Big names, small prices this weekend
I’m looking forward to a busy and exciting few days ahead. First on Saturday, it’s your chance to taste some major 1er Cru Burgs that are never open for tasting – the J-J Confuron Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru, the Lucien Le Moine Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaut St. Jacques 1er Cru and the Francois Lamarche Vosne-Romanee Croix Rameau 1er Cru – we’re open from 1-5 on Saturday and Sunday, so please come on by. In addition to the tasting (which of course includes our current Scott Paul releases and other goodies) – we’re offering 25% off on any of the amazing Grand Crus or 1er Crus in stock from Confuron, Lucien Le Moine and Lamarche thru Sunday.
Saturday night I’m teaching a class on touring and tasting in Burgundy – it’ll be kind of a cross between a travelogue and a practical guide to visiting the region (and we’ll have to sample a nice burg or six over the course of the evening!) We may still have a seat or two open for the class – call Kelly Karr at 503-319-5827 if you’d like to join us. Our friend Kim Gagne – who organizes and conducts tours in Burgundy, will also be on hand. Visit Kim here.
I have finally stopped hyperventilating from the finish of the Arsenal-Roma game in the Champions League yesterday. I HATE it when big games come down to penalty kicks to decide the winner. While I’m happy to have been on the winning end this time, it really is an awful way to win or lose the match. In the meantime, Barcelona looked like the only team that can realistically challenge ManU for the whole enchilada – unless somebody gets lucky along the way (or unless Barca and United are drawn together in the quarters or semis) – that should be the final two this year. No more Champions League games for four weeks – I’m already going through withdrawal…
And here are my Arsenal boys, celebrating their victory in Roma last night -