Monday, June 13, 2011
Weekend Wine Tasting
We're hammering out all the details for various wedding-related events these days, and last night we did one of the more fun ones: wine tasting! The rehearsal dinner is on a boat, and they allow the client to supply their own beverages, so we spent the evening narrowing down white and red wine selections (beer is a whole other beast we weren't ready to tack just yet).
The idea was to keep it inexpensive, so none of the bottles exceeded $9. You'd be surprised at how many good options you can get in this range.
It started out innocently enough...
Nine chardonnays later....
I found one that tasted like oysters - not good... unless you're eating oysters. which we were not.
Several judges with varying palates offered their two cents, and there were a lot of serious contenders for the number one spot.
In the end, the clear winner was Fitzer 2010 chardonnay - a clean, crisp, and aromatic white wine.
The Cabernet was a no-contest situation; nothing stood up to Red Diamond. Also a no-contest situation: Andrew drove us home that night.