Thursday, July 20
6-8 PM

Los Angeles natural wine organic biodynamic orange
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Goodbye, JD tasting!
Taste JD’s selection of exciting Spanish wines, et al. tonight
6-8 PM $20 + 10 percent off any wine tasted

JD’s last night at the shop is tonight. While I am sad to lose JD, I am also excited for him and am looking forward to following his trajectory in the wine world, as yet a terra incognita. JD has been an invaluable asset to me, helping me open the shop in 2014. He’s moving on to work with an importer that I work with very closely, and so his presence, intelligence, and wit will remain close at hand. Please stop by tonight and taste some exceptional wines and toast an exceptional fellow.

JD asked to pour a special flight of wines tonight—wines that mean a lot to him, and so that’s what we’re pouring. I think the tasting is a fitting farewell. We’re starting with two exemplary white wines, both bone dry and so packed with minerals you may want to remove your dentures before you take a sip. One is Sketch, an extraordinarily rare albariño from the masterful Raúl Pérez, which was and may still be aged underwater. The other is Arnaud Lambert’s Clos de La Rue, a chenin blanc that is scandalously underpriced but will surely not remain so as the rest of the world wakes up and sees the great work he’s accomplished in just a few short years at the historic Château de Brézé. Then, two red wines. One, from the Envínate project, an old vines mencia from vineyards so close to the Atlantic the growers fit each vine with grandma knit macramé hemp onesies so that they don’t take a chill in the evening. The other a nebbiolo from Luigi Ferrando, a brilliant grower in Alto Piemonte who makes tiny quantities of highly allocated and sought after red wine. We’re tasting his Etichetta Nera, a wine that he makes only in exceptional vintages, such as the 2013 we’re tasting tonight.

Château de Brézé “Clos de la Rue” Saumur 2014 $50/btl
Raul Perez “Sketch” Rías Baixas 2014 $60/btl
Envínate “Lousas” Ribeira Sacra 2015 $32/btl
Ferrando “Etichetta Nera” Carema 2013 $95/btl

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