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This May, SOHO will highlight the wines and flavors of France. The French tour begins on flight night, Wednesday, May 5.


Syrah grapes Syrah grapes


First, SOHO will pour a 2008 Verget Bourgogne "Terroirs de Cote d'Or" from Cote d'Or Villages, France. The wine offers flavors of melon and citrus on the palate, as well as a bright, clean finish.


Next, SOHO will pour a 2008 Puydeval from Languedoc, France. Lars Snavely, SOHO’s wine expert, notes that this is a big and rich wine, but not overly complex.  Finally, SOHO will pour a 2008 Andezon La Granacha Old Vines from the Cote du Rhone villages. This wine, produced from vines over eighty years old, is very big, with flavors of black fruit.


Chef Joe has created three new tapas plates to pair with each French wine. The following will be available until Wednesday, May 12.


2008 Verget Bourgogne "Terroirs de Cote d'Or", Cote d'Or Villages, France

100% Chardonnay

Sauteed baby shrimp over orzo with dill buerre blanc


2008 Puydeval, Languedoc, France

60% Cabernet Franc, 28% Syrah, 12% Merlot

Grilled tarte flambé with pancetta, eggplant and crème fraiche


2008 Andezon La Granacha Old Vines, Cote du Rhone Villages, France

100% Grenache

Burgundy braised lamb stew with an herbed puffed pastry


Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses and a cheese plate) for $18. Or, pair a wine and tapas for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!