Ahem...  It's winter.  Along with a thick coat, a burly, robust red seems appropriate.

Bandol - from the seaside Mediterranean town of the same name - is well suited for heartier meals and lingering indoors.  The grape herein, Mourvedre, rarely gets a starring role. Tempier and Pradeaux two of the most highly-regarded cellars in the zone take this rustic stalwart and produce an intricate, singular vinous memory.  

We will taste:

Domaine Tempier Bandol 2014; La Tourtine 2014, La Migoua 2014

Chateaux Pradeaux Bandol 2011

Given the impending arrival of 2017, we'll also offer a pour of the stately Bollinger NV for those of you who must.  (italicize "for those of you who must.")

See you on Saturday.