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We've moved it up a day this week to give you time to prepare for Mother's Day!  This week we will be joined once again by Mr. Ken Loren, representative for Kysela Importers.  From the hours of 4:30-7:30 PM, we will be sampling four of his finest wines at the best prices.  Now's your chance to experience Mr. Loren's courteousness and professionalism if you've missed him in the past!


Our first wine is an excellent German white, Hahn Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling-

Hähn Piesporter Michelsberg Riesling
Coming from the region around the village of Piesport in the Mosel valley, the grapes for this wine were grown in slate soil, which is typical for the Mosel area and provides a unique minerality. The harmonious climate, warm summers and mild winters promote a long growing season providing fine fruit with balancing acidity and low alcohol.


TASTINGNOTE:
This wine appears fruit forward, light bodied and easy sipping with light effervecense. It is a wonderful summer sipper or aperitif wine.
It will also accompany most light seafood, poultry and veal dishes.


The second wine we will be featuring is a nice white Spanish wine, Placio De Bornos-

 

An outstanding example of Sauvignon Blanc from the Reuda region.  This Spanish wine is taut, lithe and herbal with a keen stiletto of acidity that vibrates through the center of the wine.


For our third wine, we will be tasting a fine French red, Chateau de Segries Lirac-

Henri de Lanzac, the new proprietor of Château de Ségriès, bought the property four and half years ago and has made significant improvements in the wine quality. With the help of his cousin, Christophe Delorme of Domaine de la Mordorée, the wines have become more focused. Aside of the wines listed, Henri produces a particularly powerful Tavel with loads of fruit and body.   Rated an 87 by Robert Parker Jr., this wine possesses tannin and structure, excellent purity, abundant fruit, and a spicy, cherry-dominated personality.


Finally, for our fourth wine, we will be sampling an excellent Argentine wine, Casa de Tango Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon-

This reserve wine is estate bottled and was produced with grapes from 45 year old vines that contribute to its excellent aging, great intensity, richness and concentration.  It exhibits flavors of plum, spice and cherry, marked by hints of tobacco and pepper.


As always, all of the above listed wines will be offered at a 10% discount during the tasting hours of 4:30-7:30 PM, this Friday, May 9th.  If you've missed Mr. Loren's tastings in the past, be sure not to pass him up this time!!  If you're looking for quality wines at reasonable prices, then look no further!!  They're right here!

Hope to see you Friday!

(There will be a separate beer tasting on Saturday, email to follow.)

 

Sincerely,

 

The Grape Expectations Staff

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