It’s that time of year… The end. We had a memorable year in our tastings. The “Collector’s” tastings are still hovering in our minds. We don’t name drop so please review our tastings. January & March tastings brought us wines that made fulfill items to the “bucket list”.
As Wine Club Miami created an evening of fine dining and entertainment, we selected wines that would recap our year. Let’s face it, a year of snubbing the wine and saying, “it’s ok” to what people would hardly have a chance to drink (limited production) comes to pause as we mostly enjoy the time with family and friends.
Tuyo allowed us to start gathering in their Wine/Cooking Theater. We sipped on Piper-Heidsieck Magnums and sampled Hors d’oeuvres. Wesley Castellanos thanked the club for a stupendous 2013 year and began his swan dance. Following the gratitude, Wesley announced Stephen Gamson as the new president for Wine Club Miami 2014.
Stephen Gamson is an individual who does not shy away from letting the club know what his wine & food palette desires. He has been with the club for many years and will partake in an active role as President.
Chef Norman Van Aken of Tuyo and the club met prior to assure the dishes and wines complimented each other…
We paired our appetizers with a 2010 William Fevre Chablis les Lys. This wine was delicate with a taste of minerals that exemplified the chardonnay notes. By know you should know what a French Chardonnay should provide.
The main course was paired with the Rivietto Barolo ’09. Even though it was extremely young and tight, it softened the powerful flavors of the main.
We drank the Barolo into our desserts which the chocolate mousse or flan was a great match.
The President Gamson elect hosted an after hours event for the club.
Wine Club Miami wishes you all a happy holiday season and please drink wine like it is the last day on earth.