DINNER AT THE ORIGINAL COPPER CELLAR
FEATURING AUSTRALIAN WINES

Thursday, January 24, 6:30 P.M.

Aperitif
NV Lindeman’s Bin 25 Brut Cuvée, South Australia-$10
Seared scallop, lemon honey buerre blanc and corn relish

First Course
2014 3-Ring Shiraz, Barossa Valley-$18
Petite filet Mignon, roasted fingerlings, haricot, chimichurri

Second Course
2017 Mollydooker “The Scooter” Merlot, McLaren Vale-$30
Pork tenderloin, vegetable risotto, fried shallot, herb tomato vinaigrette

Entrée
2015 Mitolo Jester Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale-$20
Blackened strip steak, roasted cauliflower, mushroom ragout, red wine gastrique

Dessert
NV Penfolds Club Tawny Port, Barossa Valley-$13
Caramel apple cheesecake, Chantilly cream with candied pecans


SEATING LIMITED TO 40 PERSONS
ALL PRICES BELOW INCLUDE
WINE,FOOD,GRATUITY AND TAX
$76 for member and $76 for one guest
$81 per person for additional guests or non-members
Reservations due by Monday, January 21
No refunds given after January 21



DINNER AT THE ORIGINAL COPPER CELLAR
FEATURING AUSTRALIAN WINES

Ron Marcum, Board Member


Please join us for dinner at the Original Copper
Cellar on Cumberland.  The wines were selected by Wes Maples, proprietor of 640 Liquor & Wine Store, and the pairing menu was prepared by Copper Cellar’s Executive Chef, Drew Beeler.                     

The Australian wine industry is the world’s 4th largest exporter of wine with about 800 million liters a year to the international export market.  Australians consume over 500 million liters annually with a per capita consumption of about 30 liters—50% white table wine, 35% red table wine.

Wine is produced in every state, with more than 60 designated wine regions totaling about 400,000 acres.  However, Australia’s wine regions are mainly in the southern, cooler parts of the country, with vineyards located in the states of South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia.

Major red varietals are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir; major whites are Chardonnay, Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. Shiraz (Australia’s name for Syrah) is their signature grape.


THE WINES

N/V Lindeman’s Bin 25 Brut Cuvée – Features aromas of nectarine and citrus notes, while the palate exudes stone, fruit and citrus with a full and creamy mouth feel.

2014 3-Rings Shiraz – Notes of wild herbs bring added interest to this wine’s cherry fruit.  It’s medium-fill in size and weight, with supple tannins and a long minty finish.  It’s big and ripe enough to be served on its own, yet should also work with lamb or beef.

2017 Mollydooker “The Scooter” Merlot – Plummy, with a plush texture, a whiff of tomato leaf and a touch of white pepper adding aromatic complexity.  Vanilla bean echoes emerge in the background.  Drink now through 2020.  A new release.

2015 Mitolo Jester Cab – Bright and fresh with signature Cabernet Sauvignon characteristics of red capsicum, menthol, violet & mixed herbs.  Full bodied and mouth filling with juicy red cherry, blackcurrant and cassis, intertwined with savory dark chocolate and tobacco.  The Amarone component adds to a texture finish with great length and savory tannins.

N/V Penfolds Club Tawny Port – Very spicy, sporting caramel, cinnamon and tarry flavors.  Sweet and silky on the long finish.




NOTICE

The Board of Directors needs members to replace some who recently left the Board. Contact Alan Hitchcock, president@ws4et.com for information.

RESERVATIONS AND PROCEDURES

1. Fill out the Reservation form on line and either mail in your check (with form) or pay using PayPal,
        or
2. Leave a message the Wine Society Answering machine at 896-3753 (note the new phone number) or e-mail reserve@ws4et.com. State clearly your name, your membership number, the event(s) you wish to attend and the number of reservations you are requesting. Then, promptly mail your check with this form to: The Wine of East Tennessee, Post Office Box 52861, Knoxville, TN 37950-2861 or use PayPal to pay to wset@ws4et.com.