It has been a busy summer for the FEWC members. It hasn’t always been easy to find a Friday evening that all of us had available.
But we fixed that last night!
It was very warm out, so we started on the patio with Aperol Spritzes, and a few Italian songs. Janet and Lenny were recently on vacation in Italy and while there, discovered that THE drink was Aperol spritz. It was a nice reminder of Italy and the perfect way to start wine club off on a warm night. We then washed down our Spritzes with a chilled bottle of Lenny’s favorite Rose, Mas de Gourgonnier.
The weather forecast showed that we were in for some stormy weather, so we moved indoors and opened a wonderful 2012 Grand Cru from Chateau Barde-Haut in St Emilion, that Scott and Amy brought over. What an elegant bottle of wine! We all loved it.
We decided to stick with France for the rest of the evening so I brought out a bottle I purchased while the 4 of us were in Bordeaux several years ago, while doing a tour of Chateau Leoville Poyferre. Another 2012, this one was also, spectacular!
Janet then fed us all with a beautiful charcuterie of toasted baguette slices covered with fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil and balsamic vinegar. Each of us also had a shrimp cocktail cup with guacamole instead of cocktail sauce. Delicious!
The last bottle of the night was also from St Emilion. A 2020 vintage from Chateau La Perriere that we all tasted just a few nights ago at a special French wine tasting held at Binny’s. For a young wine, we found it to be excellent… which is not unusual for the 4th bottle!
Sorry to have taken so long to update you with the goings on at FEWC, but we are staying busy in our retirement!
Until next time: Good wine, good friends, long life!