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January 28 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Mary Taylor Bar Takeover
Mary Taylor created Mary Taylor Wine because she doesn’t think you need to be a serious wine expert to experience the kind of honest, authentic wines that Europeans have been enjoying for centuries.
Having worked with European wine for over two decades, Mary developed a love for the nuance and diversity of Europe’s extraordinary wine regions, from the tiny villages of France and Italy, to the countryside vineyards of Portugal and Spain, and she quickly learned to appreciate wine in the “Old World” way— not as a luxury good reserved for special occasions, but a living agricultural product that belongs to everyday life. Mary was endlessly fascinated by way each village’s expression reflects its own unique “terroir,” or sense of place, which is why most European wine regions label their wines not according to the grape variety, but the “place name,” or “appellation” where it was grown. The basic idea is each designated area imparts its own special identity, no two expressions alike.
After many years working with the wines of Europe, Mary arrived at an important insight. Left in the dark by decades of simplistic marketing efforts that placed grape above geography, many American consumers were confused by the European model and wine label, with all those hard-to-pronounce names and unfamiliar regions, and needed a brand they could trust to decipher the complex notion of terroir in a clear and straightforward way. Out of this realization, the elegant Mary Taylor “White Label” was born. Mary Taylor’s wine series is meant to serve as your guide through the rural backroads and winding country lanes of the European wine route. Whenever you open one of her bottles, you know you’re getting a genuine “wine of place,” sourced from some of Europe’s most classic regions and, best of all, priced according to the “Old World” view of wine as an accessible everyday luxury.
Come meet this inspirational entrepreneur and taste through her Old World gems! Flight of all 6 for $30 plus tax and gratuity.
Pascal Biotteau Anjou Blanc (Chenin blanc) (Loire Valley, France)
Jean Marc Barthez Bordeaux Blanc (Sauvignon blanc, sémillion) (Bordeaux, France)
Sofie Siadou Valençay (Gamay, pinot noir, côt aka malbec) (Loire, France)
Pierre Vidal Costières de Nîmes (Grenache, syrah, mourvèdre) (Rhône, France)
Fillipe Ferreira Douro (Touriga nacional, tinta roritz aka tempranillo, touriga franca) (Douro, Spain)
Jean Marc Barthez Bordeaux Rouge (Merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon) (Bordeaux, France)
Special pairing menu in development – stay tuned.