For the early week, a classically-styled Crozes-Hermitage from the famous Jaboulet house. Big, bold and spicy Syrah with the perfect character for the chilly late-November weather.
Then, on turkey day proper, we’ll do one big 6L of Champagne. I was lucky enough to be offered a Methuselah of Philipponnat’s entry-level reserve. From a house with long-standing tradition (production in the heart of the region since 1522), this is a beautiful, robust take on what Pinot Noir and Chardonnay can be, while still retaining an intensity of freshness.
For the post-holiday hangover, light, fresh and juicy Beaujolais from Jean-Paul Brun. Easy-drinking for the weekend.
Hope you all get to see family and spend quality time this week.
THIS WEEK’S POURS
Monday (11/22) – Wednesday (11/24)
Crozes-Hermitage ‘Domaine de Thalabert’ Rhône 2015
Poured from 3-Liter Jeroboam
Royale Réserve Brut, Champagne NV
Poured from 6-Liter Methuselah
Friday (11/26) – Sunday (11/28)
Côte de Brouilly, Beaujolais 2020
Poured from a 6-Liter Methuselah