Our very own Meg McNeill was highlighted this week for Women’s History Month on Greenpointers.com. Read it here!
"Meg is an all-around wonderful person and especially awesome Greenpoint woman! She’s thoroughly involved in the neighborhood and Greenpoint community. From servicing it directly and providing us all with wonderful wine at Dandelion Wine, to supporting neighborhood businesses and friends, attending her friends’ music and art shows, to bringing a positive ‘tude to nearly every situation. PLUS she just became a Certified Sommelier, which is no small feat. All-around stand-up lady."
The day we met, Meg was wearing a cheerful yellow sundress and the warmest smile I’d seen in awhile. She’s been brightening up the shop and my life ever since… Dandy loves you, Meg! XO Lily
Happy Thursday everyone! Big things are happening in March… “In like a LION” is right!
Our best girl Meg is in San Francisco this week and, while there, she passed her Certified Sommelier exam on March 3rd administered by The Court of Master Sommeliers!
A BIG CONGRATS TO MEG!
And a well-deserved break for her as she explores the great city of San Francisco, discovering disco churches and lunching with Alice Waters… [the above photo is from a different trip (Palm Springs 2013?) but I thought it was appropriate for this week’s events, including Mardi Gras.]
Speaking of French culture, we will be pouring 3 gorgeous organic reds from France for you this evening. It just so happens that 2 out of 3 of them are “Meg’s Picks” and the 3rd is a brand new Bordeaux that we are excited to share with you… Ariel Prince of Savio Soares Selections will be here tonight from 6-9pm to fill you in on all the juicy details of these beautiful wines. Come out and taste! There will be cheese from Eastern District and bread from She Wolf Bakery.
YVES DUPORT BUGEY TRADITION PINOT NOIR 2011
Organic Pinot Noir from Bugey. Ruby red in color and soft red fruit on the palate. Loads of finesse! Delicate tannins make this wine a great pairing for roast chicken or fresh cheeses. Meg says, “Oh! Hello, gorgeous! I love this pretty Pinot Noir from Bugey, a tiny appellation steeped in history. Clean and mineral rich with a dash of je ne sais quoi.” $19
CHATEAU CAMBON RECOLTE 2012
Organic Gamay from Beaujolais. This is both a staff and customer favorite. What can I say? Each grape is hand-picked in October, resulting in a wine with perfect balance of fruit, earth, and acidity. Meg says, “This totally delightful Gamay is made by Beaujolais royalty. Biodynamic and organic in the vineyard with natural vinification methods. Happy, pretty, gentle, fresh.” $19
CHATEAU DU CHAMP DES TREILLES SAINTE-FOY BORDEAUX 2011
A certified organic unoaked Bordeaux from Sainte-Foy. Sainte-Foy is an appellation on the eastern edge of Bordeaux, just a few miles west of Bergerac. This wine is a blend of 63% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot. A softer side of Bordeaux, this wine is quite versatile and will pair well with many menu items. Brick chicken, spare ribs, steak salad, minestrone… what’s for dinner? I can’t wait to hear what Meg has to say about this wine. $24
The Celebrity Guide to Wine
"As long as you enjoy it, that’s what counts!"
Dudley Moore! Whoopie Goldberg! Steven Seagal! Herby Hancock! And more!
Yeah, this is long, but do yourself a favor and watch a bit. Ah-mazing.
(We won’t endorse the advice being given, btw.)