Chateau Chantal Releases Sultry Spirit
December 21, 2011
Distilled from Northern Michigan grapes, the new Chateau Chantal “Cinq a Sept” Brandy has been released at the winery only. The Brandy was aged five years in French Oak. According to Chateau Chantal, the name means “five to seven” in French which is a colloquialism for the times of day a Frenchman would visit his mistress, “perhaps with a gift of brandy in tow.” $39.99 for 75oml.
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Mark Ganchiff is the publisher of Midwest Wine Press, the leading source of news on the growing wine industry in the central United States. Mark has been a wine judge at the 2012 and 2014 INDY International Wine Competition, the 2014 Cold Climate Wine Competition, the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition, the 2012 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition and the 2013 Michigan Wine Competition. He also enjoys speaking at wine events including the Cold Climate Wine Conference, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Annual Meeting, the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference and the Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Mark's articles about regional wine have appeared in Vineyard & Winery Management, WineMaker and several regional magazines.
Mark is a Level One Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers. He lives in Louisville, but also has a residence in Chicago.
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