The other night we wandered over to CanCan. Currently, they are focusing on Vins de Pays or regional French wines. The best gem we found turned out to be a white: Miquel Laurent Vin de Pays D'oc Viognier. Ever since I discovered this grape at a Virginia Winery many, many years ago, I have had a disappointing love affair with this white grape. Usually, Viognier has an extremely floral nose. The wine literally smells like flowers. Alas, the taste does not approach the bouquet. The area in France that produces appellation Viogniers is Condrieu. These wines are prohibitively expensive. The Viognier at CanCan had hardly a nose at all, but the taste overwhelmed us with flowers, particularly orchids. What a find!
There are several ways to enjoy this Viognier as well as the many other gems that CanCan carries. Check out these wine specials now through April:
Sunday - Half Price Vin de Pays Bottles
Monday - $5 Regional Wine by the Glass
Tuesday - 50% Off Reserve Wine List
Wednesday - Half Price House Wine
Thursday - $3 Half Glass of Wine
Friday - Open Glass Night - All wines from Brasserie List available by the glass
Saturday - Half Price Sparkling Wine by the Bottle
A Votre Sante!