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About this Episode

Grace Hood, wine educator and certified sommelier, and Robert Tas review the wine list at Jeune et Jolie in San Diego. This restaurant offers diners a choice of a 4-course menu in which guests make their own selections, but ultimately enjoy a fine dining California style, or the more casual "Le Menu du Bar”, an à la carte menu available for walk-in guests at our bar and lounge. Whether you prefer casual or formal, the wine list offers a quality selection of bottles to choose from. Grace lets her inner Francophile loose as she reviews a fabulous selection of French wines from bubbles to white Bordeaux and beautiful, bold reds. 

Wines reviewed include:

  • 2015 Blanc de Noir Marie Courtin, France

  • 2018 Meursault from Buisson Battault, France

  • 2012 Grand Cru Pauillac from Pontet Canet, France

Transcript: Jeune Et Jolie

Jeune et Jolie

RT: Hello and welcome to CorkRules! 

A podcast where, in each episode, we will review a wine list from your favorite restaurants. I’m your host Robert Tas along with Grace Hood, wine educator and certified sommelier. Hello Grace, it’s great to have you!


GH: Hey hey Robert!


RT: Before we jump in, let’s talk about CorkRules. We created CorkRules to demystify wine lists because we know from experience, that sometimes when we get that list handed to us, well… it can be intimidating, and even a little daunting.


Our aim is to help prepare you to navigate that list, find those hidden gems, or value wines or that special bottle that will take your dining experience over the top.


RT: So, sit back and listen as we review your favorite wine list. So, Grace are we continuing our exploration of your adopted city of San Diego?


GH: We sure are Robert! And today we’re chatting about one of the newest fine dining spots in town that also just received a Michelin star, Jeune et Jolie!  


RT: Oh, wow that’s exciting! They must have a killer wine list then.   


GH: They sure do Robert! It’s definitely quality over quantity at this spot. They’re concept is reimagining French cuisine through a Southern Califórnia lens

RT: Sounds right up your alley Grace!


GH: hahah you know me too well buddy! And honestly this list is super approachable and really affordable. Really loving the whole look of it!


RT: Where would you like to start us?


GH: With bubbles of course! If you wanted to go with a classic champagne, they have a 2016 Rose de Mugnier from Laberte Freses, or a 2015 Blanc de noir Marie Courtin.


RT: Yum – love a champagne with some age on it. How are the whites looking?


GH: Very French! So, you know I’m in heaven haha if you wanted a light style white, I would go with classic producer, Didier Dageneau – they have a 2019 Sauvignon Blanc from Pouilly Fume which would be delish. Or if you wanted to go with something super small procution and very unique, they have a sauvginon gris which I rarely see! I love these tiny boutique style hybrid grapes, and this 2019 they have from Jean Hughes Goisset would be really interesting.


RT: Wow I don’t know the last time I had a sauvignon gris. Sounds really aromatic and refreshing. What about some heavier whites for our chardonnay fans? They must have some fabulous white Burgundies.


GH: Oh, do they ever buddy. If you wanted a chablis style, they have a 2019 from the classic producer, Jean Claude Bessin. Or if you wanted a richer style, they have a 2018 Meursault from Buisson Battault.


RT: That’ll do Grace that’ll do hahah Now I can only assume their French red selection did a number on a Francophile such as yourself.


GH: Ugh I just want to bathe in a tub of Burgundy hahaha I kid I kid but yes’ they have some fabulous selections. For my pinot people – they have a 2019 Nuit St George Premier Cru from JF Muginer. And you’re a Syrah fan like yours truly, they have a 2018 Cote Rotie from Maison Stephan. And the of course we can’t forget Bordeaux! And the one I’m loving is this 2012 Grand Cru Pauillac from Pontet Canet.


RT: Oh, wow those all sound amazing. Grace, thank you so much for helping us navigate the wine list at Jeune et Jolie.  To our audience, thank you all for joining us here on CorkRules.  If you would like us to review one of your favorite restaurants, please send us email to: Info@CorkRules.Com or visit our web website where we have a request form available and we will do our best to get it in the queue as quickly as possible.


We are looking forward to being with you on another CorkRules episode soon. In the meantime, please check out our website for other episodes of your favorite restaurant wine lists. Follow us on social media @CorkRules and @wineswithgrace


And finally, drink what you love and please make sure you drink responsibly.


Thank you.






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