I Will Tax You (Mon Amour)

I Will Tax You (Mon Amour)

by

John Presco

 

I will tax you!

I will tax you!

Like you have never

been taxed before!

I will fuck you!

I will fuck you!

Like you have never

been fucked before!

You shouldn’t

have done this.

I told them;

Don’t do it

because if you do it

I’m going to tax

going to tax

your fucking

French wine.

I don’t drink wine!

But

I’d love to fuck you

love to fuck you

like you have never

been fucked before!

Maître D

Another bottle of

Fuck You!

A little more spat

Mon amour?

By the way

are you a member of

The Priory de Sion?

President Donald Trump publicly lavished praise on French President Emmanuel Macron, even as his aides fumed over France’s handling of the G7 Summit, according to multiple reports.

Though Trump boasted of his and Macron’s “ special relationship” during a private lunch at the start of the summit, his aides reportedly believe that the French organized the event in such a way as to antagonize the United States by focusing on “niche issues” at the expense of economic ones.

Bloomberg News reported that US officials have privately accused Macron of trying to isolate Trump by focusing much of the discussions on climate change, a topic over which Trump is at odds with his fellow world leaders.

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-aides-reportedly-seething-over-frances-handling-of-g7-summit-2019-8

 

President Trump on Saturday ripped media coverage of his remarks earlier this week in which he declared himself “the chosen one” to take on decades of unfair Chinese trade practices, emphasizing he was speaking sarcastically.

“When I looked up to the sky and jokingly said ‘I am the chosen one,’ at a press conference two days ago, referring to taking on Trade with China, little did I realize that the media would claim that I had a ‘Messiah complex,’” Trump tweeted. “They knew I was kidding, being sarcastic, and just having fun.

“I was smiling as I looked up and around,” he continued. “The MANY reporters with me were smiling also. They knew the TRUTH…And yet when I saw the reporting, CNN, MSNBC and other Fake News outlets covered it as serious news & me thinking of myself as the Messiah. No more trust!”

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/458670-trump-doubles-down-on-chosen-one-remarks-being-sarcasm-says-media

 

Chateau de Breze & Bourmont Wine

 

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“Richard Eldridge, owner and winemaker, stumbled into wine through marriage to the late Valerie de Bourmont who introduced him to wine. In a sense, the rest is history.”

I met Virginia Hambley in 1998, and wanted children with her. When I learned she could not have children, and when my sixteen year old daughter appear in my life, I told Virginia I would share Heather with her. The same went for grandson, Tyler Hunt, when he was born. Virgnia was not born when her two older sisters attended the wedding of their cousin in New York where she was born. Clark Hambley was an artist and worked at a prestigious advertising agency.

Like her sister before her,  after graduating from High School, Virginia was invited to stay with her Bourmont kindred in France. She told me they had a winery. When I showed her a photo of Breze Chateau, and asked her if this is where she stayed for nearly month, she said this was the place of the family winery.

“You didn’t tell me it was a castle!”

Jon Presco

Château de Brézé is a small, dry-moated castle located in Brézé, near Saumur in the Loire Valley, France. The château was transformed during the 16th and the 19th centuries. The current structure is Renaissance in style yet retains medieval elements including a drawbridge and a 12th-century trogloditic basement. Today, it is the residence of descendants of the ancient lords. The château is a listed ancient monument originally dating from 1060.[1] A range of wines are produced at the château which has 30 hectares of vineyards.[2]

http://www.munseys.com/diskone/dberrdex.htm?

http://gw.geneanet.org/tdeguerdavid?lang=fr;p=bertrand;n=de+ghaisne+de+bourmont

 

Valerie de Bourmont Married To Richard Clement Eldridge

AUG. 30, 1964

Miss Valerie de Ghaisne de Bourmont, daughter of Comte Joseph de Ghaisne de Bourmont of Chateau de Bourmont, Freigne, Maine et Loire, France, and Comtesse Mary de Ghaisne de Bourmont of 132 East 82d Street, was married here yes­terday to Richard Clement El­dridge. He is a son of Mrs. Ar­thur C. Eldridge of Baltimore and the late Mr. Eldridge.

The Rev, Jean Coutelier per­formed the ceremony in St. Vin­cent de Paul’s Roman Catholic Church. A reception was held at the home of Jean de Botton.

The bride, who was escorted by Mr. de Botton, wore a white lace gown and a tulle veil fas­tened to a diamante coronet She carried a posy of gardenias.

Miss Aghna Moore was maid of honor for the bride, who was attended also by her nieces, Heloise and Caroline Hambley, aged 5 and 4. John C. Eldridge was his brother’s best man.

The bride attended the School of the Holy Child Jesus in St. Leonards, Sussex, Eng­land, and graduated from the Institute de la Rue de Lubeck in Paris and in 1961 from Hunter College.

On her mother’s side she is a granddaughter of the late Capt. Edward Stamford Craven of Ashfordby Hall, Leicestershire, England, and a great‐grand­daughter of the late Newton Francis Whiting of New York, who was financial editor and part proprietor of The New York Evening Post. She is a

The bridegroom, an alumnus of the Gilman School in Balti­more and Harvard College, class of ‘59, served as a lieutenant (jg.) with the Navy and took graduate courses at Johns Hop­kins University. He is with Len­nen & Newell, advertising agency here.

BRIMSTONE HILL VINEYARD

Established 1982 MEET THE WINEMAKER

Richard Eldridge, owner and winemaker, stumbled into wine through marriage to the late Valerie de Bourmont who introduced him to wine. In a sense, the rest is history. The Eldridges became fascinated with the possibilities of growing and making very good wines here in the East. We tend to think of wine as one of the more important staples of the diet.

