Piquepoul Please

Posted on: March 26th, 2012 by

Oysters and Piquepoul

oysters and piquepoul

Though my heart clearly belongs to Muscadet, I am also fond of another French white wine with oysters: Piquepoul. (You may also see it as Picpoul.) It’s a grape you’ll find in Southern France and, like Muscadet, makes a very lively, dry, oyster-loving wine. A squeeze of lemon or a splash of a red wine vinegar-spiked migonette is all you need.

I also applaud my local neighborhood bar, the Summit Public House, for combining forces with Les Huitres Volantes (The Flying Oysters) to create a great Sunday afternoon of oysters and Piquepoul. (And a few other tasty wines.) This is how wine should be: fairly priced and generously poured into a big, sturdy, un-tippable rocks glass for casual consumption.

oysters and piquepoul

Bonus fact: Piquepoul means “lip-stinger.”

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