So I went and sent out a big ol’ events newsletter to all of you about 10 days ago… and wouldn’t you know it I forgot to include the one event that I am MOST EXCITED ABOUT over any other event.
People, I love Gamay. Love. It is one of my very favorite red wine grapes. Sometimes I think if I had my way I would have a wine shop stacked high with Champagne, Riesling, and Gamay and nothing else (okay, maybe Cab Franc too)… and when someone came in for something else, I would say, “Pinot Noir? What’s that? OH No no no… but here’s some Gamay… ”
Clearly, I should never get my way all the time. Oh but… TOMORROW NIGHT, I WILL HAVE MY WAY. We will be pouring Gamay. Lots of it. Because….
Tomorrow is Nouveau day! For those new to the tradition, it’s the day when the French celebrate the first taste of the new vintage. For us, here at The Station… We are celebrating Gamay. Specifically Gamay from Beaujolais. Yes, we will have 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau here… But we will also be pouring Gamay Pet-Nat from Beaujolais, and four different “Cru” Beaujolais wines from some of the finest producers in the region. And MAGNUMS of Cru Beaujolais. Because that’s what I want everyone to take home for Thanksgiving dinner. And here’s the spot where I would normally launch in to some big lecture on how Beaujolais is producing serious wines, how Nouveau gives them a bad rep, and how these Cru wines rival Burgundy for quality, but certainly not price. But I think I’ll save it. If you want to hear that soapbox speech, you can ask me about it tomorrow night with a glass of GAMAY in hand.
For now, let’s keep it light and fun.
C’est la Fête du Beaujolais!
$25 to get your Gamay on, Big time.
Oh and The Grilled Cheese Incident will be here to serve up some crusty, crispy, warm and gooey cheesy sandwiches, and we’ll all be jovial and a Gamayzing time will be had by one and all. See what I did there? #gamayzing
See you soon.