WWS June: Guest Megan Dimmock – Côtes du Rhône/GSM

In June, we were missing regular Catrin Davies as she was traveling in Europe (lucky lucky!). So we invited guest podcaster Megan Dimmock to join us this month – which was a great addition to our podcast family (and not just because she brought some slammin’ wings to nosh on prior to and during the podcast).

This month’s Music Selections were:

‘Betrachte, meine Seele’ from St. John Passion, Bach BWV 245

Chiyuki Urano, Bass

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium, Japan (2000)

‘Oh What a Beautiful Morning’ from Oklahoma! (film 1955)

Gordon MacRae, Baritone

Andy McKaie, Ron OBrien – Soundtrack Producers

‘Cosa Sento’ from Le Nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Mozart

Rod Gilfry, Baritone

Alison Hagley, Soprano

Francis Egerton, Tenor

John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor

‘O Patria Mia’ from Aida by Giuseppe Verdi (1962 recording)

Leontyne Price, Soprano

Sir Georg Solti, Conductor

Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

On the Way to the Dump:

‘Ach, ich fühl’s’ – soprano unknown

Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Mozart

January 12, 1984

This month we tasted 3 wines – 2 were true Côtes du Rhônes and one was a GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre) in the Côtes du Rhône style.

Wine Selections:

Edmunds St. John “Rocks & Gravel-Unti Vineyard” Dry Creek Valley Rhône Blend 2013

Le Dauphin Côtes du Rhône Reserve 2013

Domaine Grand Veneur “Champauvins” Côtes du Rhône 2010