 Ch. Chantegrive (Graves)

2009 Ch. Lebosq (Medoc)
2009 Ch. Beaumont (Haut Medoc)
2008 Ch Giscours (Margaux)
2005 Ch. Lacoste Borie (Pauillac)
2008 Ch. Hortevie (St. Julien)
2005 Ch. L’Argilus du Roi (St Estephe)
2005 Ch. Haut Bergey (Pessac-Leognan)

The Dinner
First course: Soupe aux Moules
Second Course: Blanquette de Veau
served with 2009 Ch. Caronne Ste. Gemme (Haut Medoc)
Third Course: Vanilla, Rum and Stone Fruit
served with 2009 Haut Charmes (Sauternes)

The cost of the seminar and dinner will be $95 per person which includes wine and food, but not tax or gratuity.

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