Archive for April 12th, 2010


Brut Champalou Vouvray sparkling wine – from the wine virgin

We started the cooking demo off with a sparkling wine, which is what we usually do. While I am partial to the blush or red sparkling wines, the Brut Champalov was still quite an interesting starter to the evening. I believe the last sparkling wine I had was the sparkling sake, and this was quite different obviously. The yeast was very present in taste. The smell was hard to gather; however, there seemed to be a bit of a faint cherry smell and flavor.

Unfortunately, since this was a sparkling wine, I felt like the bubbles overtook what small cherry scent and flavor was evident. It was still a good, interesting start to the night and it was nice to try another sparkling wine since I haven’t had one (besides the Sake) in quite some time.


greens, eggs, and ham cooking demo – from the wine virgin

Last Friday’s event was a cooking demo that featured what would normally be Easter leftovers, but in a creative and delicious way. We had clam-filled deviled eggs, a ham salad, and southern fried chicken sushi. The food was interesting and the wines were amazing. As any cooking demo we’ve had in the past, it was fun to see how the different spices of the food brought out different characteristics of the wines, and vice versa.

Despite the food being amazing, this event had some of the best wines I’ve tasted thus far in my internship. Check back later in the week to see what 7 delicious wines we sampled!

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