Episode 194 – A Sparkling Start to the New Year: Champagne, French Fries and Reunited Friends at Lola Wine Bar

Episode 194 – A Sparkling Start to the New Year: Champagne, French Fries and Reunited Friends at Lola Wine Bar Episode 194 – A Sparkling Start to the New Year: Champagne, French Fries and Reunited Friends at Lola Wine Bar

In today’s episode, Shelley and Phil kick off the new year by reuniting with some familiar faces at Coeur d’Alene’s hottest wine bar, Lola Wine Bar. Prepare to indulge your taste buds on the delightful combination of Champagne and French Fries Champagne and French Fries (Champagne and French Fries Day is January 10!), as we delve into this unique culinary celebration. Sommelier and Lola owner, Sam Lange, once again dazzles us with his wealth of knowledge and takes us on an enlightening journey. Joining us on this exhilarating ride are friends Sarah and Mark Lathrop, with Liberty Lake Wine Cellars. Add it all up and today we’ve got a sommelier, a winemaker and esteemed winery owners. While Shelley and Phil humbly take a backseat, we enthusiastically dive into the tasting experience, savoring the exquisite flavors of these hidden gems. Get ready to embark on a truly unforgettable wine adventure! #HappyNewYear and #HappyFriday! #ItsWineTime! #Cheersing #SighOfRelease #FiddleWithTheRiddleRack #ChampagneAndFriesDay #EasterEgg

Wines this episode:

  • NV Deutz Brut Classic Champagne ($70 at Bottle Joy)
  • 2017 Domaine Huet Petillant Vouvray ($65 at Lola Wine Lounge)
  • NV Crémant de Bourgogne

Find out more how Champagne and French Fries Day came to be by visiting https://unravelingwine.com/champagne-and-french-fries/

Food pairings: Today? French fries! Other than that, almost everything else.

A HUGE thanks to our sponsors:  Eternal Wine and J. Bookwalter!

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The Social Web Wine Word of the Week – Remuage

Another term for riddling, the process of gradually turning and tilting Champagne bottles to collect lees in the neck.

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Mentions:  Sarah and Mark Lathrop, Liberty Lake Wine Cellars, McDonalds, Rogers Burgers, Andrea Robinson, M.S., Joy and Curt Grady, Bottle Joy, Anna Lombard, Burger Dock, Caddy Shack, Circling Raven Restaurant, Pentagon, Red Robin, Crown & Thistle, Beverly’s Restaurant, Pentagon Bistro & Martini Bar, Stylus Wine and Vinyl Bar, 100 Acre, Schramsberg Vineyards, Tirriddis, Anna Maria with Unraveling Wine, The Metropolitan Grill, Saviah, John Bookwalter and Fast Eddie.

Some Wines we enjoyed this week: 7Cellars The Farm Cabernet Sauvignon, Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard Merlot, King Estate Chardonnay, Fidélitas Optu and Elsom Cellars Syrah.

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