Posted by: sforshner | February 2, 2008

classy wine

I liked the article by Janice Kleinschmidt “Wines of the world worth the trip,” featured on Forbes Traveler and also picked up by MSNBC.com yesterday, because it reminded me of my trip to Santa Barbara two years ago with Mike.  Though the wines in this article are much too high-end for me, it was interesting to learn some of the leading sommeliers’ favorites.  For example, San Francisco-based Tim Gaiser, Education Chair for the American Chapter of the Court of Master Sommeliers, chose three French bottles:

A 1988 Krug Champagne from Reims (for its “complexity and longevity”); a 2000 Francois Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru “Le Clos” from Burgundy (“It has a singular, immense personality and makes no apology for its greatness”); and a 1990 Domaine de la Romanée Conti “La Tâche” Grand Cru from Burgundy (“One sip of this legendary red Burgundy and you would not only think it was sent straight from heaven, but you would also understand what all the fuss over Burgundy is about”).

And the article provided a cool slide show.

Back in the fall of 2006, Mike and I traversed the Santa Ynez Valley on a bus with a great tour group that I would highly recommend – Wine’ edventures.  We visited four wineries, classily swirled, smelled and sipped the different flavors of the region and we even had time to walk through the vines…

Last night Mike and I finished a bottle of Vintage 2005 Big House Red, very classy.

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