Old World vs New World – Blind Tasting (Part-4): Up to this point we have spent a little over 90 minutes tasting 6 different wines from various regions across the globe. Now, it all leads up to this – two more reds in what’s being called the “mystery grape.” This time, we are left to smell, taste and decide for ourselves what the grape varietal is. I’m a far cry from being the perfect wine critic, that much I know. But for some reason I’m feeling pretty good about this. Continue reading
Old World vs New World – Blind Tasting (Part-3): Time now to bring out wines 5 and 6, two more reds both are deeper in color than wines 3 and 4. Not quite a solid purple, but definitely more body than that of the Pinot experienced earlier. My mind has already gravitated towards the varietals of Syrah, Zinfandel, or possibly Malbec. Continue reading
Old World vs New World – Blind Tasting (Part-2):
Next we moved on to wines 3 and 4, two unknown reds with a medium-bodied appearance and higher than average transparency level. Early guesses based on looks alone have me thinking along the lines of Grenache, Pinot Noir or possibly a Primitivo. Continue reading
Old World vs New World – Blind Tasting (Part-1):
To get things started, two unknown chilled whites were poured. Both had the visual appearance of a light, crisp light-bodied wine with very slight coloration. At first glance, I’d say these wines were either Pinot Gris/Grigio or possibly a Chenin or Sauvignon Blanc. Continue reading
Charlotte, NC – On Saturday, March 9, 2013 I attended a blind wine tasting class sponsored by Charlotte’s Total Wine & More store #613. Located at the corner of Ballantyne Commons Parkway and Providence Road in the Promenade on Providence Shopping Center, this blind tasting class featured eight (8) different wines broken down in to four (4) separate categories.