Sunday, March 30, 2008

Wine Library Party 2008

Had a great time at the Wine Library yesterday. Very cool to meet Gary. In attendance were JP, Daws, Vin and myself. We tasted a $1200 bottle of wine: 1982 Chateau Calon Segur, Bordeaux.

We also tasted an excellent Chardonnay from Argentina that Daws, JP and myself ended up purchasing :2005 Catena Alta Chardonnay .

Also, tasted some excellent cheeses, duckbreast, dried friut, etc.

I think JP and Daws will actually become fans of Winelibrary TV

Hopefully more of the group can attend the next.

Friday, March 7, 2008

WineLibrary Bash 3/29/2008

I'd really like to attend. I'm told the festivities start at 11:00am and go to 3:00pm. Who will be joining me?

Sunday, March 2, 2008

March 1st Wine Tasting Results

Okay, here are the results of the March 1st winetasting that took place at my home. Six wines were tasted hailing from Italy, France, United States and Spain. The Five tasters were myself, Dawson, Joe, John Z. and JP. All wines were rated on a scale of 1 to 5. 5 being the best.

Here are how the wines fell based on the group's average. From best to least favorite

1. LaGerla Brunello Di Montalcino, 2001, Italy, Tuscany, Sangiovese Grape: 4 rating
2. Espelt Saulo, 2005, Spain, Blend of Gernacha and Carinena: 3.5 rating
3. Milziade Sagrantino Di Montefalco, 2003, Italy, Umbria, Sagrantino Grape: 3.0 rating
4. Rizzi Barberesco Boito, 2004, Italy, Piedmonte, Nebbiolo Grape: 2.7 rating
5. Woodward Canyon Cabernet, 2004, Washington State, Columbia Valley, Cabernet Sauvgn: 2.5
6. Amirault Bourguiel La Coudraye, 2005, France, Loire Valley, Cabernet Franc grape: 2.0

Some of the foods that these wines were tasted with where:
Pork tenderloine
Various Cheeses
Pasta, Penne & Vodka as well Alfreddo
Butternut squash soup
Beef: London Broil

Good time was had by all...