Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts! Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, blind taste everything from wine to water, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering wine every week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7 p.m.
South American wine is not at all new to the wine scene, nor does it have some crazy science experiment of a grape varietal as its mascot. There aren’t a hysterically large number of very specific appellations, nor are the wine laws so controlling people drink half of what they produce trying to figure out what to call it. It’s like that old saying, just because you put a cat in the oven don’t make it a biscuit — ridiculous adages aside, South American vino generally delivers with one purpose, a delicious glass of wine. This is why despite the treasure troves of outstanding French reds, opulent German Riesling, and mind blowing Italian bottlings of any and every kind, what has and will always fly off the shelves wherever I’ve worked are the Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blancs, Malbecs, Cabs, Carmenere, and blends from Argentina, Chile, and even Uruguay. There is no denying a great glass of wine, irrespective of whatever is considered to be a factor nowadays. Awesome wine from this part of the world isn’t limited the aforementioned varietals. This week will feature a white and a red which are “outside the norm,” for what we typically see from our neighbors to the South. Be sure to experience the magic first hand at the tasting this Friday!
Chilean wine with a Spanish flare! Mayu’s Pedro Ximenez takes a grape primarily used for sherry production and turns it into a citrus rich, mineral laced stunner that will make that Bacon, Shrimp, and Avacado sandwich you’ve been craving even more delicious!
Jelu’s Pinot Noir is loaded with ripe blueberries and plum, integrating a ferrous minerality and gentle nudges of black cherries with a lingering finish. Don’t feel pressed to pair this with something, it’s great with food but equally as impressive, if not more so, on it’s own.
See you Friday!!!