Rooftop Bar

Meghan Zobeck

Welcome to The Somm Set. Each month we’ll be sitting down with a guest sommelier and uncovering their guilty pleasures, cellar staples, and everything in between! Follow as they hand-select their favorites from our warehouse, giving you the inside scoop on cellar must-haves!

This month on The Somm Set, we’re excited to feature Meghan Zobeck, Winemaker.  

This week from Meghan Zobeck:

Screw dessert, we’re eating tapas at some great rooftop bar so we can take in the city lights. For our final stop, we are drinking Rhône. Pierre and Jean Gonon, Marcel Juge (doing a bit of conjuring) of the North and Daniel Brunier of Vieux Télégraph from the South are already waiting for us. Gonon and Juge are some of the silkiest Syrah’s money can buy. Although at much different price points, Gonon punches above its weight class, and Juge, especially with some age, is incredibly hard to find.

I don’t typically seek out Southern Rhône, but I had a real-life dinner sitting next to Daniel Brunier in which we discussed controlled chaos in native fermentations by way of pied du cuve (PdC). I won’t get into it now but PdC is worth a google. That conversation changed the way I start my fermentations. It seems appropriate that on our final stop we have a toast with Daniel. Now it’s time to call a car. We are going to need a ride.

You will find a smattering of the wines that I’ve mentioned in the offer below. I hope you are drinking well, adventurously, and in good company! Cheers!

Check out the wines below!


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