Sunday, February 10, 2013

pearls before swine

I just got back from a very glamourous multi-day wine event in North Carolina - it was a wine auction called the triangle wine experience. Let me just say I was treated to some pretty amazing southern hospitality as well as some wines that were far outta my league hence the title of this blog post!! ... boy do those folks know how to throw a party - I was invited by Rock Star Chef Ashley Christensen and she hosted my winemaker diner at Poole's - she totally knocked it out of the park with the pairings... I'm sorry I have NO photos!! so lame given all the beauty that was around me...

so just three exaples of things I ate and drank that should set the stage for how things rolled over the last 5 days --

Pulled pork and '96 Margaux

Fried Chicken and '03 Dom Perignon

Mac, Cheese topped with Shaved Perigord Truffle and '88 Krug

I got to Raleigh wed in the evening and just got home and I pretty much ate and drank the entire time.. I did sneak in two work outs and tried not to eat too much... but I'm definitely back on the wagon now that I'm home!!


these people don't mess around!  there was a party hosted at a private home  the sushi that was being made there in front of us didn't stop all night! and these were just some of wines from friday night -- I was WAY out of my league but trying to not drink too much and pay attntion to all thee amazing once in a life time wines and learn as much as I could!! I had so much fun with these super nice folks and was honored to be included.

2011 Julian Haart Oghlisberg Riesling (I was VERY inspired by this wine)
2000 Pavie
2001 Torbreck Runrig (1.5L)
1995 Pegau CR (6L)
1994 Chapoutier Pavillon Hermitage (6L)
1990 Latour
1900 Joseph Roty Charmes Chambertin
2001 Usseglio Cuvee de Mon Aieul

1 comment:

Cecelia (CC) said...

We ADORE you Clare and it was so heart warming to welcome you to our town. Thank you for coming! The daffodils look a little forlorn now that you're gone.