Wine Society’s 45th Anniversary Dinner
- 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
- Gettysvue Golf and Country Club
- Bill Walters
- $120.00 – $125.00
- 9317 Linksvue Dr
THE WINE SOCIETY OF EAST TENNESSEE’S 45TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER
FEATURING THE INAUGURAL WSET DINNER MENU FROM OCTOBER 10, 1977
Gettysvue Country Club and Chef Saffles in conjunction with
Campbell Station Wine & Spirits and Belle Muse
Wednesday, December 14, 6:30 p.m.
Get your picture taken with Santa
Thistle & Weed Brandnetel Chenin Blanc
Hors d’oeuvres – Caviar Canapés, Smoked Salmon, Deviled Eggs, Salami Coronets
Horizon de Bichot Chardonnay
Shrimp Creole with Rice in a Coquille Shell
Gundlach Bundschu Gewürztraminer
Veal Florentine with Pommes Duchesse, Carrots Vichy, and White Asparagus
Burly Special Select Cabernet Sauvignon
Cheeses – Blue, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Swiss, Feta
Télégramme Châteauneuf du Pape
Wolfenberger Crémant d’Alsace Rosé Brut
Each member and guest tonight will receive an etched, commemorative wine glass to celebrate the
45th Anniversary of the Wine Society of East Tennessee.
SEATING LIMITED TO 70 PERSONS
ALL PRICES INCLUDE WINE, FOOD, GRATUITY, AND TAX
$120 for members and $120 for one guest.
$125 per person for additional guests or non-members.
Reservations due by Wednesday, December 7; no refunds given after December 7.
Bill Walters, Scott Farmer, Board Members
Wine Tasting Notes
Thistle & Weed Brandnetel Chenin Blanc – $26.99
– South Africa, Western Cape Province
– 95 points – Wine Magazine
This Chenin Blanc is a multi-layered wine of great texture and flavor with a lovely sense of warmth, a little toffee note with nectarine lusciousness, as well as that lemon rind grip and plenty of zest. There are delicate notes of quince, white peach, and blood orange, that the palate pulls through with quintessential Chenin Blanc star power, including a rich palate and lemon-zip acidity.
Horizon de Bichot Chardonnay – $16.19
– France – Chardonnay from Limoux in Languedoc
– 92 points – Wine Spectator
Horizon de Bichot 2019 Chardonnay is produced from grapes sourced from four high-altitude vineyards in Limoux in southern France. This tasty, dry, medium-bodied, Chardonnay with a bright yellow hue has a bright citrus zest on the palate with ripe apple, peach, and pineapple flavors. Hazelnut and fresh almond aromas are complemented by nuances of lily and vanilla on the finish.
Gundlach Bundschu Gewürztraminer – $19.99
– California – Sonoma
– 92 Points – Wine Enthusiast/VB
This Gundlach Bundschu Sonoma Dry Gewürztraminer paints a beautiful portrait in both aroma and flavor profiles. Produced from unique clones of vines originally planted by Jacob Gundlach in 1858, there’s nothing quite like this Gewürz. Cheerful aromatics of lychee and rosewater lead to a bright, delicious palate. Fermented with zero residual sugar, our Gewürztraminer is bone dry and offers tart notes of green apple and citrus with a crisp minerality that makes it a consistent favorite.
Burly Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $125.99
– California – Napa – Burly Wines – McCrorie Family Vineyards
Black cherry aromas layered with bright fruit notes and oak. Velvety and intense. Aromas of cassis and black berries meld seamlessly with notes of pomegranate, and anise. This is an elegantly structured wine with silkiness through the midpalate and a persistent, juicy finish. Deep, coating tannins ensure that this wine will age beautifully in the cellar. The rich, plush mouth feel elegantly transforms into sweetness by supple tannins and lovely oak integration. A wonderful mineral note shines through the whole experience. Layered, complex, and lingering, a true wine-drinking experience. The wine will still benefit from further bottle aging, reaching its peak in 3 to 5 years, but drinkable for 10 years.
Télégramme Châteauneuf du Pape – $57.99
– France – Southern Rhône
– 95 Points – Wine Enthusiast
The wine is intensely fragrant with aromas of fresh red fruit and garrigue, the herbaceous, peppery, or smoky flavors reminiscent of the low-lying vegetation that grows wild in sun-scorched limestone soils along the Mediterranean, particularly the South of France. This is a robust red with deep ripe fruit flavors, earth, garrigue, anise, spice, and minerality. The wine is a blend of Grenache (80%), Syrah (10%), Mourvèdre (6%), and Cinsault (4%).
Wolfberger Crémant d’Alsace Rosé Brut – $17.99
-France – Alsace
-93 Points – Wine Enthusiast
Wolfberger’s Crémant d’Alsace Rosé Brut has a lovely delicate salmon color and active, small bubbles. Round and full-bodied, the wine displays beautiful lemon notes, watermelon and strawberry aromas accompanied by a hint of red apple that cascade in a smooth finish. A minimum of 15 months bottle aging before disgorging ensures ripeness.