rouge (red) :
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine du Vieux Lazaret …$68
Literally “new Chateau of the Pope,” which was the manor/fortress wine-lover Pope Clement V built near these vineyards during the Holy See’s “Babylonian Captivity” in Avignon in the 14th c. (It was “new” because Pope Clement had first owned a vineyard-estate, now called Château Pape-Clément, when he was archbishop of Bordeaux.) A bold blend of several grape varieties of the Côtes du Rhône, principally Grenache.
blanc (white) :
Pouilly-Fuissé Joseph Drouhin …$68
the famous chardonnay of the Mâconnais region of Burgundy named after the twin towns near the vineyards