Friday, December 17, 2010

Question of the Day

Scenario: You're going to lunch with a certified Master Sommelier and you can take only one bottle of wine.  What would you choose, and why?  (Okay, so that's two questions.)

? courtesy of Steven Noble.
Hit the comments with your answer, then come back and click the question mark for mine. No cheating!

14 comments:

Alfonso Cevola said...

Pederzana Lambrusco.

Yummy!

lars makie said...

Hmmm, well if it had to be wine and something I actually own, it'd probably be the '95 Vin Jaune from Puffeney (opened a day or seven earlier). But, if not exactly, then I'd also say Cappellano Chinato or some Del Maguey mezcal. I'd also bring along a good sour beer like the Calabaza de Oro from Jolly Pumpkin.

saignee said...

Something I liked right then. I don't care if they're not impressed, at least I'd be happy.

Moscato D'Nasti said...

lunch you say?

A bottle of good Schiava. So I have something to drink and we both leave sober, assuming that is a desired outcome. It also is a wine that doesn't require time to open or evolve.

Samantha Dugan said...

Camille Saves 2002 Grand Cru Brut and kind of for the same reason as Saignee, I dig it and it makes me happy.

John said...

Gonon St. Joseph Blanc 2004. It's delicious and i sure do wish i had a glass right now.

TWG said...

Eric Texier Domaine de Pergault Blanc, I don't have a bottle but wish I did.

TWG said...

but that I have a bottle of (diff vintage).

Anonymous said...

Barolo: what else?

David McDuff said...

@Ace - Love your justification!

@Lars - Love your definition of "one bottle." Love Oro de Calabaza, too. Beer may just be the best answer.

@Cory - I'd expect no less, besides which, pouring to impress doesn't make sense to me in that situation (or any, really) either.

@D'Nasti - Welcome. Lunch, yes, at least that was the literal scenario in my case. Schiava is an interesting choice. Do you have preferred producers?

@Sam - Champagne. Is it ever wrong? Add happiness to the mix....

@John - Haven't had the '04, thought I did just pour the '09 at a Northern Rhône class I taught last week. Already delicious.

@TWG - If you figure out how to pour a bottle you don't have, let me know!

@Anon - Barolo. What I said about Champagne....

TWG said...

Fair enough, what did the MS think? and you?

David McDuff said...

@Tom - Thanks for reminding me... in responding to everyone else I neglected to explain my own reasoning. In this case, the MS was, more importantly, a friend. I was 99% sure she'd never had the chance to try anything from Cornelissen (correct), and I kind of wanted to take something on the wild/wacky end of the spectrum just to have fun with it. Indeed, I think she thought it was fun. Weird, but fun.

A pretty apt way to describe it, actually. It was more interesting than tasty (whereas the Contadino 7 I had a little while back was interesting AND tasty) and not showing all that well, but neither of us really cared. It was a casual choice for a casual get-together; just provocative enough to add that element of fun.

Josh George said...

Where the hell did you find the Contadino 7? Do you have any other suggestions on wines that follow similar paths? There is a producer from the Republic of Georgia that I came across that has some wonderfully weird product, "Pheasants Tears" winery. They export a red Saperavi and a white Rkatsiteli. Both run under $20.

David McDuff said...

@Josh - I had the Contadino 7 at The Ten Bells a couple of months ago. I can't speak for the Richmond market but it is available at a small handful of shops in NY and CA: http://www.wine-searcher.com/find/contadino+7/1/usa

Off the top of my head, I don't really have any suggestions for other wines made in the intentionally accidental fashion of Contadino. I'm sure there are at least a few others out there but it's a vinous corner I've not yet explored in depth (beyond Cornelissen). If I come up with anything, I'll let you know.

Also, I've not tried (or even encountered) the Georgian wines you mentioned. Do you like them?

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