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Pittsburgh Tasting #70 - Burgundy!

Author bigred
#1  Posted: Aug 9, 2019 11:20  

Sat Oct 5th


Café des Amis
443 Division st. Sewickley PA 15143
Start time TBD (6-7pm ?)

It’s been a while since we’ve had a tasting at the café, but they are under new ownership now, and are able to host us for Oct 5th.

I’d like to get a nice mix of both white and red burgundy if possible. Likely will do non-blind.

Think about what you might bring, and your availability and let me know over the next couple of weeks.
Author acorelli
Registered User
#2  Posted: Aug 9, 2019 11:40  

Date good for me - prefer the later start time.

2009 Louis Latour Beaune 1er Cru Vignes Franches

and, for something off the beaten track:

2013 Louis Latour Bouzeron Domaine Gagey
Author jlburd
#3  Posted: Aug 9, 2019 11:48  

With regrets, we'll be otherwise occupied that evening.
Author isabelle
#4  Posted: Aug 9, 2019 11:58  

I am in! Yay - love the theme and can bring white or red, depending on what you need, i.e. what others bring. Let me peruse my reds to see what is mature enough - none will be a 1999 Bonne Mares, though! Which i understand graced a recent tasting. I have plenty of 2014-ish Meursault, so can bring one of those if not enough whites.
Author Tantore
Registered User
#5  Posted: Aug 9, 2019 12:38  

Most likely in. One red one white? Lol
Author J2K
#6  Posted: Aug 11, 2019 18:27  

I should be good, prob a +1
Author bigred
#7  Posted: Aug 12, 2019 20:12  

acorelli, I am not surprised you want to slip in an Aligote!
Author acorelli
Registered User
#8  Posted: Aug 14, 2019 13:38  

I neglected to say that I will be accompanied by the lovely mscorelli.
Author The WineBoss
#9  Posted: Aug 21, 2019 11:31  

The Wineboss will be there. Don't have any idea what I'll bring, yet, but it will certainly fit within the parameters. :-)
Paulette will be there too. Love that this one is close to home for us.
Author Mark
#10  Posted: Aug 21, 2019 14:26  

I plan to attend. No idea yet what I'll bring.
Author bigred
#11  Posted: Sep 8, 2019 12:11  

Just recapping probable attendees, appears we have a "full house" at this point, with some other offline confirmations I've received. I have a couple of friends from the CLE/Akron area coming in to join for the first time.
With this totaling 17-18 now, I'd like to cap it at that, but stay tuned for any changes.

acorelli 2

Berto 1

Mark 1

WineBoss 2

Isabelle 1

J2K 1 -2?

bigred 2

shauntom 2

Craig, Aaron + Mrs (Cle/Akron) 3

Fred + Lori 2 (likely; confirmation pending. Have attended prev tastings)

More details to come on menu, start time, pricing...
Author bigred
#12  Posted: Sep 27, 2019 20:09  

OK, a few things -

Plan to start at 6:30 (Sat, Oct 5th)

Please bring 2 glasses each, so we can do side by side tasting. Going to do non-blind.

The menu is still being constructed, but there is indication we'll have, among other things, beef bourguignon which obviously pairs well with the wine theme.
Final cost yet to come, but expect around $45pp, all inclusive. Will let you know if both credit and cash accepted.

Likely I'm bringing a Meursalt, & a Mazoyères-Chambertin Grand Cru.

Unfortunately, hearing Berto will not be able to make this, due to a calendar oversight & commitment with his daughter. Next time, my friend.
Author isabelle
#13  Posted: Sep 30, 2019 09:57  

Am deciding between a meursault and a volnay. Do not want to have too many whites if dinner is all beef. But the Meursault I would bring is a version (i.e. newer vintage, also a premier cru but neighboring one) of the WOTN at a similar tasting a few years ago - bigred will remember.
Author bigred
#14  Posted: Sep 30, 2019 20:33  

I do remember Isabelle! Either sounds terrific, but you may want to wait a day or so and I hope to post the menu and perhaps that will help you decide.
Author bigred
#15  Posted: Oct 2, 2019 20:12 | Edited by: bigred  

You may want to lean towards the red Isabelle, as it looks like the menu will be the following:

Beef Bourguignon (as an app/soup)
Artisan salad
Short rib sous vide w/ roasted root vegetables
Chocolate lava cake

ps- appreciate if everyone can remove foils and corks & re-cork to save some time
There will be some sparkling wine to kick off the evening...
Author Mark
#16  Posted: Oct 4, 2019 09:33  

Menu looks great!

I will bring a 2011 Louis Jadot Echezeaux, and also something sweet to drink with dessert.

Is it cash only or will they take credit cards?
Author bigred
#17  Posted: Oct 4, 2019 13:54  

Terrific Mark!

Yes, cash or credit is fine. Cost is $40 PP, all inclusive.
Author isabelle
#18  Posted: Oct 4, 2019 14:40  

Even though it is not exactly close by, I am going to Uber over as I do not want to hold back on tasting - esp now with 2 grand crus on our list!
Anyone else lives in the city and wants to ride with me?
Have not finalized, but mine will be a 2010 or 2011 Volnay premier cru.
Author acorelli
Registered User
#19  Posted: Oct 5, 2019 17:00  

Last minute (hour) substitute for the Vignes Franches, in the interest of broadening the field of our Burgundy experiences: 2010 Jadot Moulin-a-Vent Chateau des Jacques
Author acorelli
Registered User
#20  Posted: Oct 14, 2019 16:39  

Thanks to bigred for hosting, and to those who brought good stuff to share! A fun evening.
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