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4th Wine and Food Pairing: Best Yet!

September 19th, 2010 by Teresa Jacobson

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By Gosh, I think we might have it!  Mix 5 great wine finds with 5 perfect matches, shake gently and add 10 enthusiastic wine enthusiasts. Final result: An incredible evening of wine and food, conviviality and fun.  Last night was the fourth in our series with the theme “Red Blends Rule” and Lindsay Melton of United Wine Distributors was perfectly prepared to present our wines and comment on our matches.

Lindsay

She was impressed with our matchings exclaiming each one to be nearly perfect.  Each month the wine rep sends us the list of wine compatible with match our monthly theme, and we divide the wines amongst us and come up with pairings.   The guests, four from Azalea Inn and  Gardens, two one from Green Palm and four from Zeigler House seemed to enjoy Lindsay’s commentary and suggestions, busily writing down her suggestions or following her instructions to lift the glass toward the light and note the coloring … one of the “grapes” of venophilia she possesses.

Below are last night’s wines and food pairings.  Drool, Dream and Demand to be at the next Third Saturday pairing for “Take Me to Bed Reds” and our wine expert, Lori Mohr of Ultimate Distributors, on October 16, 2010.

D’Arenberg Stump Jump
South Australia
Wine Spectator 90 points
Light fragrant floral, berry, beet aroma.
Perfect with
“Wine and Cheese” Burger!
Carpineto Dogajolo
Italy
Bouquet of cherries and herbs, accented by hints of vanilla and coffee.
Perfect with Mushroom Risotto with Sliced Tri-Tip!
Folie a Deux
Menage a Trois
California
Three saucy grapes: Zinfandel for juicy character, Merlot to mellow, Cabernet for backbone: Forward, spicy and soft.
Perfect with Pork Tenderloin over Sweet Potato Casserole!
Snoqualmie Whistle Stop
Washington
Vibrant fresh fruit aromas of blackberries and currants combined with hints of herbs.
Perfect with BBQ Chicken on Rolls!
Quinta do Portal
Portugal
Wine and Spirits 2009 Winery of the Year
Fragrant scents of almonds, dates and vanilla bean. Sophisticated, seamless and seductive with a lingering praline nuance on the finish
Perfect with Chocolate Profiterole filled with Chocolate Coffee Cream!

 

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