Tonight’s theme was sparkling wine: 2 Proseccos, a Rosé and a red sparkler. There were also the usual foods that would be served with this wine: meats, breads and about a dozen or so cheeses. As usual Steve Thurlow acted as MC for the evening and gave a 10-minute talk on the wines we were about to try. The difference this time was that they waited till after he spoke to open and pour the wines – which means people hung around for 30-45-minutes stuffing their faces with nothing but water to drink – not sure that was the wisest move, cause by the time Steve got up to talk some folks were ready to lynch him for making them wait.
Finally, at a 4 wine tasting the wines have to be very well selected … while all fit the bill of bubbly one was too grapey (the red), one was bland (one of the Preseccos), one was soapy (the rosé), while only the Vino dei Poeti Brut Prosecco ($15.35 - #897702) really rang my bell. Light and fruity with lemon and apple notes, slight hint of sweetness with a lingering bubble – two glasses went down way too easily of this 11% solution – very nice.
See you at the next one … which may or may not be the last of them. There is a rumour that there are ten of these gatherings, that’s 6 more than the original 4 I was told about.