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Last week, I attended the Chablis Dinner at The Bouley Test Kitchen.  It was a fabulous evening, full of great wine, plates, and company! Winemakers Christian Moreau and Jean-Marc Brocard were in attendance and my favorite pours of the night were Chablis 1er cru Vaillons 2009 Christian Moreau Pere et Fils, and Chablis Grand Cru Preuses 2007 Domaine Nathalie et Gilles Fevre, which is all about mica, and was served with Organic Connecticut Farm Egg with Comté Foam, Polenta and Carrot Powder.  Divine!

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A short while ago, I attended a Chablis tasting at the Tribeca Rooftop, where I met JR and Nina Battipaglia of Garnet Wines.  Seated together at the morning seminar, we chatted through the tasting, which included a bottle from Nathalie & Gilles Fevre, and before leaving, Nina offered to send me some wine.  What follows is a few thoughts on the four bottles sent, all of which were sampled, with Suzanne, on Harlem Hill in Central Park.

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There are over 300 estates in Chablis, and last Monday, it felt like they’d all descended upon NYC.  Thirty-four exhibitors, and God knows how many wines…I tasted through over 100 and by 4:30, a third of the wines listed had yet to arrive.   (more…)

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The Imbibe Wine Club met for the second time last night, with four in attendance–Kelleigh, Caitlin, Jenn, and myself, to sample some Chablis.  I chose this wine because it’s August, and because I wanted an excuse to visit Burgundy Wine Company, on West 26th Street, where I raised the bar on our $20 limit, because Chablis isn’t cheap.  After experiencing the essence of garbage juice, Chablis remains a bit of a mystery.  I know I have loved this wine in the past.  Perhaps we should have done the tasting differently by pooling our sources and buying a more expensive bottle, because after last night, I am left wanting…even questioning the future of my relationship with Chablis. (more…)

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