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Wine Guru Talks 2013 Trends

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In an interview with yumsugar.com, Ray Isle – executive editor of Food & Wine Magazine – discusses what’s trending this year in grapes and regions in addition to where you can get the most bang for your buck.

Right now, Isle said that Riesling seems to be the wine of the moment. “It’s going gangbusters.” He’s also keeping a look out for what the next Riesling may be. His call is Muscadet. Also hot right now is Beaujolais – especially Cru Beaujolais.

Isle talked about another trend in California called the small producer movement where younger producers are “making unusual grape varieties.”  These varieties “aren’t like the cult Cabernets of the past that sold out,” Isle said. These wines can be shipped, but are much easier to get if you live in California.

Isle’s advice for “bang for your buck” is a wine mostly thought of as extremely high end- Bordeaux. He explains that the affordable Bordeaux varieties never used to be good, but now you can get “some spectacular wines” for $25 per bottle.

Ray_IsleRead the full article here to see what else Ray Isle had to say!

September 27 Wine Dinner Menu

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THE CARLTON MARCHESI ANTINORI ESTATES
Wine Dinner Menu

With Niccolo Maltinti, U.S. Commercial Director
and Brand Ambassador, Marchesi Antinori
Culinary offerings by Mark Swomley
Thursday, September 27, 2012 – 6:30PM

 $129 per person excluding Tax & Gratuity

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HARAS de PIRQUE ESTATE CHILE SAUVIGNON BLANC’10

SHRIMP SALAD
Chilled Shrimp, Baby Spinach, Mandarin Oranges, Strawberry,

Almonds, Honey Dijon Vinaigrette, Balsamic Syrup

ANTICA NAPA CHARDONNAY’10
CASTELLO delle SALA CERVARO UMBRIA CHARDONNAY’09

LOBSTER POPOVER
Roast Lobster, creamy Bechamel and Whipped Carrot in crisp Pastry.

Served with Shellfish Bisque and Fingerling Potatoes

LA BRACCESCA BRAMASOLE CORTONA SYRAH’07

PRUNOTTO MOMPERTONE MONFERRATO’09

GRILLED LAMB GNOCCHI
Wood grilled Lamb Loin, Roast Tomatoes, Spinach, Ricotta Gnocchi,

Cabernet Glaze, Parmesan Cheese and Caramelized Onion Cream

TIGNANELLO’08

COL SOLARE COLUMBIA VALLEY’07

FILET MIGNON
Served with Short Rib-Pancetta Strudel, Fall Vegetables,

Wild Mushroom Demi Glaze and Roast Garlic Aioli

CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE COLUMBIA VALLEY  “COLD CREEK”
RIESLING’11
 

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE TART
With fresh Berries

Marchesi Antinori Wine Dinner – Sep 27

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Please join us for a Blockbuster Wine Dinner on Thursday, September 27 when we welcome host Niccolo Maltinti to present the wines from the estate vineyards of Marchesi Antinori!

The Antinori family has been involved in the production of wine for over six centuries! Under the three guiding principles of tradition, passion and intuition, the family has put their hearts and souls into their wine for 26 continuous generations. Today, Antinori is among the world leaders in the industry with estate vineyards throughout Italy, in Napa and Columbia Valley’s in the United States and in Maipo, Chile.

Come compare and contrast some of the Antinori family’s highest rated wines from all over the world! We hope to see you! To view the menu, click here. Reserve table here.