February 8, 2008
Today Gary Vaynerchuk on a laid back Friday looks at 2 wines from Faugeres.
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Gary- You were also right about the 2005 Bordeaux market. These prices are not that high. Now if I can just go to Bordeaux………….
Gary- My nephew, Mark still insists on wearing the original Vayniac wristbands at least 2 times a week. He always says ” Gary sent these, in the mail” over and over !! Never thought he would take to them these well…………
Had just the one Faugeres in my time. Notes were in a book i lost, gutted
QOTD: Busy busy at work, same as usual. What’s a “normal life like”
To Brandon T. : 50% Xinomavro, 50% Bacchus. Just like my breeding.
B4 you ask, the bottom half is Greek
Chris the greek
Work as usual. Hope it is quiet.
Enjoyed the show — liked the comparison of the regular to the reserve, and I’ve never had a Faugeres, so this is something new to look for (or order ).
QOTD: Went to two wine club get-togethers — Saturday night pairing different types of wines with sweets & cheeses, and Sunday night a port tasting. And went to my usual hip-hop cardio class on Saturday morning :-).
And a note: Babies born in February were not being conceived in November!
Gary, liked the vacuum cleaner in the background! First thought it was here but it was not. QOTD: Checking wine, testing wine, spreading the thunder.
I have had a Faugeres. In fact I’ve had these same 2 wines, both the 2003 and 2004. Comes from living in Berkeley where Kermit Lynch is located and has his retail store. I agreed with G, I liked the regular Faugeres better as well, but this is good stuff. Make some lamb shanks and drink it.
QOTD: This weekend: workin’. Kinda boring.
The weekend is over now, but it was a great one spent on the Oregon coast with the wife and fur.
Last weekend was all Italian Greyhounds. I drove my foster Italian Greyhound to the open house so he could be seen by potential adoptees, the Saturday night was an Italian Greyhound wine tasting fundraiser at Jack’s in Albany, NY, where I had a glass of great Canadian Riesling.
I spent the weekend at a cadaver lab teaching doctors
I’ve never tried a Faugeres, but it sounded like a wine I would like. QOTD: Last weekend, we went wine tasting at several local Washington wineries (Brian Carter, Red Sky and a new one, Efeste) with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law, spreading The Thunder all the way. Finished at a local Italian restaurant with a bottle of inexpensive but tasty Montepulciano. On Sunday, we had a family birthday party and drank more good local wine. Gary–you’re right, it’s all about family.
Faugeres is on the list of wines that most non-warehouse wine stores maybe carry one label of, and it’s overpriced, so no, I haven’t tried it.
I cold smoked some salmon and then broiled it with ancho rub. Then I got fired from my job!
I really enjoyed this episode with its emphasis on Faugeres. I think you should also consider other AOC’s in the area e.g. Fitou, St Chinian, Corbieres, etc. Or perhaps an episode on the many neraby Muscats, e.g. Rivesaltes, Frontignan or for the absolute best: St Jean de Minervois. Or maybe the cremants/blanquettes in the neighborhood.
BTW, if France crowns you King for your adulation of its wines, can I be Lord of Languedoc?
QOTD: I am a week late catching up on episodes, so this could be “What did I do LAST weekend?” (went to Texas to hang out with girlfriend) or this weekend, a week late (doing income taxes).
Nope, no Faugeres here.
QOTD – Weekend gone, had to put the car in for a service, can think of better ways to spend $500. Got a great deal on a 2005 FMC (Forrester Meinart Chenin), only $24. Also picked up my first Mexican wine (and my first Petit Sirah).
QOTD: I was in Naples Fla on vaca.
Got to agree with you on S. France. Had a Chateauneuf this weekend that was out of this world. The French are cowards, but they sure can make some serious wine.
I am a big fan of Southern France wines. I opened a Vacqueyras last night to have with some aged Gouda.
QOTD – I am late in leaving this comment, but what I did that weekend was meet you at the Boston Wine Expo!
Never had a Faugeres – now I’ll have to find one!
QOTD: Not much besides work. I know, its an exciting life, no? On another note, can I have your “laid back Friday” couch? I looks all comfy.
Great stuff. Nice to read some well written posts. A long way between them.
stumbled on this episode (again!) after googling “Léon Barral Faugères.”
The 2006 is clearing out and great deals are out there. Based on this tasting, I’m down for some.
When are you guys going to get some more in? I’ll bet the 07s are quite good.
Have not tried these wines. QOTD-dont remember it was 2 yrs ago. http://www.winelx.com
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