Monday, February 18, 2008


Oh, fer cryin’ out loud...’s time for yet another Sommelier Guild wine tasting that Denny and I will have to suffer through. Gad.

Tonight it looks like we’ll be joined by Houston Steve and Stefan, the newest members of the Guild, for the East vs West tasting at Petite Auberge. East vs West, you ask? We’ll be sampling 2004 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons from both sides of a particular valley or mountain. Checkit:

Speaker’s Wine
Groth Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2006

First Flight
Merryvale Starmont (West) vs Hess “Allami” (East)
St. Clement (West) vs Luna (East)

Blackened filet of salmon

Second Flight
Mount Veeder (West) vs Steltzner (East)
Turnbull (West) vs Joseph Phelps (East)

Pan seared duck breast

Third Flight
Robert Craig (West) vs Nickel & Nickel “Vogt” (East)

Beef Wellington

Dark chocolate torte

Well, somebody’s gotta do might as well be us.

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