Nothing wrong with a little friendly competition…
Our last wine tasting of the Straight from the Bottle series finished with a battle of hops vs. grapes.
Team Beer was led by our Bar Manager and beer connoisseur Derek Steinbrecher and Team Wine was led by our Ice House Director and wine enthusiast Erica Schnell. Guests choose their sides and voted after every beer, cheese and wine tasting- choosing which they thought paired better with the selection of cheeses.
Our cheese selections for the pairing were a Capriole Farm Goat Cheese, Taleggio Cow’s Milk Cheese and il Glardino Gorgonzola veined with Italian Bleu Cheese.
Round 1: Urguell Pilsner vs. Chenin Blanc
Round 2: Dogfish IPA vs. Gewurtz
Round 3: Founder’s Breakfast Stout vs. Tawny Port
Shockingly enough, guests were divided. The first round went to wine, the second to beer and lastly the tie was broken in the third round.
Who emerged as the victor? Team Beer!
A huge thanks is in order for everyone who came out and enjoyed this series of wine tasting with us. We hope to be back next year with a whole new series. Cheers!