Two Wine Events And A Cold

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A couple of weekends ago I attended two nice wine events. On Saturday I attended a rundraiser for Wheeling Forward, an organization that helps people with disabilities that was held at City Winery at 155 Varick Street and featured over a hundred wines donated for the event. Sundays event was the Grand Tasting which was part of a week long food and wine festival sponsored by Westchester Magazine with the wines provided for by Zacheys wine shop located in Scarsdale. The event was held at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in White Plains and featured many local restaurants serving bites of food and much good juice. The problem was that I had a massive head cold and my palate was shot. I mean completely shot, I couldn’t smell anything, all aromas were closed down which meant that white wines tasted flat and red wines tasted like bitter cherries. Everything tasted the same. At both events I ended up drinking sparking wines because the bubbles at least made the juice interesting. At the Westchester event that included:

Gosset Brut Excellence NV

Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut NV

2006 Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque

2002 Dom Ruinart

Henroit Souverain Brut NV

Barons de Rothschild Brut NV

Chateau de L’Aulee Brut Intense NV

2013 Chateau Miraval Cotes de Provence Rosé

2010 Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs

Roederer Estate Brut NV Brut Prestige NV

2011 Raventos I Blanc De Nit Cava Rosé

Ferrari Brut NV

Berlucchi Cuvee 61 Rosé NV

It was an interesting weekend in learning on how much the ability to pick up aromas affected how wine tastes.


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