Category: Wine Tasting

Sommelier Parag Lalit Sixteen Restaurant, Trump Tower Chicago

SOMMTALKS Tasting Series with Parag Lalit of Sixteen in Trump Tower Chicago

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Earlier this summer, we chatted with top Sommelier Parag Lalit of Sixteen at Trump Tower. Now we’re back to taste a few wines with him, both from Burgundy.  Lalit also  shared some of his favorite wines to enjoy on days off with his wife, in case you care to stock up on a few Somm favorites.

These include:

 
Occhipinti, Cerasuola di Vittoria DOCG, Sicily, Italy 2013 ( Frappato/Nero di Avola)
Clos du Rouge Gorge, “Jeunes Vignes”, I.G.P. Cotes Catalanes, France 2013 (Carignan)
Hatzidakis, Santorini, Greece 2015 (Assyrtiko)
St. Urbans Hof, Piesporter Goldtropfchen, Mosel, Germany 2014 (Riesling)
Domaine Tempier, Bandol Rosé, Provence, France 2013 (Predominantly Mourvedre)

The Wines we tasted today were via Coravin

Domaine Roulot, Meursault “Luchets”, Cote de Beaune, France 2008

Domaine Thibault Liger Belair, Chambolle Musigny “Les Gruenchers” 1er Cru, Cote de Nuits, France 2012

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Ontario Canada Winemaker Norman Hardie

SommTalks Tasting Series with Charles Ford of The Bristol Chicago

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We’re rolling out the tasting portion of SommTalks.com this week, to ring in the summer season. Tune in and hear us taste wine with sommeliers and winemkaers, describe their wine picks and tell the story behind these labels.

Today, with Charles Ford of The Bristol Chicago, we taste an acclaimed Pouilly-Fumé by enigmatic Didier Dagueneau sided by another Sauvignon Blanc, this one from Lake County California, produced by the team of dynamic winemakers Claude Koeberle & Donald Plumley, emulating Dagueneau’s style. Finally, we taste an unfiltered Niagara Pinot Noir from Norman Hardie’s Prince Edward Country, Southern Ontario, Canada winery, located a couple of hours from Toronto and about 4-5 hours from Montreal. Hear Ford’s pairing suggestions to dishes at The Bristol, as well.

2012 Domaine Didier Dagueneau Silex Loire Valley Pouilly-Fumé 

2013 Soliste Lune et Soleil Lake County California

2013 Norman Hardie Unfiltered Pinot Noir, Niagara Canada

Tune in for great interviews with Sommeliers, Wine Makers, Wine Directors and Top Chefs. Also, virtually taste wines with top wine experts then go taste them yourselves.

SommTalks is your weekly podcast for the inside scoop on the restaurant and wine scene. Please subscribe here, on iTunes , on TuneIn Radio or on Stitcher.

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