Saturday Tasting: Clos du Tue Boeuf

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Saturday, February 25th1-4pm, $10

You can’t talk about the birth of Cubism without mentioning Picasso. To praise golden age New York Rap without mentioning Nas is a blatant ignorance. The Beat movement without Kerouac would have lacked its most prominent voice. And as with any cultural or artistic movement, there are certain producers in natural wine whose work is so vital, and so timeless, that their impact is immeasurable. In my opinion, you can’t outline the history of natural wine without pausing to wax poetic about Clos du Tue Boeuf. The genre-defining wines of Jean-Marie and Thierry Puzelat are an essential introduction into Loire Valley winemaking. Since the late 90’s, the estate has slowly been perfecting an inspiring balance of persistent ideology, accessibility, and soul-satisfying deliciousness. This weekend, we’ll be pouring six wines. Sauvignon (vines young & old), Chenin, Gamay, Cot, Pinot. Each one has it’s own distinct personality, yet they all exemplify the vibrancy that the Puzelat brothers are able to conjure from their family’s 15th century property.

Plus, the Bay Area’s own Godfather of natty wine, Keven Clancy, will be joining us to pour. Handsome, charming, and deeply knowledgeable, it’s always a good time when Keven’s in the house. So come hang out and drink some of the freshest wines in the world. -QKW