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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Stags Leap 2007 Viognier and Jacques Stotzem

Jacques Stotzem is a Belgian-born acoustic guitarist with one of the most diversified styles I’ve ever heard. He is expert at adapting pop and rock songs to the acoustic guitar while also playing melodic folk ballads, blues, and country twang. His command of harmonics and melody is that of a virtuoso. You can find a lot of his music on YouTube and below is a selection of some of my favorites. Hope you enjoy him.

Fields of Gold:

Purple Haze:

Voodoo Child:

With or Without You:

Simple Pleasure:

Move Move:

Rules of the game:

After the Gold Rush:  

Straight On:

Taxi through Belfast:

Come Together:


The Clap:

Improvisation with Eric Roche:

Tonight I’m featuring a wine that I rarely drink, but with which I could more enamored. Viognier is a difficult grape to grow or so I’m told. I’ve had some very ordinary versions of it, which may be why I don’t seek it out often. However, when it’s done right, it’s a delightful alternative to a Chardonnay with a character similar to a Sauvignon Blanc. So, let me tell you about Stags Leap 2007 Viognier, which is definitely done right. It’s a pale straw color with some legs on the glass. The bouquet is beautiful, hinting of honeysuckle, pear, citrus, and honey. The first sip slides across the tongue with a slight tingle followed by layers of pear, grapefruit, peach, and tropical fruits. As the night went on, the wine opened up becoming even more aromatic and complex. So, Mike, how do you really feel about it? Mikey likes it…a lot. And at $20.00, it’s a great bargin. I guarantee you’ll enjoy it with Jacques Stotzem.


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