Wine Tasting Results at WomenTalk April 16, 2015


Wine Tasting Results at Women Talk MeetUp April 16, 2015

 

Our amazing sommelier, Elliot, from Crowfoot Wine and Spirits helped us kick off our Women Talk Meet Up on April 16 with sampling four different wines.

I found out two things that I had not been aware of:

1.  The lower the alcohol content, the sweeter the wine is.

2.  Sweeter wine pairs well with spicy foods

Sample Results of the White Wines

First Wine: White Rabbit $13.59 +tax+deposit

White Rabbit $13.59

White Rabbit $13.59

 Region: Mosel region of Germany

Type of Grape: Reisling

Details: Had a taste of Granny Smith Apple, Melon, and Cantaloupe

Ideal Pairings: Great with spicy dishes like Thai and even Mexican Tacos

 Second Wine: Rigamarole 2012 $16.79 +tax+deposit

 Rigamarole 2012 $16.79

Rigamarole 2012 $16.79

Region: Okanagan Wine

Type of Grape: Blend of Riesling/ Gewurztraminer /Pinot Grigio

Details: More floral notes

Ideal Pairings: Mediterranean, salads and white fish

Samples Results of the Red Wines:

Third Wine: Zvygelt 2014 $18.39 + tax +deposit

 Zvygelt 2014 $18.39

Zvygelt 2014 $18.39

Type of Grape:  Zwigelt

Region: Austria (considered Old Wine Region)

Details: Red Berries and Raspberry compote taste with a spicy note and light finish

Ideal Pairings: Good with white fish and salmon (can chill this to same temperature as a white wine)

Fourth Wine: Hacienda Lopez de Haro 2005  $16.19 +tax+deposit

 Hacienda Lopez de Haro $16.19 2005

Hacienda Lopez de Haro $16.19 2005

Region: Spain (Has the essence of old world wine region without the cost)

Type of Grape: 90% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano and 5% Garnacha

Details: Red and black fruit with tannin presence

Ideal Pairings: This wine is a food friendly wine in that it pairs well with most foods

Extra info: This wine is aged 18 months in the barrel and held for 1 year in the winery and bottled for 1 year before it is released.

 Cheese

Cheese

Cheese

All of these wines were complimented by a wonderful cheese platter with crackers as well as a unique combination of watermelon spears with basil and a white chevre cheese that had been drizzled with balsamic vinegar.  Wonderful learning, wines and appetizers.  Thank you Crowfoot Liquor Wine and Spirits and thank you Montilla Wealth for sponsoring this WomenTalk Meet Up.  Proceeds go to the YWCA.

For more information on WomenTalk MeetUp, please visit: http://www.meetup.com/Women-Talk-Meetup/

 

 

Susanne Heaton

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