In today’s episode, Shelley and Phil open two special wines, just the two of them, after Open That Bottle Night parties the past few years. One is a wine Phil won in a bet with good friend, Chris Cochran and the other is one of Shelley’s all time favorites, a Sauternes. Open That Bottle Night was started by Dorothy “Dottie” Gaiter and John Brecher, who were guests on episode 096, as a way to make wine the event and it happens the last Saturday night every February. We even throw in a fun announcement! It’s time to break out that special wine! #HappyFriday! #ItsWineTime! #Cheersing
Wine Time Fridays Rating System: Phenomenal ?, Practically Perfect ? , Pretty Damn Good! ? , Pleasant ?, Problematic ?, Pleagth (Pitiful and Pathetic) ?
Wines this episode:
For the tasting notes on the Pét-Nat Tapada Nova, please visit https://www.lojadaquinta.pt/en/catalogue/sparkling-others/pet-nat-tapada-nova/
For some more information on the Château Laribotte Sauternes, please visit https://www.wine.com/product/chateau-laribotte-sauternes-375ml-half-bottle-2018/786898#closePromoModal
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The Naked Wines Wine Word of the Week – Noble Rot
Noble Rot is a condition in which grapes are deliberately affected by Botrytis cinerea, resulting in the shrivelling of the ripened grapes, which in turn leads to an increased sugar content. This results in the production of sweet, complex flavors and aromas in the resulting wine.
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Mentions: Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher, Chris Cochran, The Greatest Song You’ve Never Heard Podcast, Brewery Olympics, Rotary on the Rocks, Seattle Mariners, Curt Grady, Bottle Joy, J. Bookwalter, Edward Holmes, Trevor Treller, Terroir Fine Wine, Efeste Wines and Lane Hewett.
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To hear the episode when the bet between Chris and Phil went down, please visit https://www.thegreatestsongyouneverheard.com/phil-likes-em-fuller-and-fatter/
Wines we enjoyed this week: Scotto Family Cellars Mohr-Fry Ranch Reserve Sangiovese Rosé, Domaine Jean-Marc Bernhard Gewürztraminer, Eternal Wines Discovery Cabernet Sauvignon, Antinori Pèppoli Chianti Classico and Rumpus Tempranillo.
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