This summer has been incredibly busy and delicious so I figured I would share some pictures of some of our recent adventures. We just spent a fun-filled weekend in San Francisco. Here are some of our favorite moments and places you don’t want to miss!
As we hit the peak of BBQ season, it is always great to stumble across an excellent steak wine. Last weekend, we fired up the grill, threw on a couple of sirloins, and uncorked a bottle of Domaine Rimbert “Les Travers de Marceau” Saint-Chinian. Domaine Rimbert is run by owner and winemaker Jean-Marie Rimbert, who organically farms his 20 hectare parcel in the St. Chinian AOC. Domaine Rimbert “Les Travers de Marceau” is a blend of 30% Mourvedre, 30% Syrah, 25% Carignan, and 15% Cinsault. The grapes are hand-harvested and the wine is fermented with native yeasts.
Les Travers de Marceau has an incredibly intriguing nose. There are aromas of paprika mingled with leather, red cherries, and pepper. The palate is meaty and funky (in a good way). Red fruit is met with earth and minerals. It’s an incredible wine for the price. Definitely give this wine some time to open up (and perhaps even some more time in the bottle). An excellent pairing with our steaks! ($15, 12.5% alcohol)
Hey LA…one of the coolest wine festivals in California is coming our way this week! The Garagiste Festival is arriving in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 11th. This year, the festival will take place at The Wiltern and will feature over 60 of the area’s hard-to-find, micro-production commercial “garagiste” winemakers. Each winery has a production of 1500 cases or less.
The event will take place from 2pm-6pm. Here is more info regarding the tastings:
2:00-6:00pm – VIP Early Access – $99
This ticket allows attendees to enter the Festival one hour early to taste and meet the winemakers with a smaller group of tasters. Unlimited tastes of over 200 ultra-premium, hard-to-findwines provided by over 50 wineries, including exclusive tastes of “Rare & Reserve” wines* ONLY being poured from 2-3pm for VIP Attendees. Includes bread, cheese & charcuterie, as well as product samples provided by Artisanal LA vendors. These tickets are limited.
3:00-6:00pm – Grand Tasting – $69
Unlimited tastes of over 200 ultra-premium, hard-to-find wines provided by over 50 wineries from all over California. Includes bread, cheese & charcuterie, as well as product samples provided by Artisanal LA vendors.