Oh I know what you want. Been doing this
so long I can almost smell it mixing with the sweat on your skin, see it
through the stiffness in your gate, feel the relief when you stand
beside me, your heart beating against your ribcage…because it knows, it
knows that I won’t bat an eye at your kinky little peccadilloes, matter
of fact making sure your pecc and dilloes tingle is what I’m here to do.
Makes no difference to me what gets you off…just my job to make sure
that you do so you’ll know just where to come when that desire, that
almost painful, naughty itch creeps upon your flesh once again. You need
only come see me, I’ve got what you need.
Don’t be ashamed or
feel uncomfortable when I ask you the standard questions; what you’re
into, how much you’re willing to shell out for your little spin on the
pleasure wheel. I don’t ask to pass judgment and I don’t keep a little
black book…..discretion is my job and seeing as I’m facilitating this
sultry little rendezvous, well my fingers are already all up in your
Kool-Aid as it were. I ask for one reason and one reason only….to ensure
that the pleasure you seek, however you seek it, is given and given so
well that you will be back for more. Get your sticky on kids, mix it up,
take a couple if you’ve got that “spice of life” feeling, take your
ride long and slow, like I said, makes no difference to me how you do
it, I just want you to do it and I’m just here to help.
I see that look in your eye. I can feel the ache in your throat. Its been too long Honey and that swerve of yours, it needs a supple, sweetly scented spot to, get on.
here, these dimples in the vines, those are from the hail” Mark Fincham,
winemaker at Marchand-Tawse, (for the reds anyway) standing with us in a
recently purchased vineyard in Burgundy’s Cote de Beaune. I was there with
importer Aline Thiebaut of Aliane Wine in the spring of 2014. Mark went on to
tell us the Marchand-Tawse was able to acquire this vineyard because the
ravaging hail in late July the year before had so devastated the vineyard and
with no wine to sell and loans to be paid the owners decided to hang up their
viticulture gloves. A couple of small vintages back to back and then the hail
in 2013 hits leaving some vineyards reporting 50% less to zero yields? Well it
caused many in the area to rethink their trade.
out with late flowering do to a particularly frigid spring which caused
problems with yield and uneven ripening. The summer was late to arrive and then
that late July hail storm that tore through the Cote de Beaune like an alligator,
ripping off and destroying fruit and chomping fiercely at the vines. The
hardest hit were Beaune, Savigny, Volnay and Pommard, the latter seeing this
kind of damage for the second year in a row. Those outside the hail zone
struggled with very slow ripening and pushbacks of harvest until October, 2013
being the latest harvest since 1991 in fact.
said, with patience and meticulous triage, or sorting, especially with the
reds, the end result was a tiny bit of extremely high quality Pinot Noir and
beautifully focused and precise Chardonnays. We stood in the icy, slightly
empty cellar art Marchand-Tawse in Nuits-Saint-Georges with Mark, discussing
and tasting the very young 2013s from barrel, all of us remarking on the purity
and absolute splendor of the aromatics they were exuding, and the lacy, regal
way the wines entered the palate. It is precisely vintages like 2013 that show
us the true mark of great winemaking, from vineyard to barrel is all about. The
wines from Marchand-Tawse are truly thrilling and thankfully for us we were
able to acquire a miniscule amount of those gorgeous 2013s and we can’t wait to
share them with you.
4th, 7:30 PM we will be joined by very special guests Mark Fincham
and Aline Thiebaut and silly old me of course, where will be featuring 10
wines from this hard fought for but gloriously triumphant 2013 vintage and hear
from the winemaker himself what it took to give us these perfectly vintage and
place accented wines.
Marchand-Tawse Bourgogne Rouge $26.99
Marchand-Tawse 47 N Bourgogne Pinot Noir $31.99