Wed 30 Sep 2009
Back at work after ten days visiting wineries in Austria and Italy. I’ll be posting details about those visits soon. Now I’m a bit busy resuming Wine Tuesdays, the weekly wine tasting event I do at my place, Oak Wine Bar.
Every Tuesday I pick a theme based on a grape variety; a wine region; a particular winery or anything that I wake up in the mood for. Then I go on to select the wines I’ll present. As I taste them beforehand, I start to think of what would be nice to eat with it, and I create a little tasting menu to complement the wines.
What intrigues me is how beautiful it is to stop everything and pay attention to the sensations one experience from all the different flavors that emerge from a glass of wine. As we begin to toss up ideas as to what is going on the palate and mind, it inevitably creates this energy that reminds me why I love this event so much.