Tuesday, August 21, 2007


This evening’s Guild event sounds promising. It will be a Sauvignon Blanc tasting: none of that messy confusion dealing with two or three different grapes. Here’s a quick look at the menu:

Speaker’s Wine:
Henri Bourgeois “Petit Bourgeois” 2006

Flight 1:
Mason Napa Valley 2005
Geyser Peak “River Road Ranch” 2006
Fiddlehead “Happy Canyon” Santa Ynez Valley 2005
Provenance Rutherford, Napa Valley 2006

Citrus crusted sea scallop, smoked salmon, whipped potato, yellow tomato & cucumber salad

Flight 2:
Kim Crawford 2006
Neudorf 2006
Cloudy Bay 2005

Roasted apple, chestnut & escarole ravioli, chèvre crème

Flight 3:
Henri Bourgeois Pouilly-Fumé Loire Valley 2006
Henri Bourgeois Sancerre “Les Baronnes” Loire Valley 2006
Château La Louvière Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux 2004

Roquefort-stuffed chicken breast, French lentils & julienned candied tomato

Not too shabby. I’m not a big fan of white wine, but if I have to drink it, Sauvignon Blanc is about as good as it gets...with the exception of Champagne. The real stuff, I mean.

The tasting will be at Grace 1720 in Norcross, so I know the food will be top-drawer.

The Grouchy One will have returned from his Western excursion, so I’ll have a chance to debrief him firsthand. And joining us for the first time as a new member of the Guild will be none other than...Houston Steve!

Update: A capital evening, marred only by Denny’s absence due to some problems he has been having recently with sores on his feet.

In addition to the wines listed above, we enjoyed an After-Tasting Tasting courtesy of Parks, a Guild member who is in the wine business. More Sauvignon Blanc, of course, all Serious Bottles:

Domaine Saint Prix Saint-Bris 2005 - a Sauvignon Blanc from Burgundy (!)
Etienne Henri Sancerre 1999
Henri Bourgeois Silex Sancerre d’Antan 2002

Now, excuse me while I try to digest my wine-soaked meal.

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