August 21, 2005

August Guild Tasting

I have to attend a Sommelier Guild of Atlanta tasting tonight at Roy's in Atlanta. Here is the menu and the wines we are drinking.

Speakers Wine - Kenwood Sauvignon Blanc 2004

1st course:

Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Sampler
Shrimp on a Stick with Wasabi Cocktail Sauce,
Wood Grilled Szechuan Spiced Baby Back Pork
Ribs, and a Chef's special creation.

1st Flight - New Zealand
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2004

Nobilo Icon 2004

Cloudy Bay2004.

2nd Course:

Chicken Spring rolls.

2nd Flight - California
Grgich Hills Fume Blanc Napa Valley 2004

Chateau Souverain Sauvignon Blanc 2004

Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc 2004

3rd course:

Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi with
Lobster Butter Sauce.

3rd Flight - French

Jolivet Sancerre 2003

Chateau Carbonnieux Blanc Pessac-Leognan 2002

Didier Daganeau Poully Fume Silex 1998

There will be one more French wine, but it was added after I sent out the notice.

This is the first tasting I have set up as president of the Guild. I did do two as vice-president. I have to do all of them now except for the one or three I'll have the VP do as part of her training.

The good news: This should be an awesome meal and these are real good Sauvignon Blancs. Plus, I'm going with my friends Michael and Cindy so I don't have to drive home.

The bad news: To have them take me, I have to agree to go in my wheelchair. Cindy is tired of worrying about my falling down after a Guild function. I have no drinking problem. I drink. I get drunk. I fall down. No problem.

More bad news:I have workers coming tomorrow to tear up carpet and install hardwood flooring. That means I have to get up before the crack of noon. I have to get up real early! I have to get up before 9:00 AM. Bummer!

Update: The tasting was awesome! If you have a Roy's restaurant in your city, give it a try. The food was great and the wine committee did an excellent job on the wines. My first tasting as president was a success! Only 23 more to go before I can pass on the presidency to another sucker. Unfortunately, she didn't attend this tasting.

It's too bad that V-man isn't the Kim Crawford who owns the New Zealand winery that produced the Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough. Just Damn! He and I would be best buds!

The wine voted best of the night was the Nobilo Icon 2004.

Posted by denny at August 21, 2005 02:54 PM  

You mean there's no Arbor Mist??? What's up with that???

Posted by: Rob Cooper on August 21, 2005 09:58 PM

No, but I am obessed with him, and pondering identity theft. He also hides my blog, as you have to get to page 10 of a Google search to find the real me. Whew!

Posted by: Velociman on August 21, 2005 10:40 PM

You need to do a wine tasting for the common democrats of Atlanta. Here is a wine list to start them off.
These five could become the staple of your average rank and file liberal.

Posted by: Jeremy on August 21, 2005 11:37 PM

Roy's has great Sake as well -- especially the unfiltered ones.

Posted by: Jon on August 22, 2005 08:42 AM

Do you know the "Gewurztraminer", I'm sure you would love it, it's the best french white wine I know (it's from Alsace near Germany, that's why it sounds german).

How much is a bottle of french wine in the USA, I mean a good classic bottle, not a very rare one?

Posted by: Pierce on August 22, 2005 09:28 AM

Wow, I schlep off for a while and you have a Guild Function behind my back. Sorry for the delay, but I just couldn't let another day go by without posting one of these! Hope you like!

August Frazzled Mothers Guild Tasting

1st Course:

1 spoonful Honney Nut Cheerios, soggy
1/4 peanut butter sandwich on H.E.B. Brand wheat bread, lightly mangled

1st Flight: Vintage August 19th home-brewed Lipton Iced Tea blended with Constant Comment and Splenda

Sip of leftover milk, room-temperature, with surprise housefly at the bottom of the cup

2nd Course:

1 Schwann's Cream Cheese Filled Soft Pretzel with three bites out of it from marauding toddler

2nd Flight:

1 Diet RC Cola, with surprise half-chewed mouthful of cream cheese filled soft pretzel at bottom of can

2 antacid tablets

3rd Course:

Pan-Seared Tilapia lightly seasoned with lemon-pepper and approximately three large tablespoons of salt thanks to "helpful" young sous-chef who took charge of the cooking while his mother's back was turned

Freshly-harvested (from the pantry) canned corn topped with H.E.B. Brand butter

2 Schwann's Corn Dogs with a side of ketchup, served after fish turned out utterly unpalatable

3rd Flight:

3 large glasses of Eau d' PetitVille Municipale 2005


2 more antacid tablets


Posted by: Denita TwoDragons on August 23, 2005 12:14 AM
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