Thursday, August 20, 2009

Scenes from Tuesday's Therapy Session

Had a great time pouring wine at Bicycle Therapy on Tuesday. A pretty decent crowd showed up to check out the new urban commuter bikes from Globe.

The Globe lineup ranges from a slick little fixie all the way up through some pretty serious workhorses. The very low key designs remind me of retro/classic British cruising bikes crossed with the utilitarian sensibility of Worksman's industrial bikes. The integrated racks on several of the models not only look pretty cool but are strong enough to handle designated driver duty.

Lola the shop dog took a moment to chill and chew before the crowds showed up for the main event.

Dan, Specialized's local sales rep, gave a quick seminar on the concept and merits of the Globe line of bikes, while his regional manager, Mike, performed a QA test on a glass of the 2008 Touraine Sauvignon "Le Petiot" from Domaine Ricard.

Fastidious wine blogger that I am, I somehow forgot to snap a shot of the juice I poured for the crowd that evening. I did deliver a seminar of my own, though, on a natural wine foursome that included the Sauvignon mentioned above as well as the delicious Gamay-based 2008 Touraine "Le Clos de Vauriou" from Vincent Ricard; the 2008 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie "Vieilles Vignes," made by Pierre Luneau at his daughter's estate, Château les Fromenteaux; and the 2007 Côtes du Rhône "Bout d'Zan" from Hélène Thibon at Mas de Libian.

I did, however, manage to catch a post-sacrificial shot of the mighty tasty hazelnut torte provided by local cyclist and entrepreneur of all things fudgey, Liz Begosh of Betty's Speakeasy, which is located just around the corner from Bicycle Therapy at 2241 Grays Ferry Avenue.

Did I mention that there was local beer on hand, too? No bike shop is complete without some.


SistahK said...

How was the Sauvignon? I drank some Clotilde Davenne Saint-Bris Sauvignon 07, last week and it was delicious! I hear I missed you at the W & S tasting on Wednesday!

David McDuff said...

@SistahK The Sauvignon was delicious, Karen. I've really been digging Vincent Ricard's wines for the past few years. I haven't written up the '08 "Petiot" yet but here's a note on the 2007 and there's tons more to read about the estate in my profile/trip report.

I haven't had Davenne's Sauvignon-St-Bris but did just drink Alice and Olivier DeMoor's SSB (poured from magnum!) at The Ten Bells on Wednesday. You should head down there and check it out -- very good juice.

And yes, I was at the W&S Piemonte tasting on Wednesday. Just up for the day. I really do need to come up and spend a few days....

Joe Manekin said...

No shop is complete without beer, true. Also true that no shop is complete without a shop dog.

rudy said...

I like the doggy

David McDuff said...

@Joe You said it, Shaggy!

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