2010 Tasting Calendar

Jean's Pacific Northwest Tasting in February was a definite crowd pleaser, and a great start to our 2010 Tastings.    The Pinot Noir and Riesling wines from Oregon and Washington were delicious paired with Citrus Baked Salmon, apple walnut endive salad, mushroom risotto, mushroom almond pate, and miniature pecan tassies.  The Greek Wine Tasting in March found us tasting varietals we had not previously tried, such as Vilana, Mandilaria, and Savatiano grapes from Crete and Santorini, and Ionian Islands.  April's tasting included the favorite sweet wine of Moscato and Moscato D'Asti with more desserts than any one person should ever indulge. Delicious!  Check out the photo gallery from the South American Tasting which included flashing flowers and pinatas! June's tasting began with adorable chicken pot pies and ended with huckleberry bon-bons while we sipped our Organic Wines.  Fall began with a journey back to Germany as we tasted favorites such as Black Tower Rivaner and Carl Reh Piesporter Goldtropfchen while enjoying "farewell to summer" picnic food.  October was a spooktacular tasting of Vampire Pinot Grigio, Robert Mondavi's Spellbound, and a Zombie Zin with a finish that never dies, and stuffed peppers carved as jack-o-lanterns.  Our wine bottles even wore costumes!  Anita's Italian Wine (fondue) Tasting began with a cheese fondue that included vegetables, bread, and apples for dipping...next was the beef fondue with three different dipping sauces...followed by a chocolate fondue with strawberries, apples, and pound cake for dipping...Delizioso.  Our December tasting was held once again at Balzano's.  We wrapped up our fourth year of spectacular tastings by sipping on our favorite wines of 2010. 

January - N/A

February - Jean (Pacific Northwest)

March - Laura (Greece)

April - Jill (Moscato)

May - Melissa (South America)

June - Terena (Organic)

July - TBD

August - Janice (favorites)

September - Ruth (German Tasting)

October - Janice (Halloween)

November - Anita (Italian Fondue)

December - 2010 Favorites