How I wish I could get up to San Francisco to attend a very special dinner at Spruce restaurant on March 31 featuring Jacques Selosse Champagnes with Champagne expert Peter Liem of subscription-only www.champagneguide.net expounding on the wines.
Selosse Champagnes, now made by Anselme Selosse, are imported by the Rare Wine Co. in Sonoma. The only problem is great demand and small allocation, especially for the series of six lieu-dit bottlings that Selosse began making last year.
In order to give more wine buffs the chance to taste the lieu-dit bottlings, this spring, Rare Wine Co. is holding a series of special Selosse Champagne dinners in San Francisco, New York and Chicago. The lineup for each dinner will be identical: "Three disgorgements of Brut Initial (including its precursor from 2001, Tradition); two different disgorgements of Substance separated by ten years; the iconic 1999 Vintage; and a horizontal of all six impossible-to-find Lieux Dits.”
The dinner is sold out. But you can always hope for the best and put your name on the waiting list. They also may add a few places.