I am traveling south tonight for a Taste Live Event. My destination is the Monticello Wine Trail. But I will be in the comfort of my own home. You can follow the journey tonight at 8PM on twitter using the hash tag #vawine.
Lenn Thompson from The New York Cork Report was on the panel of tasters. Due to a scheduling snafu, he is unable to participate and I was asked to fill in. I have been warming up in the bullpen or taking extra swings at batting practice, so I am ready and glad to help out and taste some Virginia Wine.
Here is a list of the wines we will be tasting tonight:
- 2007 SP Rose from Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard
- 2009 Gewurztraminer from Afton Mountain Vineyards
- 2009 Chardonnay Reserve from Jefferson Vineyards
- 2009 Viognier from Keswick Vineyards
- 2009 Seven Oaks Merlot from Blenheim Vineyards
- 2008 Wooloomooloo from Mountfair Vineyards
On Dezel’s blog he brings you some background and information about the vineyards we will be tasting from. You can read more about it here: Taste Live meets Thomas Jefferson’s Backyard.
I am looking forward to tonight, especially tasting the 2009 Seven Oaks from Blenheim Vineyards. Blenheim is owned by the lead singer from my favorite band, who we will see at Nassau Coliseum next Wednesday. And if you were not sure who I was talking about, it would be Dave Matthews of the Dave Matthews band. Betcha cant guess what I will be listening to during the tasting .
A recap and review of these wines will be up on the blog soon after the event tonight.