September 21, 2005

September Tasting

Tonight is the Sommelier Guild of Atlanta's September Tasting. We're having it at Floataway Cafe. Here are the foods we'll be eating and the wines we'll be drinking.

Speaker's wine L'Ecole #41 Semillon 2003 Washington

1st Course
Country Terrine with Green Tomato Mostardo and Grain Mustard

1st Flight
Morande Edicion Limitada Carmenere 2002 - Chile
Salena Estate Petit Verdot 2002 Australia

2nd Course
Wood Oven Roasted Organic Chicken with Bread Salad and Spicy Greens

2nd Flight
Terrazas de Los Andes Malbec Reserva 2003 - Argentina
Dominio Del Plata Ben Marco Malbec 2003 Argentina

Third Course
Wood Grilled Hanger Steak with Salsa Verde and Pommes Frites

3rd Flight - All California
Ballantine Cabernet Franc Napa Valley 2002
Kathryn Hall Merlot Napa Valley 2002
Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Vally 2001

4th Course
A selection of three cheeses from Star Provisions

4th Flight
La Fleur Laland Chateau de Pomerol 2001-Bordeaux
Chateau Lascombes Margaux 2000-Bordeaux
Chappellet Mountain Cuvee Meritage 2002 - California

Sometimes it's really a rough life.

Posted by denny at September 21, 2005 01:38 PM  

I'm all about the 7th...8th...9th flights.


Posted by: Sam on September 21, 2005 04:35 PM

What? No Boone's Farm? No Mad Dog 20/20? No Richard's Wild Irish Rose? I ain't coming, I'm busy anyway!

Posted by: Mayor Ray Nagin on September 21, 2005 06:42 PM

Do make sure to give a thought to the victims of the Louisiana flood while you're cramming Terrazas de Los Andes Malbec Reserva down your respective THROATS.

Teh Internet Slacker

Posted by: Teh Internet Slacker on September 21, 2005 09:32 PM

Let us know what toy ya get with Happy Course #3.It sounds like your tasting tonite would be about a 6 day effort for me. Enjoy it.

Posted by: TomR on September 21, 2005 10:50 PM

Teh Internet Slacker - I'm a Snotty Rich Fuck. Do you think I give a rat's ass about a bunch of poor losers in Nawlins. Fuck 'em all!

Posted by: Denny on September 21, 2005 10:59 PM

One day the proletariat masses will raise up against the greedhead minority and HELTER SKELTER, MAN.

The irony is, you think I'm joking...

Teh Internet Slacker

Posted by: Teh Internet Slacker on September 22, 2005 12:23 AM

To "Teh" Internet Slacker- are you dyslexic or a retard? Your pathetic blog shows both "the" and "teh", but you always spell it "teh" here. We might take you seriously if you'd learn how to spell. Everybody makes a mistake every once in awhile, but you make the same mistake over and over and over. Repeat after me: T - H - E, T - H - E, T - H - E, T - H - E...Oh wait- I just saw your pic on your pathetic blog, and the spelling is wrong on that. Just the fact that you link to fat pig michael mooron's website proves you're a loser.

Posted by: Rob Cooper on September 22, 2005 12:51 AM

Hanger Steak? Same as Rocky Mountain oysters?

Posted by: Bob on September 22, 2005 01:08 AM

Serious, people, we need to get serious.

Question for Denny: How come there aren't any of the fine wines of other states beside CA featured when you taste domestic wines?

It's pure wine snobbery to believe that only the Napa Valley produces decent domestic wine anymore. Try the Willamette Valley of OR, or the Columbia Valley of WA, or even the Rogue Valley of OR, just for starters.

Since you are the Grand Poobah at the Guild, you could feature some of these wines. In blind tastings, some of the above regions will beat the best of Napa any day.

Posted by: Rivrdog on September 22, 2005 03:27 AM

Just one thing : the red wines after cheese is a common choice... Remember the Tokay we talked about? Perfect with a very strong blue-cheese (Roquefort). Of course, if you hide a Sauternes somewhere, it doesn't hurt either ! ;-)

Posted by: Prosper on September 22, 2005 03:38 AM

Friday night !

Let's get drunk !!! And stoned !!!

Posted by: Pierce on September 22, 2005 04:44 AM

Final flight - drop the wine. With the hazlenut (?) parfait, have Old Engine Oil. This beer drinks like carbonated espresso. It goes so well with that dessert at Floataway...

Posted by: Jon on September 22, 2005 05:57 AM

Shit, I get so jealous and hungry reading these menus. Yummy! You really know how to make Butt flap steak with french fries and green slop on top sound so good. You greedy Bastard! Love Ya!

Posted by: LisaKay on September 22, 2005 06:01 AM

Hey, you ain't got nothing on me.

Last night (prepared my myself) eat'ens.

V8 juice, Louisinia hot sauce, pepper, Vodka

Dole's Spring Garden mix, cherry tomatoes (home grown) Popyeye's spinich and shredded carrots

V8 juice, Louisinia hot sauce, pepper, Red Dog Beer

Pan fried flank steak, peppered, Monterey Steak seasoning, cooked with mushrooms and sliced 501 onions. Side of pan roasted potatoes, French style green beans with butter and garlic.

