Welcome to the Beer Club Tasting: Road Trip Version
June 2020 Wine Club
Travel is the gift that keeps on giving, from the fun of planning, through the trip itself and its aftermath: the memories, the photos, the new tastes acquired and brought home. But of course, nobody I know is doing much traveling this summer… so we decided to do some armchair travel, to the bistros of Paris! We’ve prepared your ‘ticket’ via 5 wines that partially beg to be drunk with a Croque Monsieur, a nice garlicky salad, and – most importantly!- some joie de vivre.
3 of the wines are from France’s Southwest, a land of odd grape varieties and assertive food. If you enjoy these wines, try to find Jean & Paul Strang’s excellent book on the area and its food: Goose Fat and Garlic. Make the cassoulet, and pair it with the Jouclary Rouge. Plan on a nap.