Monday, May 25, 2009

Wine Tasting

On Saturday night a friend and I were having a girls night and decided to try some wine that was recommended by a helpful employee at the local wine shop. Our meal was grilled Mexican chicken with a black bean salad. We were recommended a Chenin Blanc, and a Vouvray. The first wine we tried was Biltmore Estate's 2007 Chenin Blanc. This wine is a sweet wine that most recomend for dessert or sipping however, the sweet flavors of pineapple, banana, pears, and spices make this a fresh and fruity wine that is a great accompaniment to spicy foods. If you are able to find a bottle of this, give it a try. The 2007 Vouvray from Bougrier Depuis is very similar to the Chenin Blanc (duh, same grape) but the flavors of the two differ greatly. The Vouvray is more melon, peach and grapefruit. These are two wines that I would definitely try again and would also recommend to those who do not really like wine as the sweetness helps these goes down smooth.

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