Russian Iced tea (lemon, vodka, ice)

Fast Sausage & Stew meat Gumbo ( pressure cooked) with chopped cherry tomatoes, chilies, corn,onions and Okra, served with Lousinia hot sauce and Chilpotle sauce. Bread machine Rye bread.

More Russian Iced tea.

Sarah's brand quick bake Apple pie with Gandy's vanilla ice cream.


More Russian Iced tea.

Its tough being single cooking for two finiky girls (one 38 y/o daughtr and one 4 1/2 y/o Sweet Sassy GrandDaughter.)

BTY, Sweet an Sassy gets Milk, Apple Juice (natural) and water.

Papa Ray
West Texas

Posted by: Papa Ray on September 22, 2005 10:42 AM

And to think that I'd be happy with a measly steak.

Posted by: Roy on September 22, 2005 10:53 AM

To Rob Cooper: The/Teh thing is a joke reflecting how often people misspell "the" on the Internet, including me.
Now calm down like a good little boy & go have some Salena Estate Petit Verdot to give your life a hollow sense of substance. I am going back to my room and masturbate.

TEH Internet Slacker

P.S. And my website sucks...where's your website, Rob? Huh? Eh? What? What's that? You couldn't have one as lame as mine? I thought so.

Posted by: TEH Internet Slacker on September 22, 2005 11:10 AM

Damn, and I went and missed it. All I had to eat was the leftover nasi goreng from our Malaysian Dinner tuesday night...but it was Damn Fine just the same.

Posted by: Elisson on September 22, 2005 12:51 PM

Floataway Cafe??

What? You're going to New Orleans?

Posted by: PPJ on September 22, 2005 01:06 PM

Oh shoot--now I'm gonna have to drum up another Frazzled Mother's Tasting. It's a busy night but I'll have it A.S.A.P, hon!

I *LOVE* doing those...*grin!*


Posted by: Denita TwoDragons on September 22, 2005 01:50 PM

1st Flight: Panting Gasping Pause onde Landing
1st Course: MeatLoaf Leftovervich

2nd Flight: Bannister holding Stubb-de-toe Yowl
2nd Course: MeatLoaf Leftovervich Redux

3rd Flight: Scrubbed


Posted by: Dan S. on September 22, 2005 02:53 PM

Teh Internet Slacker- I can't recall the last time I read an email with "the" typed "teh".
Of course, those people whom I communicate with are educated, can use spellcheck, read what they typed before posting or sending, etc. Mistakes do happen occasionally, but not very often.
And your website does SUCK. What difference does it make whether I have one or not? Just the fact that YOU think your site rocks shows how lame yours is. rocks, pal. Get a clue...

Posted by: Rob Cooper on September 22, 2005 02:57 PM

It's pure wine snobbery to believe that only the Napa Valley produces decent domestic wine anymore. Try the Willamette Valley of OR, or the Columbia Valley of WA, or even the Rogue Valley of OR, just for starters."

I agree with riverdog about Napa valley wine or at least Napa anyway. Napa's overrated.
I lived in Central California for about 5 years and loved the wines in tat area. Paso Robles to Santa Barbara, Awesome wine and scenery. Get yourself a nice bottle of Tobin James or Sunstone. Sunstone is tough to find since it's a very small winery. Tobin James is a little easier but still a challenge.
Both wineries are very kick back, no snobs and that really impressed me.
I'm not that familiar with the Willamette valley or the Columbia valley, I've heaard it's good and I'll give it a try.


PS...hte internet slacker, piss-off loser. WUU-WUU, you have a webpage. My dog created a webpage and he's probably smarter than you. Is Michele Mooron (the fat, self-loathing fairy) your hero? It would explain a lot.

Posted by: scaryguy on September 22, 2005 03:21 PM

Teh Internet Slacker - Of course I don't think you're joking. I just think you're an idiot. And as for your website, Haven't been to it. Won't go to it. Why should I want to go to a website of a clueless idiot like you? What do you get, 10, 12 hits a day? You're just another troll trying to get people to come to your site by posting bullshit on another site.

To the rest of you, if you look back through my wine listings you will find that we drink wines from Washinton and Oregon as well as wines from California. If it's a good wine, we will drink it, no matter where it is from. BTW, I don't select the wines. Two of our members are in the wine business and they select and procure the wines for us. I just select the restaurant.

Posted by: Denny on September 22, 2005 04:21 PM

Hey, Papa ya' ant an old woman for a girlfriend?...No strings attached, JUST COOK FOR ME!
Being from Kalifornia ... this Southern cookin' just kills me...can't get enough....

Posted by: vicki on September 22, 2005 05:39 PM

*want, not ant....

Posted by: vicki on September 22, 2005 05:42 PM

Quote from Rob: "And your website does SUCK. What difference does it make whether I have one or not?"

Rob is right. My website does suck. That is why I am trolling here to get people to come to it. It's not working. I'm still stuck at 2 hits a day and that is thanks to my one friend and my mommy. I'm lucky she let's me use her computer.
Quote from Denny: "And as for your website, Haven't been to it. Won't go to it"

Oh no! I'm so torn up inside! I was hoping to get one more hit per day. what a funny little loser I am.

Please. Please come to my site. I beg you.

Posted by: TEH Internet Slacker on September 23, 2005 11:00 AM

OK. I was wrong about Internet Slacker. He does have a neat website. here it is.

Posted by: Denny on September 23, 2005 12:44 PM
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