Posted in Austrian Wine, Wine

Rabl Grüner Veltliner Spiegel 2012, Kamptal, Austria

Austrian Grüner Veltliner charms us out of our socks!

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Medium silvery gold in colour. Luscious fruity aroma, with notes of golden plum, spice and
lemon. There is also a lime afterthought, with light apricot and honeycomb.

Nice viscosity, rich body, dry. Great acidity and a super lengthy finish.

This is a stunningly beautiful wine, coating the palate with a sensuous mouthfeel. 94 points from our tasting panel (PS/ASB). We enjoyed it at The Carriage House Restaurant in Burlington.

Posted in dining, food pairing, Wine

Wine pairings at The Briars Resort tonight. Fall discoveries…

The following pairings went over big tonight with 55 dinner guests

Roasted Tomato Soup – WINE: ANGELS GATE RIESLING SÜSS RESERVE (WHITE, NIAGARA)

Caesar Salad – WINE: BOUTARI MOSCHOFILERO (WHITE, GREECE)

Roast Beef Tenderloin – WINE: SOUTHBROOK CAB FRANC (RED, NIAGARA)

Briars Crème Brulee – WINE: VIEWPOINTE BIG BLUFF (RED, ESSEX PELEE ISLAND COAST)

The Greek white by Boutari and the Viewpointe red blend were especially popular tonight! And the food tonight was exceptional.

….. Spencer's (Burlington) photo album of visit by The Wine Baron & Zoltan Szabo. From foie gras & stuffed zuccini flower to battered Lk Erie Perch...The Wine Baron