I'm taking a one-credit course in Wine Appreciation through SU's Hospitality Management program. I consider it professional development, and it's a great class - I highly recommend it. This week we tasted French wines. They are all AOC wines, so good quality all around. The ones in this shot are, from rear to front, Chanson Puligny Montrachet ($56.76), Jadot 2005 Pommard ($30.67), and Chapoutier 2005 Chateauneuf de Pape ($41.33). Sadly, the Puligny Montrachet was my favorite for the evening, and the most expensive bottle of the six. That is in part because this denomination refers to a vineyard of only 80 hectares, and the vintner cannot use the entire crop for production due to quality control requirements. The least expensive (not shown here) was another Chardonnay and my second favorite, the Jadot 2005 Macon Villages, at $12.83.
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