Monday, May 18, 2009


Originally, the May Guild Event was to have been our Annual Banquet... but plans changed, as they have a way of doing. (We don’t say “Men tracht und Gott lacht” for nothing.) And thus, the Banquet will be rescheduled for June, and with any luck, it will be for a Sunday evening when I am actually in town.

As for May, this evening’s event will consist of a tasting of American Pinot Noirs at Petite Auberge. Living in Georgia as I do, how can I complain about that? It’s the local favorite. Peanut Noir.


Houston Steve, alas, will not be able to attend, but perhaps Denny will... because who’d want to miss out on this?

Speaker’s Wine
Toad Hollow “Eye of the Toad” Rosé 2007**

Hors d’Oeuvres

First Flight
Van Duzer Willamette Valley 2007
Sineann 2007
Carabella Chehalem Mountains 2005***

Sautéed Salmon Piccata: Fresh sautéed salmon with braised leek and a lemon caper sauce

Second Flight
Kenneth-Crawford “Babcock” 2007***
Paige 23 Arroyo Grande 2005***
Talley “Rincon” 2003****

Chicken Chasseur: Roasted chicken breast on a grilled Portobello mushroom with asparagus spears and a cognac cream sauce

Third Flight
Robert Sinskey Los Carneros 2006****
Kistler Sonoma County “Kistler” 2005****
Dehlinger Russian River Vally 2003****

Tournedo Choron: Beef tenderloin served with Strasbourg potatoes, sauce bordelaise, and sauce choron in artichoke

Damn, this sounds good. Better start fasting now to make room...

Update: As usual, I’ve starred the wines I liked the most.

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