GOURMET CHRISTMAS DINNER AT THE KITCHEN 919 PHOENIX
BALLROOM FEATURING BORDEAUX WINES

Thursday, December 13, 6:30 P.M.

SANTA WILL BE THERE 

GENTLEMEN-JACKETS; LADIES-PRETTY


Aperitif
NV Jean-Baptiste Adam Emotion Brut Cremant de Alsace-91 pts-$27
Fruit and Cheese display

First Course
2006 Chateau Pas de L’Ane St. Emillion-Grand Cru-$56
Quail breast, cappuccino custard, caramelized leeks, goat cheese, wild mushroom, thyme jus

Second Course
2015 Chateau Paloumey Haut-Medoc-92 pts-$27
Trigger fish, truffled arugula, parsnip puree, sundried tomato relish

Third Course
2015 Chateau Lanessan Haut-Medoc-93 pts-$30
Center cut veal loin, sautéed spinach, jumbo lump crab meat, crisp asparagus, sauce béarnaise

Entrée
2015 Chateau Le Puy St. Emillion “Emilien”-94 pts-$50
Venison medallion, sweet potato puree, collard greens, veal gloss reduction

Dessert
Chocolate torte, mocha chocolate mousse, vanilla whipped cream

Christmas Carols during dessert by two Knoxville Opera members


SEATING LIMITED TO 50 PERSONS
ALL PRICES BELOW INCLUDE
WINE,FOOD,GRATUITY AND TAX
$115 for member and $115 for one guest
$120 per person for additional guests or non-members
Reservations due by Monday, December 10
No refunds given after December 10



GOURMET CHRISTMAS DINNER AT THE KITCHEN 919 PHOENIX
BALLROOM FEATURING BORDEAUX WINES

Ron Marcum, Board Member

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Please join us for Christmas dinner at the Wine Society’s newest restaurant member, Kitchen 919.  We’ll meet in their upstairs Phoenix Ballroom (elevator available) where my wife, Pat, and I will serve you the aperitif.  The wines were selected by Thad Cox, proprietor of Ashe’s W&S.  The small plate pairing courses will be prepared by the Kitchen 919’s Executive chef, Deron Little and his culinary team.

Bordeaux wine is any wine produced in the Bordeaux region of Southwest France, centered on the city of Bordeaux. The  total vineyard area of over 120,000 hectares (295,000 acres), makes it the largest wine growing area in France.
Over 700 million bottles of Bordeaux wine are produced yearly, ranging from large quantities of everyday table wine, to some of the most expensive and prestigious wines in the world. About 25% are priced at less than $10/bottle, 70% between $10 & $20/bottle, 5% over $20/bottle.
The vast majority of wine produced in Bordeaux is red (sometimes called "claret" in Britain), with sweet whites  (most notably Sauternes), dry whites and sparkling wines collectively making up the remainder. Bordeaux wine is made by more than 8,500 producers or châteaux. There are 54 appellations (Gov’t certified) of Bordeaux wines, out of 450 total appellations in France.
Almost all Bordeaux wines are blends (cuvées).  The two most important grapes in a Bordeaux red blend are Merlot (65%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (25%), with smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.  Bordeaux’s major white wine grapes are Semillon (45%), Sauvignon Blanc (45%) and Muscadelle (8%). Percentages are averages for all Bordeaux wines.

THE WINES

NV Jean-Baptiste Adam Emotion Brut Cremant de Alsace. Mellow notes of ripe apples pervade nose and palate with their subtle, tart but full fruited flavors. Simply delicious and long! Wine Enthusiast 91

2006 Chateau Pas de L’Ane St. Emillion. Rich, full-bodied wine with aromas of berries, black fruits, tobacco, roasted coffee. On the palate it is full, well-balanced, velvety, with a good concentration, fine tannins with a clean long finish. Recommended by Ashe’s as an opportunity to taste an aged Grand Cru Bordeaux.

2015 Chateau Paloemey Haut-Medoc. From a grand estate whose owners also have vines in Margaux and Moulis. Well proportioned and dense, rich tannins, great black currant and acidity to match, this structured wine will need to age. Wine Enthusiast 92

2015 Chateau Lanessan Haut-Medoc. Impressive ripe blackberry and darker plum fruits with notes of earth and warm stone. Palate has a supple even paced and fresh fruited heart of red cherry and plum fruits. Smooth tannins flow long. James Suckling 93

2015 Chateau Le Puy St. Emillion “Emilien”. 85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon. Its approach is silky from the fine tannins and it bears a color of garnet red with a hint of ruby. A seductive wine of great elegance. Certified organic. Decanter 94




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 675-8960 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.