I might as well state it upfront now – I have a wine club, in fact, I founded one, aptly named the Dead Grapes Society, and by all accounts, it’s had quite a successful run thus far. Tomorrow, we will hold our 16th session (not including the international session we held in Singapore in December, which consisted of 8 Singaporeans and 7 Chicagoans). It’s blind tasting night, and quite frankly, I’m pretty excited about it – think 14 bottles of wines: 6 whites and 8 reds.
Here’s the selection:
Chateau de la Maltroye Bourgogne Blanc 2005 ($23)
Raymond Reserve Chardonnay 2003 ($15)
Virgin Chardonnay Vintage, Trevor Jones ($15)
Stellenbosch South Africa
Ken Forrester 2005 ($20)
Malborough New Zealand
Cloudy Bay 2006 ($27)
Cot d’Or Burgundy
Domaine Joseph Voillot Bourgogne Vieilee Vignes 2004 ($21)
Elk Cove Vineyards, Pinot Noir, 2005 ($25)
Chateau St Jean Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon, 2004 ($20)
Chateau Paradis Casseuil Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite 2004 ($18)
Barossa Valley, Australia
The Colonial Estate ‘Etranger’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 ($30)
Chateau St. George St. Emilion 2001 ($15)
De Martino Legado Carmenere 2005 ($15)
There are two more bottles of Greek wine, which I thought would be a fun selection since Greek wines are still relatively under the radar and they can be quite a steal.
And, to stir things up a little, I’d also drawn up a mini wine quiz. 🙂 But watch this space for more updates.