Washington DC Wine Expo 2000
Pol Roget

We next moved around to the Pol Roget table, on the other side of the sopexa table. We'd tried to visit Pol Roget at the Boston Wine Expo, but they had dried out before we got to them. This time we hit them early.

Amy Miranov was pouring out the bubbly. We began with the Pol Roget non-vintage Champagne. This was a very fizzy sparkler, with a light, tart, citrussy flavor.

The 1993 Chardonnay Champagne was lighter, with a gentle, citrussy effervescence.

We also tried the Paul Jaboulet Crozes Hermitage - this had a great, fruity flavor with cherry aromas.

We swung by the cheese table, at the back of the old world wine area. They had asiago, created near Venice, and montasio, from northern Italy. They even had an amarone cheese, but it was not open yet. We vowed to come back later to give it a try.

Laird and Company offer Amarone