Friday, February 13, 2009

Date Change: Shameless Self Promotion Update

An official from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPA) contacted me recently to inform me that Sunday February 22nd, the date of my guest sommelier spot at Lelabar, happens to conflict with the showing of the 81st Annual Academy Awards. She wanted to know if I would consider changing the date of the Loire Reds tasting. So I spoke with Andrew, the manager of the bar and we decided that everyone wins if we push the date back one week to Sunday March 1st.

The other details remain the same: Sunday (now March 1st) from 4-6pm; 6 Loire reds that I select, food pairings to accompany the wines, a lovely setting in the West Village on Hudson Street off Leroy Street, $60 price tag. This is a good deal - you're drinking several glasses of wine, all told, and eating a modest meal too, in a cute little place in the West Village on a Sunday afternoon for $60. So come out and enjoy yourself, taste some great wines from the Loire, check out a cool wine bar, and support your local Brooklynguy.

Two of the wines that will be poured: 2006 Bernard Baudry Chinon Cuvee Domaine and the 2006 Catherine & Pierre Breton Bourgueil les Perrières. Those two alone are worth the price of admission. But wait, there's more! There are four other great wines too.

8 comments:

Peter Liem said...

Damn, I'm still not going to be there. But perhaps in spirit....

TWG said...

Maybe you believe the MPA rep, but unless you're pouring The 2005 Breton Clos Senechal, the most estimated wine on the planet, you've been scammed.

A Bald Man Drinks...(and eats) said...

Wow...I am a big fan brooklynguy, but one of two things is going on here: the MPAA is ridiculously thorough/bored/worried about viewership, or you are WAY more famous than I thought. Either way, wish I could attend the tasting, but Chicago is a ways away.

Brooklynguy said...

peter - i'll pour a small glass for you and leave them off to the side.

TWG and A Bald Man - i assume that you are both making a joke in the same silly vein that i did - the MPA most certainly is not aware of my existence, nor is there a sum of $$$ you could offer them that might convince them to take notice. This was merely a joke, my way of saying that we decided that it might be better to hold the tasting on a Sunday late afternoon that is not the Oscars, or Superbowl sunday, or something like that.

Do Bianchi said...

there's a saying, "everybody's in show business."

brooklynguy, what's your recommended pairing for oscar night?

wish I could be there on March 1 to taste with you...

Brooklynguy said...

hey jeremy - first of all, this new photo for your icon, it's just dashing. oscar night clearly deserves bubbles, but maybe in the spirit of the times, something more humble than Champagne. Perhaps a good sparkler from the Jura?

wish you could join too.

A Bald Man Drinks...(and eats) said...

Nicely played BG...with the dearth of quality product from Hollywood these days and the number of those folks that Bernie M took for a ride, anything's possible

Do Bianchi said...

hey thanks re. the pic. tracie b took that one of me in paris at an unforgettable lunch, with 91 volnay, btw...

I forgot to tell you: I took a job with a wine broker here in austin and I'm going to be selling Produttori del Barbaresco, among other Italians... pretty cool, huh?