Prepping for my first Wine Blitz

Just a few days to go before my first Bi-Rite Wine Blitz (it runs this Thursday 5/19 through Sunday 5/22)!  We’re working hard to get everything organized, and I am anxious and excited about what to expect. One thing is for sure: we have so many delicious wines that it will be easy to put together a solid mixed case for every guest who walks in the door. As I put together my own case, I want to share a couple of wines that surely can’t be missed:

Domaine Maume Gevrey Chambertain 2008 (regularly $49.99, Blitz price $39.99): I am quite fond of Burgundy, and I’m thrilled about this Burgundy from Domaine Maume. Winemaking has been in the Maume family since 1870 and has been passed down from generation to generation. Today, Bertand Maume is the man in charge, with help from his father.  The secret to Maume’s success is his non-stop dedication to the top selection of vine cuttings in the family’s vineyards, which he accomplishes by isolating vines with the healthiest grapes and only replanting the best.  Their youngest vines in the vineyards are about 50 years old, which results in a beautifully complex wine. It can be enjoyed now, or can be saved for a special occasion. This is one of the best Burgundies I’ve tasted from Gevrey Chambertain that doesn’t break the bank.

Mas de Daumas Gassac Rosé Frizant (regular $27.99, Blitz price $22.39): This is from one of my favorite producers from the Languedoc in France. The vineyards date back all the way to the time of Charlemagne. Typically known for their amazing, long-lived Cabernet Sauvignon Blends, I am excited about their Rosé Frizant for the Summer Blitz. It’s a dry sparkling rosé made with 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Manseng. This sparkler has fine lively bubbles, with flavors of ripe raspberry and lots of minerals. This is a perfect wine to take to any summer BBQ or to enjoy on a nice hot day!

Look forward to saying hi this Thursday through Sunday while you choose your own favorites for your case!

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