Food & Wine – November 2017

The Wines of Italy

Eileen and Geoff were unable to be with us this month as they were attending a family funeral up north.  Jenny Robinson opened the meeting and introduced Michael who was giving a talk about Italian Wine.

Michael spoke about  two white wines from Verona and Lazio and two red wines from Puglia and Sicily.

The first white wine was a Pinot Grigio 2016 which was round and fruity with a typical ‘breadcrust’ aroma, made using grapes from a single vineyard near Verona.   The second white wine was Poggio Verde Frascati Superiore, Pallavicini 2016 DOCG (guaranteed quality) aromatic with good body and fine lasting flavour.

The first red wine was Brindisi Rosso Vigna Flaminio, Valione 2014 from Puglia.  Its clean sweet fruit make it an admirable barbecue wine.  Secondly the red wine Nero d’Avola La Feeria, Sicillia 2016 from Sicily was delightfully fresh and fruity with touches of black pepper and spice.

Michael provided a bottle of each wine for members to taste, the Nero d’Avola La Ferilia proving to be the most popular with the Poggio Verde Frascati Superiore being the next.

Jenny brought us up to date with plans for next month’s meeting which will be a Greek meal and asked for volunteers to make various dishes.  We then broke for refreshments,

The Greek Christmas meal will be at the usual time on 20th December, and please bring your own glasses and cutlery.

Cynthia George