Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tasting Feb., 19th.

Tuesday the 19th at 6:30 we will restart our weekly tasting events. Opening that week will be Austrian, Greek, and Swiss wines that are unique to those countries and, I think, will be a delight and revelation to all. My philosophy(often challenged) on these matters is that there really aren't bad wines just bad food matches with them. Now, obviously, there are abysmal wines true but I stand by my philosophy(generally) that wines most always need a proper partner to truely shine. Take, for instance, Agiorgitiko, (what?) from Greece and pair it with a Greek lamb dish and voila.(what is Greek for voila?). A perfect match made from hundreds or maybe thousands of years of practice on getting both right. Who's to argue? We won't have the lamb Tues. but we will have Agiorgitiko,and Moschofilero from Greece. The much easier to pronounce, Zwiegelt and Gruner from Austria, and two wines from Switzerland, Dole Balavaud and Dubaril. Plus a mystery wine. Stop by if you can and join us. Informal, as usual and any later arrivals welcome.

On a different note, I thought I'd test the waters so--anyone out there want a leather bond twelve pack of Ch. d'Yquem for a nominal price of $7000? Twelve vintages including 84,5,7,8,91,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 2000. The good news is they are full bottles. Seriously a great collectors item. As the guy says when he was trying to sell a million dollar TV "I only have to sell one".

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