January 2015 - Back to Basics

January saw us return to the essentials of wine tasting with a "Back to Basics" theme.

January saw us return to the essentials of wine tasting with a "Back to Basics" theme.

The evening was hosted by Simon "Stubby" Carruthers, Bermuda's Wine Geek, who took us through the essentials of tasting wine - what to look for,
how to identify aromas and numerous industry terms that help us all sound professional and impress our friends and family.

Overall it was a very successful and educational evening with Stubby providing new insights that we could all take away with us to apply at tastings
throughout the year.

We tasted the following wines:

Banfi Vintners Maschio dei Cavalieri Prosecco
Bonterra Organic Viognier 2012
Greg Norman Australian Chardonnay 2012
Dopff Gewurtztraminer de Riquewihr Sigille 2008
King Estate Acrobat Series Pinot Noir 2012
Concha Y Toro Marques de Casa Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Frogs Leap Vineyards Zinfandel 2008
Duckhorn Wine Company Napa Valley Merlot 2011

Congratulations go to Craig Scott who won the "Tasting Exam" for the final wine. In the words of the examiner, his notes were "very clear & concise,
along with an excellent conclusion...nailing the grape variety as well as the country".

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