EXPLORING NEW TENNESSEE WINE ARRIVALS
AT CHESAPEAKE'S

Sunday, November 4, 5:00 PM
(Early time due to end of Daylight Saving Time)


Greeter
Gouguenheim Malbec-Bubbles  ($12)
                                   
Appetizer
Burly Sauvignon Blanc ($24)
Matua Sauvignon Blanc ($13)
      
Bacon wrapped scallops, flash fried, with sweet chili sauce
                                   
Salad
Laguna Chardonnay ($18)
Sisters Forever Chardonnay ($13)
Mixed greens tossed with strawberries, candied pecans, Goat cheese and lemon truffle oil
                                   
Entrées
Orin Swift 8 years in the Desert ($44)
 
Black pepper seared tuna, rare, with Soy ginger sauce and Asian slaw
                                   
       Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Pinot Noir ($30)
 
Grilled salmon with butter, Roasted Rosemary and fingerling potatoes
                                   
Dessert
Bellacosa Cabernet Sauvignon (North Coast) ($22)
Dense chocolate cake


SEATING LIMITED TO 48 PERSONS
ALL PRICES BELOW INCLUDE
WINE,FOOD,GRATUITY AND TAX
$89 for member and $89 for one guest
$94 per person for additional guests or non-members
Reservations due by Wednesday, October 31
No refunds given after October 31



EXPLORING NEW TENNESSEE WINE ARRIVALS

AT CHESAPEAKE'S

Harry Eblen, Board Member


Please join us for a tasting of recent wine arrivals in Tennessee.  The wines were obtained from Campbell Station W&S.  Pairing courses were selected by Chesapeake's Executive chef, Cory Hawkins.  
The earlier dinner time (5PM) was picked because Daylight Saving Time ends that morning.

THE WINES
                                   
Gouguenheim Malbec-Bubbles  Sparkling wine rosé extra brut.  Uco Valley, Mendoza Argentina.  11.6% alc. Delicate with red fruit aromas, soft tones with small and brilliant bubbles.

2015 Burly Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley.  13.8% alc.  Aromas of stone fruit and pineapple with smooth lingering finish.  No reviews, just available. only 320 cases produced.

2017 Matua  Sauvignon Blanc. 13%  alc. Marlborough, New Zealand.  Crisp, clear and slightly citrus.   Ranked #40 in Wine Spectator top 100 wines of 2017.

2015 Laguna Chardonnay Russian River Valley, CA  13.8% alc.  Smooth, full-bodied, complex, well balanced with nice finish.  88 points Wine Enthusiast.

2016 Sisters Forever Central Coast  Un-oaked Chardonnay.  13.8% alc.  Fermented in 100% stainless steel.  Tropical and citrus aromas, creamy mid-palette, crisp finish.   85 points Wine Enthusiast.

2017 Orin Swift 8 years in the Desert. 15.5% alc.  California Red Wine blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah.  Concentrated bold flavors and lingering finish.  94 points Parker.

2015 Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Pinot Noir. 13.5% alc.  Deep ruby, bright, fruity, Beaujolais-style wine. Light and refreshing.  Wine Enthusiast 90 points

David Cohn Bellacosa Cabernet Sauvignon (North Coast)  13.8% alc.  Bold smoky aromas and concentrated fruit flavors with long finish.    Wine Enthusiast 90 points.


                                                  DID YOU KNOW?
                                   
--In ancient Greece, a dinner host would take the first sip of wine to assure guests the wine was not poisoned, hence the phrase "drinking to one's health." "Toasting" started in ancient Rome when the Romans continued the Greek tradition but started dropping a piece of toasted bread into each wine glass to temper undesirable tastes or excessive acidity.

--Since wine tasting is essentially wine smelling, women tend to be better wine testers because women, particularly of reproductive ages, have a better sense of smell than men

--The combination of soil type, climate, degree of slope, and exposure to the sun constitutes the terroir (ter-wahr') of a vineyard and what makes each vineyard and each wine unique.

--European wines are named after their geographic locations (e.g., Montrachet and Bordeaux) while non-European wines (e.g., Pinot Noir and Merlot) are named after different grape varieties.

--The vintage year isn't necessarily the year wine is bottled, because some wines may not be bottled the same year the grapes are picked. Typically, a vintage wine is a product of a single year's harvest. A non-vintage wine is a blend of wines from two or more years.



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.