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For flight night on Wednesday, July 31, SOHO will feature the phenomenal wines of France. The wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, August 6.

Vineyards of the Loire Valley

First, SOHO will pour a 2010 Moillard Pouilly-Fuisse Maconnaise from Burgundy, France. The wine is a “pale gold color with mineral and citrus notes. It is opulent and full of flavor.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2011 Le Grand Bouqueteau Chinon Cuvee from France’s Loire Valley. The winemaker notes, “This Chinon is very perfumed…The tobacco and the dried fruit flavors cut through with intense acidity, breaking out the dry tannic core.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2009 Chateau de Parenchere Bourdeaux Superieur from Bordeaux, France. The winemaker says of the wine, “Characterized by a good balance between fruit and tannin, it displays distinct red fruit aromas with a long, sustained finish.”

SOHO’s executive chef, Joe Ahn, has created three tapas plates to pair with each French wine.

2010 Moillard Pouilly-Fouisse Maconnaise
100% Chardonnay
Paired with: Green pea arancini stuffed with fresh mozzarella and topped with aioli

2011 Le Grande Bouqueteau Chinon Cuvee
Cabernet Franc
Paired with: Veal scallopini with pearl onions and marsala jus

2009 Chateau de Parenchere Bordeaux Superieur
50% Merlot; 40% Cabernet; 9% Cab Franc; 1% Malbec
Paired with: Country pate, gherkins, dijon and sliced baguette

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $13.50. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $18. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!