Saturday, May 19, 2007

17th Annual Taste of Duveneck

17th Annual Taste of Duveneck at the Cincinnati Art Museum on June 7th at 6pm. Tickets are $75 but the food and wine will be great. I will be pouring wine for any winery that will have me!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Fleurs de Fete

2007 Fleurs de Fete

When: Sunday, May 20th, 1 to 4pm

Where: Dayton, Ohio -- Carillon Historical Park

Cost: $60 at the door

Info: 937-223-4117 ext. 107

Rumor has it this is the best wine festival in the area due to quality of wines and foods, and the fact that it is not a complete zoo with overcrowding. Mark's tips for going to a wine festival are spot on!

If I finish with golf in time I may head up.

Wine Blogging Wednesday #33

What: WBW is the international Internet wine tasting event held monthly. Lenn is the mastermind. Details and past postings are here.

Host/Hostess: This month's event is hosted by Doktor Weingolb.

Theme: Languedoc-Roussillon value wines.

The Wine: 2003 Domaine de la Tour Boissee Minervois Red


Jean-Louis Poudou represents the fifth generation of the Poudou family to produce wine on this domaine in the Languedoc region of southern France. He has nearly 100 acres of vineyards in the Minervois. The wine is a blend of 30% Syrah 30% Grenache 30% Carignan and 10% Cinsaut, with the average age of the vines about 60 years old. The wine is unfiltered and aged in steel tanks. Full bodied, the wine has the taste of dark fruits and spice. A wonderful finish adds to the enjoyment of drinking this wine. Food and Wine Magazine rated this wine a “best buy” in September 2001.

In a last minute scramble I ran through the warehouse and stumbled onto this pick. Full-bodied and very accessible with a medium finish. A great quaffer that at $14 tastes like at least $15 to $30!