Archive for April, 2012

SOUTH x SOUTH

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Join us for a night of, SOUTH x SOUTH: Southern French Wines paired with Southern American Classic

SOUTH x SOUTH: Southern French Wines paired with Southern American Classics

Tasting + Food Pairing
April 25
5 – 8
No tickets needed

We at the Public House are super excited to be partnering with Route des Vins Imports to bring you three amazing wines paired with a beautiful board of our special Cheese Relish, Pickled Shrimp, and an Alexander’s Ham country ham biscuit.

Route des Vins is a new import business located in Charleston, SC. They are committed to both bringing high-quality, authentic wine to your table and to conducting business in a fair, gentlemanly fashion.  A family-owned company that imports wine made by honest, hard-working people and made to be enjoyed at the table with friends and family.

Route des Vins Imports owner, Frederick Corriher, considers demystifying French wine and making it more accessible to more people a top goal of his.  While he very carefully selects the wines in his portfolio to ensure high quality, he feels strongly that his wines should be enjoyed by everyone and not confined to collectors’ cellars or fancy restaurants.

Wines:
Trois Amis Sauvignon Blanc Vin de Pays D’Oc 2010-This 100% Sauvignon Blanc made in the south of France is a collaboration between Route des Vins owner, Frederick Corriher, and Châteauneuf-du-Pâpe winemakers Bertrand & Guillaume Gonnet.  The ‘three friends’ work together to produce a blend that is both packed with concentrated, exotic fruit flavors and backed up with refreshing acidity and structure.  This is a perfect Public House wine in that it works super-well with a variety of foods but is also fruity and refreshing enough to serve as an aperitif.

Domaine du Grand Planal Corbiéres 2010-Corbières is located in the Languedoc region in the south of France, and this small domaine is producing wines with a terrific quality/price ratio.  It is a blend of 50% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache, and 25% Carignan (the signature grape of the region). The richness of the fruit flavors combine with terrific texture on the palate yielding a wine that is a real crowd-pleaser.  Ironically, the Roger Family that owns this estate also operates a small bar situated in the indoor market in Narbonne and this wine flows freely there.

Domaine Durieu Ventoux 2009-Young Vincent Durieu is producing some of the best value Rhône wines from his winery in Châteauneuf-du-Pâpe.  His estate has been called “one of the up-and-coming superstar estates in the region.” This elegant Ventoux displays intense flavors of kirsch and dried red currants, and it proves Vincent can make accessible, value-oriented wines just as well as he does his collectable Châteauneufs.  It’s a 70% Grenache/30% Syrah blend and less than 3000 cases are produced.

Boards:
Public House Benton’s Cheese Relish
Pickled Shrimp
A small ham biscuit featuring Alexander’s Ham