Monday, March 24, 2008


Denny, Houston Steve, and Elisson
Denny, Houston Steve, and Yours Truly, enduring another Guild event.


It looks like Denny, Houston Steve, and I will have to suffer through yet another Winey Dinner with the Sommelier Guild of Atlanta.

This one’s tonight at Grace 1720 in Norcross. The featured Grape o’ th’ Evening is grenache; all wines are red unless noted otherwise.

Speaker’s Wines
Consilience Grenache Blanc 2006
Espelt Coralí Grenache Rosé 2005

First Flight
Yangarra Old Vine 2005
Consilience “Rodney Shull” 2005
Longhop 2006
Kenneth-Crawford “Larner” 2006

Roasted New Zealand lamb loin with wild mushroom bread pudding, rosemary jus

Second Flight
Artazo “Santa Cruz” 2005
Laurona Montsant 2003
Menguante (Seleccion) 2004

Seared Ahi tuna “scallop,” crispy buckwheat noodle cake, caper crème, roasted garlic oil

Third Flight
Château de la Gardine Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1998
Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1998
Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1998

Maple Leaf Farms muscovy duck carpaccio with dried cherry & chili duck leg confit spring roll

Lagniappe (courtesy of Parks)
Domaine de Cristia Vin de Pays des Portes de Méditerranée 2006
Cave du Romanie Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Réservée 2005

Sounds horrible, doesn’t it? Such suffering and grief...oy...

[If you want to suffer by proxy, photos are below the fold.]

Denny surveys a forest of wineglasses.

Houston Steve
Houston Steve.

Guild Guys
Some of the Guild stalwarts. L to R: Mike W., Bennett, Lloyd, and Pat.

First Flight
The first flight, accompanied by roasted New Zealand lamb loin.

Second Flight
The second flight, accompanied by seared ahi tuna.

Third Flight
The third flight, accompanied by Muscovy duck carpaccio.

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