Friday, April 9, 2010

Wine Tasting (099/365)

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“Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.”

Aristophanes (The greatest representative of ancient Greek comedy, 450-385 BC)

TIME:  9:17 PM
PLACE:  Dining room
SUBJECT:  Stafford Lodge Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

HandsomeHusband purchased a wine tasting party at a fundraiser a couple of months ago and we hosted it tonight.  It was sponsored by “Wines for Humanity” which raises money for the prevention of homelessness (in our area the St. Patrick’s Center) through these events.  $2.00 from every bottle selected at tastings goes directly to the Center.  We had 13 guests attend.  There were seven wines to sample, 3 whites, 3 reds and a sparkling wine.  It was very informative – we learned the seven S’s of wine tasting: See, Swirl, Smell, Sip, Swish, Swallow (or Spit) and Summarize.  I finally know what “legs” are on a wine - it is the way that wine swirled in a glass runs down the inside surface.  Of all the wines we sampled tonight, my favorite was the Gundersheimer Hollenbrand Spatlese Riesling.  In fact, I am finishing off the bottle as I am typing this.  I can only hope that my posting makes sense!

1 comment:

Robert Hill said...

Great photo - love the colors.