Mon 21st October, 20197:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Doors: 7:15pm)
All the grape varieties used to produce wine originated in Europe. The exceptions are deliberate crosses and they are very rare.
However, when a vine is grown in different soil and climate the resulting wine often tastes different. Usually the warmer climate and the winemaking styles and techniques of the New World lead to a more powerful and fruity flavour. In Europe the grapes tend to be grown in a more marginal climate, and at lower altitudes. Now, several decades after the revolution in wine styles pioneered by Australia and California, up-front fruit and silky tannins is the style that many wine lovers find most appealing. And even those, like me, that loves a mature wine with secondary flavours, are regular drinkers of this style of wine.
This tasting is an opportunity to taste some delicious New World wines made from at least 8 different grape varieties that originated in Europe.
As usual there will be some quality breads and cheeses.