Spring is finally here and this Friday we are celebrating with a wine tasting that'll make your taste buds bloom and your smile shine. Vocalist/Guitarist Ian Rottner will bring it all together filling the house with his great live music.
I'll roll out the lineup with a Brut Burckel Jung Cremant d'Alsace Rose, a spring perfect French sparkler you'll instantly fall in love with. 100% Pinot Noir, this bubbly has aromas of red berries and flowers, plus a dry, crisp, elegant texture and lots of thin bubbles. A winner!
Next we'll taste a Pinot Noir from the same producer and region as the rose to compare how the grape expresses itself in sparkling and still wines. This Burckel Jung Pinot Noir is uniquely light, dry and fruity, and while it shares some traits with its sparkling counterpart, it also shows a great deal of personality. Pairs with white meats, fish, sushi, ramen and soft cheeses.
Next up is one of my favorite California Chardonnays: "The Arsonist". Lush and smooth, with a rich, fruity texture and lots of depth, this oaky, buttery chard is truly exceptional.
Pairs beautifully with crab cakes, creamy dishes, squash and Cheddar cheese.
My second red is a "Guado al Tasso il Bruciato", an outstanding Super Tuscan I just added to our Italian inventory. This tasty blend has notes of sweet spices, toasted coffee, ripe red berries and a long finish. Enjoy it with prime rib, roasts, lasagna and wood-oven pizza. Highly recommended!
Looking forward to seeing you all on Friday!