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2 August, 2017

Best Wines on the APVSA Wine Not! Tour

Best Wines on the APVSA Wine Not! Tour
Posted in : Champagne / Champenoise Style, Languedoc, Malvasia, Other Red Blends, Red Wine, Sparkling Wine, White Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez
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In May, the Association for the Promotion of Wines and Spirits in North America (the APVSA, based in Montreal) came to San Francisco on their spring tasting tour–the Wine Not! Tour. As a member of the new media, I was invited along to taste the wines they sampled for potential distributors, importers, and retail clients.
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16 June, 2017

Roger Constant Lemaire Champage

Roger Constant Lemaire Champage
Posted in : Champagne / Champenoise Style, Sparkling Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Obligatory disclaimer: This tasting of Roger Constant Lemaire Champagne was entirely free to me. It’s not every day you get to try some of the world’s best bubbly, and I’m a little in denial that this experience ever happened. But through Luscious Lushes’s wine connections and Brix Chick Liza’s hospitality, I was invited to try
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26 April, 2007

Mexican Breeze (Jibarra, Raleigh)

Mexican Breeze (Jibarra, Raleigh)
Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Raleigh - NC on by : The Gourmez
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Mexican Breeze Jibarra Raleigh, NC This is an excellent champagne cocktail. Miraculously, it manages to not be too sweet with its white peach puree, orange liquor, agave tequila and citrus juice. You can taste each element individually and still wonder at how smooth the blend is. Give that bartender a raise.