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Fifth 2019 WC-TG-AWS Event
THE OL' SPIGOT Rhone Meridionale Winemaker Dinner
with Julien Latour, Proprietor, Domaine de l'Espigouette

TUESDAY, May 21, 7:00 pm
at THE FILLMORE, 7954 Ann Arbor St., Dexter

Domaine de l'Espigouette and its wines were discovered for us by JC Mathes, Professor of Technical Writing at the U of M's Engineering School. JC had an office near the corner of East University and South University, just a couple of blocks down the street from the original Village Corner location. He was a customer of long standing drawn to VC's wide selection of southern Rhone wines, before later becoming a supplier--not a unique change of roles over the nearly 50-year history of Village Corner.

Professor Mathes took to spending summers in the southern Rhone Valley and began to 'moonlight' as an importer of its wines. Proprietor Bernard Latour's wines were early favorites of ours. We nicknamed his Domaine de l'Espigouette 'The Ol' Spigot', because, year after year, I could count on his well of fine wines never running dry.

It's with great honor and pleasure we invite to our Ann Arbor Tasters Guild winemaker dinner series Bernard's son Julien, fourth generation of Latours in charge of this family-run estate. He'll bring along with the entire gamut of the domaine's wines. The Fillmore kitchen staff will have an opportunity to taste them shortly and to create a complementary menu. We'll post the menu and send out a email notice as soon as it comes our way. Here's the wine list, all wines grown, vinified, aged, and bottled by the estate.

THE MENU and WINE LIST

Poached Apple Salad Warm Frissée and Brussels Sprout Salad,
Crispy Shallots, Candied Pistachio, Citrus Basil Vinaigrette

COTES DU RHONE BLANC

Shrimp Toast Sweet Chili Glazed Shrimp,
Tempura Fried Avocado Wedge, White Cheddar Beer Cheese, Pea Tendrils

COTES DU RHONE ROSE

Pork Pot Stickers,
Cherry Bourbon Soy Glaze, Cilantro, Serrano Pepper, Asian Slaw

COTES DU RHONE ROUGE
PLAN DE DIEU COTES DU RHONE VILLAGE

Pastrami Spiced Duck Breast
Roasted Michigan Asparagus, Berry Gastrique, Fava Beans, Sweet Potato Puree, Crisp Guanciale
RASTEAU PAS DE MEUNIER
VACQUEYRAS
GIGONDAS

Bread Pudding, Creme Anglaise,
Bourbon Caramel, Brandied Strawberries, Mint Chiffonad

LAGNIAPPE from Dick and Sally's Cellar

 

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Each Ann Arbor Wine Club, Ann Arbor Tasters Guild / AWS member
may bring one guest at the member price.
PLEASE NOTE: We make every effort, but refunds cannot be guaranteed
without at least 48 hours' notice of cancellation.


How Many?

 

By May 14 WC-TG-AWS MEMBER cost is $74.50 each:
(price  INCLUDES FOOD, WINE, TIP AND TAX)

 

After May 14 WC-TG-AWS MEMBER cost is $77.00 each:
(price  INCLUDES FOOD, WINE, TIP AND TAX)

 

By May 14 NON-member cost is $79.50 each:
(price  INCLUDES FOOD, WINE, TIP AND TAX)

 

  After May 14  NON-member  cost is $84.00 each:
(price  INCLUDES FOOD, WINE, TIP AND TAX)

 

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