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This week, SOHO will continue highlight the wines and flavors of France on flight night, Wednesday, May 12.

 

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First, SOHO will pour a 2008 La Craie Vouvray from the Loire Valley. SOHO’s resident wine expert Lars Snavely notes that the wine is complex, with a floral bouquet and a touch of lime in the taste. Next, SOHO will pour a 2005 Chateau Feret-Lambert from Bordeaux. This wine is a Bourdeaux Superior and 90% Merlot. It offers good fruit and acid balance.

 

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2003 Le Signal from Corbieres, France. Unlike many wines from Corbieres, this one is not overly rustic according to Lars. It is a big, but balanced, wine offering lots of vanilla in the bouquet and taste.

 

To complement each French wine, Chef Joe has prepared three new tapas plates. The following will be available until Wednesday, May 19.

 

2008 La Craie Vouvray, Loire Valley, France

100% Chenin Blanc

Mussels provencal with olive oil crouton

 

2005 Chateau Feret-Lambert, Bordeaux, France

90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Veal sausage stuffed mushroom caps with a cassis-laced jus

 

2003 Le Signal, Corbieres, France

80% Carignon, 10% Grenache, 5% Syrah, 5% Mouvedre

Duck rillettes with cornichons, Dijon mustard and sliced baguette

 

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!