While we all swelter here in desperate hopes of a few drops of rain, it’s winter elsewhere. Most notably in Chile, where this week’s wine tasting plants its feet.
Saturday Wine Tastings
Each Saturday at 2:00 pm, we open four different wines and talk about them- where they come from, who makes them, and what makes them special. A couple of light hors d’oeuvres accompany the tasting and those who attend are eligible for discounts on the wines. Reservations are required, and web and email reservations will not guarantee you a seat, to please make your reservation by calling (520) 326-9363
Past Saturday Wine Tasting
People seem to feel one way or another about a big oaky Chardonnay- some live for it, others dread it- but the fact of the matter is, oak is not an all-or-nothing proposition. This Saturday at 2:00, you can taste four Chardonnays from four different places, and each of them with a slightly different oak treatment.
Say what you will about the clouds and impending thunderstorms; it’s still hot, and now, at least by Tucson standards, it’s muggy as well. If that doesn’t call for clean, crisp wine, we don’t know what does.
Since this Saturday’s wine tasting falls squarely on Bastille Day, what better way to celebrate our French friends’ independence than to pour French wine all day?
If you've been coming here for any length of time, you likely already know of Kevin's fondness for Picpoul, a grape not everyone knows about that makes its home in the southwest corner of France.
In spite of the fact that all of this week’s wines hail from the US, Kevin’s reasoning is that these Pinot Noirs very much approach a Burgundian style, and we all know that his first order of business in constructing a tasting is to come up with a suitable pun for its title (I won’t even tell you the title of next week’s tasting yet, as it sets my teeth on edge.)
This week’s wine tasting is loaded with wines friendly to the Tucson summer: crisp, fresh wines for hot afternoons and to pair with spicy, salty summer foods.
Hi, Feastlings. There are two harbingers of summer here. The first is the sudden ease in traffic that comes when our winter Tucsonans head back to cooler climes. I have an odd mix of delight and fear when I can get where I’m going twice as fast- delight that I can be one time in […]
While Rioja is the name that people immediately recognize when it comes to Spanish wine, we at Feast are invariably fond of the wines of Priorat.
Your good friend Kevin is pulling corks on a range of Argentine wines this Saturday: of course, there'll be the two usual suspects- Torrontes and Malbec- and of course there'll be wine from Mendoza, but a couple of sub-appellations of Mendoza, plus Salta up north.