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About this Episode

Grace Hood, wine educator and certified sommelier, and Robert Tas visit the French bistro Petit Trois in Los Angeles, an unassuming and unpretentious restaurant inspired by classic Parisian bistros and has won many accolades from foodies and food critics alike. They offer two award-winning wine lists and Grace reviews the wines on both to identify the approachable and affordable and the big baller bottles of French wines, including Bordeaux, Burgundies, syrahs, and stellar cab blends. 

Wines reviewed include:

  • 2019 Melon du Bourgnon, Muscadet

  • 2011 Riesling Domaine Marcel, Alsace

  • 2019 Domaine Rougeot Pommard

Transcript: Petit Trois

Petit Trois

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: Bonjour 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. Today, Grace and I are chatting about the Los Angeles French bistro, Petit Trois. As a certified Francophone, I already know you’re excited about this list Grace hahah

GH: I can’t deny my French heritage! Or the fact that everything from France just speaks to my soul. Bury me in a Chanel suit next to a bottle of DRC hahaha 

RT: Oh my gosh what a vision. We don’t want you 6 feet underground just yet hahaha alright well what are your thoughts on the Petit Trois list?

GH: They have some amazing selections. They actually have two wine lists. One is wines by the bottle and the other is the reserve list. So I’ll be flipping back and forth between some stuff that's approachable and affordable, and some other big baller bottles.

RT: Oh man can’t wait to hear your picks. I assume we’ll be starting with champagne?

GH: Oui Oui monsieur. I am loving the look of either this Fluery Blanc de Noirs, or if you like a vintage champagne, the reserve list has a few gorgeous options – like this 2009 Grand Cru Vergon

RT: We’re starting off strong. Alright - What are you thinking for some whites?

GH: Loving the look of this 2019 Melon du Bourgnon from Muscadet, or on the reserve list they have a 2011 Riesling from Domaine Marcel out of Alsace.

RT: Ah I can smell the florals from here haha how about some chardonnay picks. I assume their burgundy selection is out of this world.

GH: You are not wrong about that Robert. You could do the 2018 Premiere Cru Chablis from Alice and Olivier Des Moor, and on the reserve list they have a 2014 Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru from Domaine Rollin Pere et Fils

RT: Burgundy or bust haha I love it – alright I know you’re probably dying to get to the Burgundy section. 

GH:  I thought we weren’t burying me just yet haha but yes the way to my heart is pinot noir. And seriously you can’t go wrong with any of these. But if I had to pick. It’d be the 2019 Domaine Rougeot Pommard. And on the reserve list its the 2011  Francois Parent Echezeaux Grand Cru

RT: Love the sound of both of those. How are they looking for your second favorite grape, syrah?

GH: haha you read my mind Robert! I’m feeling this 2020 from Frederic Agernay, and on the reserve list – gonna have to be the 2000 Hermitage from JL Chave.

RT: Oh man that hermitage sounds divine. I'll get the decanter ready. Alright now we all love our Bordeauxs here at CorkRules – how are they looking for those stellar cab blends?

GH: Ya know they didn't have nearly as many Bordeauxs as they did burgundies! But nevertheless, I would do the 2019 Chateau le Puy, and on the reserve list the 2008 from Mas Daumas Gassac.

RT: Merci merci. Grace - thank you so much for helping us navigate the wine list at Petit Trois.  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 an 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.


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