TONIGHT: The Elliott Avenue Wine Outlet has a tasting with Thibault Fournier

TONIGHT: The Elliott Avenue Wine Outlet has a tasting with Thibault Fournier of Fournier et Fils, as part of their Thursday night series. (7:00pm, $15 per person). A fine producer of the ultimate Sauvignon Blanc expression in the world, from Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume in France’s Loire Valley. These tastings give you a chance to spend a little more time with the winemaker and learn a bit more about their area of expertise, in this case the grape that can be described as smelling of everything from nectarine and lime zest to cat piss. In a good way.Down the Loire… City Cellars in Wallingford devotes their Friday tasting to one of my favorite grapes, Chenin Blanc. Hailing from the Loire Valley, apple central in France, this grape always smells and tastes like apples. Sometimes it’s almost cider-like. Try a very unique Savennieres (one of the only French Chenin Blancs that must be bone dry), a California and hopefully Pacific Rim out of our very own Eastern Washington. (1710 N. 45th Street, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, nominal fee of $3-5, front window pictured above)


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