Old World and New World wines, vis a vis Bordeaux.

Hello, Feastlings.

As wine lovers, we’re often forced to choose a style or a winemaking tradition- we can only consume so much, so it behooves us to pick a style we like, whether it’s the wine we want to accompany a particular dish, or whether it’s our own “house preference.” I know that in my house, it’s Old World vs. New World nearly every time we open a bottle, though there are admittedly some exceptions to the rule. For those of us whose occupational hazard is tasting an awful lot of wine, Old World vs. New World means something quite specific to us, but to those of you who don’t taste 50-plus wines each week, it never hurts to have a little reminder of how disparate the two can be.  This Saturday, Kevin opens up two Bordeaux and compares them to two New World wines, one from New Zealand and one from Napa.  The tasting, as ever, is at 2:00 this Saturday, March 4, and costs $10 plus tax and tip.  And, as ever, web and email reservations won’t do the trick when it comes to holding you a spot, so please call us at 326-9363 if you’d like to join us.  Thanks.

Old World/New World vis à vis Bordeaux

2012 Château la Rame Bordeaux

2011 Craggy Range “Te Kahu” Red Blend, Hawke’s Bay

2011 Château Aney Haut-Medoc

2011 Trinchero “Chicken Ranch” Merlot, Rutherford

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