Joelle's Current Favourites
Having just been to Beaujolais I have retasted a few of the wines I actually have in stock and was in particularly stunned anew by the Chénas vielles vignes. I also rediscovered the Lacondemine white and rosé. They are well suited to their bird names, agile and refreshing
Having also just been to Lavaux, I visited (in the rain, alas) Blaise Duboux to secure some wines for the next shipment. His wines are all good but last year the St Saphorin was a beauty, and we still have a little bit of it.
At the London Wine Fair, the Doral was a hit - it's more unique than I think :) - and if you haven't tried it yet now is the right time!
And for the evening, I've been going Blaufränkisch crazy. The Kulm can be chilled and is a clean and elegant wine after work or at the beginning of the evening, perhaps even late afternoon with a platter of tapas (or austrian cheese dips and bread sticks). The Leithaberg is a bit bolder and almost a touch rustic, and best suited to later in the evening.
Beaujolais Villages Rosé "Vol De L'Hirondelle" Jérome LacondemineGamay is one of my firm favourites for rosé - this is why