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For the month of July, SOHO will celebrate the lovely and diverse wines of France for its Flight Nights!  The week begins on Wednesday, July 13th, and the wines and tapas introduced Wednesday will be available through Tuesday, July 19th!

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First, SOHO will pour a 2014 Dme. De La Rossignole Sancerre from Loire Valley.  The winemaker offers the following tasting notes,

“Francois and Jean-Marie Cherrier with father Pierre produce steely and citrus-driven Sancerre from fine parcels of Sauvignon Blanc planted in Sancerre’s silex (flint) and chalky soils.  Yields are kept low and harvest is done strictly by hand before fermenting in 100% stainless steel. Vibrantly aromatic and mineral-driven, this is quintessential Sancerre.”

Next, SOHO will pour a 2012 Château de la Chaize Brouilly from Beaujolais, Bergundy.  The wine is described,

“Light ruby with purple tones, with aromas of fresh strawberries and raspberries. The palate has silky red fruits balanced by lively acidity.”

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2012 Notre Dame de Cousignac Châteauneuf du Pape .  The winemaker says,

“Intense, yet elegant with red fruit aromas of cherry, raspberry, and black currant harmoniously balanced by black pepper, eucalyptus, and leather notes.  A full-bodied wine with a delicate earthy component on the back palate and attractive tannins.”

SOHO’s Executive Chef, Jeff Sigler, has created a tapa plate to be paired with each wine.

2014 Dme. De La Rossignole Sancerre
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Paired with: East Coast Oysters, Cucumber Mignonette

2012 Château de la Chaize Brouilly 
100% Beaujolais, Burgundy
Paired with: Fried Goat Cheese, Fennel Pollen, Fresh Berries

2012 Notre Dame de Cousignac Châteauneuf du Pape
80% Grenache,10% Syrah 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault
Paired with: Beef Carpaccio, Egg Yolk, Roasted Peppers and Tomato

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $14.25. Or, pair the flight with a tapa plate for $19. Try a full glass of wine and tapa plate for $13. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9.50/glass and $6.50/tapas).