Episode 143 – Champagne & French Fries are Mmmm Mmmm Good!

Episode 143 – Champagne & French Fries are Mmmm Mmmm Good! Episode 143 – Champagne & French Fries are Mmmm Mmmm Good!

In today’s episode, Shelley and Phil have fun discussing the notion of having fast food with wine. Specifically, French Fries with Champagne! To help us along in this discussion is our friend, Sam Lange, who is about to embark on his OWN wine bar in Coeur D’alene! Sam also gives us pointers how we can pair wine with food as well as the proper way to open a bottle of Champagne. #HappyFriday! #ItsWineTime! #Cheersing#WhateverLolaWantsLolaGets #ScrewItDrinkGruet #Zinfandelish 

Wine Time Fridays Rating System: Phenomenal ?, Practically Perfect ? , Pretty Damn Good!  ? , Pleasant ?, Problematic ?, Pleagth (Pitiful and Pathetic)  ?

Wines this episode:   

  • NV NV Gruet Blanc de Noirs. ?

For more information on the NV Gruet Blanc de Noirs https://gruetwinery.orderport.net/wines/Best-Sellers

Check out this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk4J-WksZhM

A HUGE thanks to our sponsors: Coeur d’Alene Fresh and Elsom Cellars!

Coeur d’Alene FreshLocated in downtown Coeur d’Alene, FRESH wine bar is a place to meet friends, relax and just be Coeur d’Alene. Stop by for a fun time every Wednesday around 5:30 for WINO Wednesday. Consider FRESH wine bar for your next event. Stop by or visit https://www.freshwinebar.com

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The Eternal Wine Wine Word of the Week – Disgorge

The disgorgement is the final step in the production of Champagne. The Champagne bottle is kept upside down while the neck is frozen in an ice-salt bath. This procedure results in the formation of a plug of frozen wine containing the dead yeast cells. Finally, the bottle cap is removed and the pressure of the carbon dioxide gas in the bottle forces the plug of frozen wine out (“disgorging”) leaving behind clear Champagne. By doing so, a little bit of wine gets spilled out of the bottle.

For more information on Eternal Wine, please visit https://eternalwine.com or simply call 509-240-6258. Eternal Wine: Drink Wine, Be Happy.

Mentions: Chateau St. Michelle, Zips Burgers, Anna Maria, Kleopatra Bright, Andrea Robinson, M.S., The One Wine Glass, and, for the first time, Lola Wine Lounge.

Wines we enjoyed this week: Derek Rohlffs Pinot Gris, Chateau St Jean Chardonnay, Drink Washington State Carménère and Bogle Chardonnay.

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