Sunday, May 24, 2009

Good ol' Tasting three words or less

Some more quality time spent at Terroir last night, with my Birminghamian (England) co-worker, her husband, one of her friends (also from Birmingham) visiting San Francisco, as well as everyone's favorite San Jose based wine/food/music blogger, Cory Cartwright, with his lovely wife Emily. Incidentally, Cory has some very interesting things planned on his blog to celebrate natural wines in June. It's a growing list of slated contributors, including myself, Dr. J, Natural Process Alliance's Kevin Kelley, and others. As Kurt Loder used to say on MTV news, 'Do try to catch it.'

Last night, I was also spinning some records, often times letting a few tunes run in a row as there is only one turntable set up in a tiny area towards the back of the bar. Assuming the powers that be enjoyed the change of pace, I might do this again, in which case I'll publicize beforehand next time. If you enjoy the more than occasional youtube clips I post here including (but not limited to) the likes of Mobb Deep, Black Uhuru, Steel Pulse, Gangstarr, Kraftwerk, Mad Professor, etc, then you might enjoy checking it out.

And now, les vins...

'07 Marc Ollivier 'Clos de Briords' Muscadet- Crispy entree
NV ('95, not labeled as such) Renee Collard 'Cuvee Ultime' Champagne - lees, spice, broad
'07 Thierry Puzelat Le Brin de Chevre Touraine - Squeaky clean, focused
'08 Jean Foillard Gamay (forget exact name on label) - beaujo light
'07 Jean Foillard Morgon - now we talkin'
'06 COS Cerasuolo di Vittoria - cherriesburntbrownsugar
05 Eric Texier St Gervais - needed more decanting
'04 Domaine de Belliviers 'Hommage a Louis Derré' Coteaux du Loir- crack cocaine production


David McDuff said...

Nice job, Mr. DJ. You can add me to the list of Cory's June associates. And who knows, maybe I'll throw my hat into the one-to-three word review game someday soon.

Joe Manekin said...

Thanks, David. Definitely try your hand at some 1-3 word reviews. Quick and liberating.

Lyle Fass said...

What is this natural wine thing in June? Fill me ins!

Foillard '08 light cuvee hmmm..

I know Lapierre does one of these too.

Joe Manekin said...

Lyle -

Check out Cory's blog -

I'm sure he'd love to have another guest blogger in June. I think that W&S Magazine is sponsoring some natural wine related events as well.

How is the Lapierre Beaujo nouveau?