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Shaughn’s hip sip tip is Le Fruit du Hasard, a Côte du Roussillon from Domaine du Possible. Ellen’s is an cream liqueur named Somrus that was named Best Cream and Dairy Liqueur at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Before getting into her whine Whitney spills the details of what a tasting trip to Cognac was like including the best Cognac “recipe”: Cognac and tonic.
And then the wine! Her puppy Capo is a Lagotto Romagnolo–a Italian truffle hunting dog! But Capo is in California. Piedmont is an Italian region known for truffles, so they picked a wine with a Piedmont grape, Barbera, grown in Sonoma: Mathis Sonoma Valley Barbera from sponsor Gregory Condes Wines. Try it with pizza!
In between puppy whines (the poop! the training!) Whitney whines about blind tasting, getting a pathogen, and the health department.
The delicious talk includes setting Napa cab goals, Somrus and other cream liqueurs, and how to make ghee. The take home message they come to is this: beware of eggs. All eggs.
The lightning round covers what Sonoma means, Italy’s most planted varieties, and some MFK Fisher trivia!