Wine, Cheese and great friends

Last weekend I had a wonderfully surprising evening with my good friend Michael. He’s been living in Boston for work for a few weeks and he drove down to Providence to spend the evening with me and some friends. I brought the wine, he brought the cheese. We met at a friends house after work and tried some Chocovine for the first time. Very interesting… Chocovine is “The Great taste of Dutch chocolate and fine Cabernet wine.” It reminded me very much of thicker Yoohoo mixed with alcohol. Not necessarily bad, but not my favorite. After some laughs and great conversation, we headed off to The Duck & Bunny, a very small bar nearby. They call themselves a “Snuggery: a cosy and comfortable place,” and I couldn’t agree more. Very Alice In Wonderland-esque decor inside with welcoming staff. We came in shortly before close to try a drink we had heard of and were met with open arms. The drink was called The Lamb, it was 50/50 mixture of Harpoon’s Hard Cider and Guiness, topped with Lindeman’s Framboise. Delicious!


After drinks, we headed back to the apartment for some wine and cheese. Michael brought a spread of cheeses from around the world: Copenhagen, France, and Vermont, as well as some delicious Sopressata and a selection of pate’s. We opened a bottle of wine that I had grabbed from work on a semi-whim. It was definitely something I had been interested in trying, and thought Michael would be the perfect person to share it with. The wine, cheese, meat and company was one of the perfect pairings I’ve ever experienced in my life.


I’ve since bought 3 more bottles of the wine, and although it is my current favorite, it does not taste nearly as good as it did that night.


2006 Chateau Tour de Segur
-Saint-Emillion, Bordeaux, France
Grape Varietal:
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

Tasing Notes –

A wonderfully well-balanced wine. Light to medium body with aromas of licorice, pepper and soft mushroom. Flavors of black currant, blackberry, earth and a very light spicy and mushroom note. A very smooth and lightly tannic structure on the excellently long finish.

Pairing: Cheese and good friends!

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