Last night I facilitated another wine tasting, and it was my second one with this fun group. I really enjoy doing wine tastings with this particular group of people because I believe I have found people who love wine as much as I do! Now that’s something!
We had 27 enthusiastic wine drinkers at this event and we had a lot of fun trying some new wines, with some clear favourites.
The first wine on the menu, was one I’ve written about before. It’s the 100% organic Lightfoot and Wolfville Rose wine made right here in Nova Scotia, Canada. This is one of my favorite rose wines, and it’s how we kick-started the evening. Rose is a great appetizer wine and the social group had laid out wonderful charcuterie boards around the room, with cheese, meats and crackers. This wine went very well with the food, but someone also pointed out it’s a great patio wine for the Summer. It’s only $20 and will probably sell out before end of Summer.
Here’s another wine that went well with the charcuterie foods. The Kung Fu Riesling from Washington State, a delicious Riesling that is just $23 a bottle. I believe this Riesling surprised a few people because many people were expecting a Riesling to be super sweet Riesling, as my regular readers know, is my favorite wine to pair with spicy food, Thai food, and Chinese cuisine . This particular Riesling is not overly sweet and has a wonderful acidity with nice citrus flavors on the palate.
As we come to the end of the whites, this was my wine of the week…
Here’s a new wine I haven’t written about before, and one of the clear favourites of the night. Villa di Conchi sparkling Cava from Spain is such an easy to drink sparkling wine. We are entering lobster season here in Nova Scotia and this would be a great wine to pair with shellfish. It can be challenging to find a cool climate in Spain but the section where these grapes are grown are surrounded by the Montserrat Mountains, and cool climate makes for some great Cava. This sparkling wine was very crisp and refreshing on the pallet and it didn’t have that biscuit aftertaste. I loved it, and at $17.99 it is an amazing sparkling wine done in the traditional method. It also comes in a beautiful gift box and would make an amazing gift.
Next week I will share the reds we enjoyed, including a red that someone shared with the group from Tuscany, and a dessert wine done different
Till next week, Cheers