The winemaking process in the East, however, is much more challenging than in California. This is largely due to the Eastern climatic conditions coupled with a limited tradition of wine and viticulture. Most of the California wine grape varieties cannot handle our cold winters and short, rainy growing seasons. Further, Eastern grapes tend to be significantly higher in acidity and lower in sugar than their California counterparts. This condition can be addressed, but the process does become more complicated. The higher acidity does have a major advantage in making both sweeter wines and sparkling wines. The drier table wines tend to be on the lighter side with a certain zesty quality. At Brimstone Hill we are committed to the task of making better wines which will please our customers.

https://rosamondpress.com/2013/09/17/de-bourmont-anjou-legitimists/

Chateau de Brézé


Both Chateau de Brézé (pronounced Brey-zey) and Domaine de St. Just are made by Arnaud Lambert from Domaine de St. Just.  He owns Domaine de St. Just and has been hired on to restore the once glorious Chateau de Brézé.  He is a deep thinker and humble for how deep his actual knowledge is.  I find that his personality reflects his wines.  They are unusually focused and clean expressions of these varieties, which is refreshing.

The legendary wines of the Chateau de Brézé, lauded in the classical literature of the 15th century by King René of Anjou, were served at all the royal courts of Europe.  In fact the wines were exchanged yearly with the great Chateau d’Yquem amongst others.  In the 1600s the white wines of Chateau de Brézé were known throughout Europe as “Chenin de Brézé.”

Here’s a story of wine politics…  When the AOC of Saumur Champigny was established in 1957 the owner of Brézé refused to be part of the appellation because he claimed that his vineyard collection was the best of the entire area and should have it’s own AOC.  His claim was probably true and if you talk with winemakers in the area, as most would tell you that the vineyards of Brézé may be the best vineyards in both Saumur and Saumur Champigny.  Unfortunately the wines were terribly made at the time of the establishment of the wine law and his request was denied for a singular AOC of Brézé.  He still refused Saumur Champigny status that he was offered so the vineyards were placed in the appellation of Saumur.  The estate has been responsible for making an entire century of relatively terrible wines on one of the best sites in the Loire.  Those days are over as of 2009 when the new owner, Le Comte de Colbert, asked Arnaud Lambert from Domaine de Saint Just to take over the complete management of the estate to restore it to it’s once glorious state.  The vineyards immediately began to be changed over to organic farming.

We are lucky to have grabbed this estate at the beginning of their renaissance that started with the 2009 vintage.  The wines are really beautiful expressions of the grape and the place.  I told Arnaud that I was shocked by the difference in quality from before he had arrived to now.  He gave a slight but confident smile and said, “Wait until we really get started now that the children are out of the way.”  Under the helm of Arnaud, it seems this estate is rising again.

The hill/commune of Brézé is a special site for Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc.  They are at a higher elevation than most of the areas around it.  The vineyards sit on a hill of tuffeau, a porous, chalky limestone balanced with clay and sand.  The limestone offers good water retention as well as a high pH in the soil, which results in a low pH wine.  Brézé is not a typical Saumur at all.  It may rightly have deserved it’s own AOC, but at the very minimum it deserved the Saumur Champigny AOC status.

Based on the soil and climate of Saumur, there is a reasonably long history of successful sparkling wine.  The reason why it fits here is that the soils render the wines high in acidity with a balanced pH and the cooler temperatures keep the wines taut with acidity and fresh in flavors.  It is very similar to Champagne in regards to its chalky soils but with a slightly warmer climate.  The acidity of the Chenin Blanc in this area sometimes needs the addition of Chardonnay to soften the blow of the natural acidity of Chenin Blanc coupled with this soil type.  Because it is not Champagne, it cannot sell for the same prices as Champagne in the marketplace.  Therefore the same amount of dollars that are spent to make great Champagne are not a realistic investment in this area.  But, I would directly challenge any sparkling wine by the glass with the Cremant wines from Brézé.  They are unusually good for the price.

Cremant Blanc

  • 60% Chenin/40% chard.
  • The wine is made in the “Brut method traditionelle” for sparkling wine.
  • This wine is solid because it has the intellectual side of Chenin but the Chardonnay softens the blow making it a little more enjoyable with a creamier body and Champagne-like notes.
  • This area is historically important for Sparkling wine.  The soils can be very chalky just like Champagne.  The Brézé hill is ideal because it sits atop a hill and has more access to cooling winds, keeping it fresh.
  • Vineyards are being converted to Organic (Biologique) and then to Biodynamic (Biodynamique) farming.  Arnaud believes that this is a 5-6 year process, rather than a 3-year process, which is what it takes to become certified.

Cremant Rose

  • Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon blend.  50/50. The strength of this rosé wine is that it doesn’t taste like either of them.
  • All estate fruit.
  • The wine is made in the “Brut method traditionelle” for sparkling wine.
  • It is a strikingly complex and subtle rosé sparkling wine.

Blanc

  • All estate fruit.
  • Made in all stainless steel, so this preserves the freshness.
  • This white is both bracing in acidity and pleasurable.

Rouge

  • Stainless steel vinification, no oak at all.
  • Natural yeast fermentation.
  • Higher elevation site with more shallow soils so this renders the wine more fine and red fruited.
  • It is organically made but AB certification comes in 2 years.
  • Pure and clean expression of Cabernet Franc.

 

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