Lora and Rob hosted our 3rd Wine Club last night!
It was a wonderful evening. We had such a great time!
As always, I did not take enough photos. I vow to improve.
Lora and Rob chose Rob's favorite wine - Gewurztraminer - for our April Wine selection.
We had 7 to taste and rate last night.
3 were purposefully less-expensive and easy-to-find Gewurz's - we were anxious to see if prices effected our choices.
As always, we did a double blind test with all the wines hidden in the kitchen and brought out one at a time, safely obscured with a numbered bag.
I neglected to take a good photo of the table of delicious food that Lora had prepared for us.
Cheese, vegetables, homemade pesto, fruit salad, etc. etc.
Another hit was Lora's homemade cheesecake (with a hint of Bailey's).
I was obviously too busy eating and chatting to think of the camera.
After the scores were tallied, Rob and Lora unveiled the winners - here they are in order.
The winner (brought by Mike and Mary - AGAIN the winners!) was the Brandborg from Oregon.
The second was, surprisingly, the Fetzer from California. And third was the Vin d'Alsace from France.
I don't often drink Gewurztraminers but I found several I really liked and would love to have again.
My favorite (according to my oh-so-scientific scoring method) was the Fetzer - inexpensive, easy to find, and really good!
Gewurztraminers have a deep, sweet aroma and are great pairings with Asian foods. They're a late harvest grape.
The winners of the glass wine stopper winner gift were Mary and Mike.
Don't let Mary fool you in the photo above - she normally looks like this:
I had a blast seeing Lora and Rob's home - it's decorated beautifully - and snuggling with Addie Grace.
David, well, not as much.
Can you tell which of us is lobbying for a dog?!
A huge thanks to our hosts, Rob and Lora, who I neglected to get a photo of.
I'll be a better photographer next time, I promise.
And speaking of next time - Zinfandels!