Dinner 6 > Aromatic Whites Night – Wine Redux

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A core groups of cork dorks made their way up to the Upper East Side to dine on a magnificent feast prepared by Jim and coordinated by Jocelyn on May 17th. 10 wines found their way from bottle to gullet, and we are only sorry that more could not partake (some last minute no-shows were unfortunate, but that left Jim and Joc with plenty of leftovers!). We also welcome Larry Levine and Jos Stella to the group and hope to see them again at future events. Mike Edelhart, another bi-coastal, also attended. And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for:

FOOD:

Appetizers

– Truly outstanding chicken wings that were marinated for 30 hours in honey, soy, sherry, garlic, and Chinese 5 spice
– Vietnamese spring rolls with shrimp, chicken, water chestnuts (roll with lettuce and cilantro)
– Pork dumplings
– Various sweet and/or spicy sauces

Main

– Thai coconut soup w/green curry, chicken, and mushrooms
– Singapore Mei fun
– Szechuan Beef
– Dried braised green beans with garlic
– Shrimp, snow peas, water chestnuts & garlic

Dessert

– Fruit with fondue chocolate

DRINK (in order of consumption):

1) 2004 Daydreamer Sauvignon Blanc (Napa)
Grassy nose, honey, green & bitter finish

2) 2006 Amestoi Getarikis Txakolina (Basque)
Fizzy and fresca-like, goes well with fruit, prosecco-esque, tastes a bit like a frozen apple ice cube

3) 2005 Bianchette Genovese, Golfo del Tigullio
Toasty, charcoal, dusty grapeskin

4) 2004 Alsace Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer
Classic, an ‘aromatic white’, Chantilly, peach, allspice

5) 2001 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr, Riesling Spatlese
Tropical fruit, grapefruit, apricot, bananas

6) 2005 Rochioli Sauvignon Blanc (Russian River)
Metallic (like sucking on a penny)

7) 2003 Movia Ribolla (from Slovenia)
Baked apple, violet, silky, earthy, pumpkin

8.) 2004 Acacia Chardonnay
Over-oaked, buttery, lychee nut

9) 2004 Aloxe-Corton, Corton-Charlemagne, Chandon de Briailles Grand Cru (WINE OF THE NIGHT, FROM ERIC PORRES)
Multi-layer, long finish, flint undertone, spearmint, complex, gorgeous

10) Dessert Wine – 2004 Jackson-Triggs Riseling Teewine, Okanagan Valley
Tasty!

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