This past Tuesday evening we held a Tiedemann On Wines Wine Club wine tasting at Lucchese’s Italian Restaurant here in Elkhart. Unfortunately, mid-teen temperatures and icy roads had an impact on our attendance. However, the 25 people who braced the elements had an opportunity to taste some great wines and nibble on Chef Richie’s excellent hors d’oeuvres.
I had the privilege of teaming up with Kevin Hogan of Crossroads Vintners for this tasting. I presented a flight of California wines while Kevin’s wines were all European wines. Below is a list of the wines:
From Tiedemann Wines:
2012 Twenty Rows Grappler – Zinfandel
2012 Twenty Rows Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvigon
2012 Twenty Rows Napa Valley Merlot
2010 Vinoce Mount-Veeder Cabernet Franc
2012 White Oak Russian River Sauvignon Blanc
2010 White Oak Russian River Chardonnay
From Crossroads Vintners:
Poggio Anima Greco – Italy
Chateau Marquis Rose – France
Dandelion Vineyards Shiraz Reisling – Australia
Alvaro Palacios Priorat – Spain
Oberto Langhe Nebbiolo – Italy
Cantina Puignello Lambrusco – Italy
As you can see from the following photos, everyone seemed to have a good time.
Javier’s Bistro – November 21
Tiedemann Wines will be providing and pouring wine for Chef Javier’s wine dinner on Friday, November 21. We released the menu and wine pairings in last week’s blog, if you missed check here. Call 574-222-2917 for reservations. The cost is $60 per person. I have teamed up with Chef Javier in the past for wine dinners and I can tell you he has turned out some amazing food. I am sure this will be the same type of dinner.
McCarthy’s – November 25
The Tiedemann On Wines Wine Club is having a wine tasting on Tuesday, November 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 pm at McCarthy’s on the Riverwalk. We are still putting together the wine and food pairings, but for $25 ($20 for Wine Club members) how can you go wrong? Plan to attend this event as well.
Chalet Party Shoppe – December 18
Tiedemann Wines will be pouring wines at Chalet’s Annual Christmas Tasting, at the County Road 17 location in Elkhart, on December 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. I’ll provide more information as it becomes available about this event.
Simple Rules for Becoming a Wine Geek
- Drink wine often
- Drink a wide range of wines and taste outside of your comfort zone
- Take good notes on what you are tasting
- Do research on the wines you drink
- Drink as well as your budget permits
Until next week,