The stuff they're serving BTG is stuff that has disappeared from the retail market because it is known to be delicious and there was so little of it around--Cuvee 910 (subject of hilarious interwebz videos)
I may be cruisin for a bruisin but late last night I was perusing the boozing and buying going down chez Mouthfuls and I was completely confused comme d'habitude.
"So little of it around", he says ? "Disappeared from the retail market", he emphasizes ?
Très étrange. It's almost as if we are living in different worlds, methinks to me-self. Tray trays étrange.
"Mmmmmm", Chambo uncontrollably utters aloud, after taking yet another non-frugal sip of fruitily-fragrant, pale-strawberrily-colored, silkily-textured, quite-light-bodied yet yummily-acidly-zippily-lively-very-berry-cherry-ish wine from his chalice.
Très étrange, he mutters once again.
What fills this (k)night's glass, you ask ? Alas, nothing other than 2012 Clos des Vignes du Maynes Macon-Cruzille cuvée 910.
So much for "so little of it around", I guess. So much "disappeared from the retail market", considering that it was purchased, ahem, over the weekend.
And why, this night, is our favorite caped crusader's cup filled with this red-AND-white mélange de cépages, you rightfully wonder (for Chambo always has a reason and he's usually up to no good) ?
For one and one reason only (does that make 2 reasons?) ... homework, preparation, preparedness, practice-makes-perfect ... know-thy-enemy and prepare for war ... in order to make the peace ... or so they say.
For king of the round table, Chambo-sans-Peur, is yet again heading into battle. Yes, our fearless friend Chambo-le-Grand will soon be heading south from the sultry City of Lights for yet another croisade into the Holy Lands.
All of Burgundy shivers in fear ... for Chambo will soon be near.
And after he conquers the complexity of the Cote d'Or, as is his custom, more war may await, for Chambo will be on his way to le maconnais et le beaujolais.
Diplomatic meetings have been arranged with the chieftains of the territories. Either Chambo gets his desired allocation (which he always does, of course :-) or he wages war.
Julien Guillot et Philippe Jambon, you have been warned.
(And yeah, truth be told, I am kinda stuck in a 2005 vintage rut as this Les Baltailles gives evidence to ...)
I sure hope my European campaigns are not impacting you outre-mer types from pleasurable drinking stateside.
Note that there are two sides to every coin.
For example, it is frustratingly difficult to find the North Fork's finest over here.