Our rare and eclectic Straight from the Bottle Wine Tasting kicked off last Thursday with a few amazing food pairings provided by Crushed Ice Events.
CIE prepared blue lump crab dip with crispy wantons, blood sausage with grain mustard, Asian noodle salad, cheese board and much more to complement our rare wines. The Boutari Assyrtiko pairs well with any white fish, and is perfect to drink on a hot summer’s day. One of our guest favorites, the Southern Belle Tempranillo, made in Pappy Van Winkel barrels, paired well with the blood sausage and cheese assortment.
Among the most interesting and rare wines of them all had guests quite curious… The Kiona Ice Wine, which contained the most alcohol content of any wine tried that evening, had guests making some interesting faces. The Kiona is harvested from frozen grapes, leaving a high amount of flavor and sugars. Our guests compared this ice wine to drinking honey, while extremely sweet it was also very thick. Only one guest seemed to be thrilled about this rare choice in wine… please see his notes below for wine #3.
The theme for our September 18 tasting will be regional wines! Some of your local favorites will be featured, tickets are on sale now!