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Monday, September 26, 2011

Wine Club - Chianti

Ah, Wine Club. 
I have to admit I love the people and the food possibly even more than the wine.
This past weekend was no exception.
What a great evening!

Vinita and Greg hosted the Wine Club and we sampled Chiantis and delicious Italian food.

As always, my photos don't do the wonderful food justice.
I absolutely loved the dishes Vinita and Greg shared.

I could live on this olive bread.

Toasted baguettes were served with mildly sweetened ricotta (not shown) and Nutella (typical in Italy).  And soooo yummy.

The Chiantis were actually really good. 
I was sure they were all going to be heavy and very dry and I was surprised at the variety in the 6 wines we sampled.
Vinita shared some facts about Chiantis with us.
They sampled several while they were in Italy .
Chianti Classico Reserva are apparently the best with Chianti Classico also highly considered.
Chiantis come from a region in Tuscany.

David and me

Some of the ladies

And the winners were...

#1 Cecchi Chianti Classico
#2 Castello D'Albola Chianti Classico 2007
#3 Castello Chianti Classico D'Albola 2006

Jan and Roger were the big winners last night receiving a church key and wine stopper set.

A fantastic evening with fantastic people.


Brandi said...

looks like you had such a nice evening with friends.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Bonnie!!!! Y'all have too much dang fun. I want to join your club, I tell ya!

Kristen said...

That looks like so much fun! I am drooling over the pasta!!! And a night without kids looks great too, not that I don't love, love, love my boys but a night out with just my most handsome one would be great!

Paula said...

The food looks divine and it's so nicely presented. Glad you had a fun evening with your friends!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What could be better than an Italian evening :)