Wine:Look at the Legs
Greetings Hamptons MouthPiece Readers….Yesterday, March 10th I had the pleasure to do something that I have never done before and WHOW was it a wonderful experience. My friend Sharon and I took the Ferry from Shelter Island yesterday over to the North Fork and visited Water’s Crest in Cutchogue, NY. When we arrived we were greeted and asked if we would like to have a wine tasting while we waited for everyone to arrive for our Wine Blending event. The answer to that was an absolute YES….since I was the designated driver for the day, my tastings were limited but Sharon was free to enjoy herself. We started with the 2009 Reserve Chardonnay, I am not a fan of Chardonnay but I did like this wine, it was light and fruity and one that I would enjoy drinking. Our 2nd tasting was the New Release “2010 Campania Bianco another Chardonnay, Sharon loved this one, I however preferred the 1st one, it felt a little heavy for me and I like wines that are very light. Our last tasting with the White Wines was the 2010 Dry Riesling…this was my favorite of the 3 and I loved it. It was perfect for me and I am told that it is a perfect pairing with spicy food. I’ll have to write down all these pairings and go onto https://www.wineaccess.com/store/ as well as take a trip to the food store to pair up my wine with food for an at-home taste test!
It was then time for the event and so we were walked to the back where we each were seated next to our partners and we worked in groups. We were given 3 reds that we would be blending.
- 2008 Merlot
- 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin(cs)
- 2007 Cabernet Franc Grand Vin(cf)
There is one weeked left for the LI Wine Fest, might be worth a drive From NYC, The Hamptons or Western LI and even NJ…..For more information about Water’s Crest…click here and for more information and the schedule for the Jazz on the Vine www.liwinterfest.com..Well that was my experience and as always, Hamptons MouthPiece keeping you in the know!