I'm no wine snob, I don't know a whole lot about different wines, only what I like and don't like. I've read a bit about them, so there are some facts and trivia that I know, but that's pretty much it. Well, the restaurant on the airport invited us to a six course wine tasting meal. Rich doesn't drink, so they pulled out some nice sparkling cider for him, and we got a nice date out of it.
I have lost the sheet of paper with the wine list on it, but they were all very nice wines, and I got to learn quite a bit about wine and how the food paired with it changes the flavor. The only wine I wasn't really keen on was the Sauvignon Blanc, but I don't generally like those anyway, and it was much better than expected and drinkable.
I had seconds on the Gewurztraminer with the clam chowder and thirds after the meal was over. One of the reds was a blend of six or nine red wines, and you tasted a different wine depending on which food you were eating. The port at the end was served with a divine creme brulee, and both were extraordinary.
We had the Gewurztraminer with the clam chowder, the Sauvignon Blanc with a spinach salad with candied walnuts and dried cranberries, a Riesling (Pacific Rim something or other, I wish I could find the wine sheet) with chicken sate on fried rice sticks (it was too salty, but the peanut sauce was perfect), the blended red - Jess Red - with asparagus in a lemon sauce and a bit of rice pilaf, a gorgeous Merlot with pork tenderloin served on spiced apple rings with a creamy rosemary sauce over it and the creme brulee with the Port. It was a lovely meal and a nice time.
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