“Thank you!” and “Cheers!” to everyone who visited our Wine and Chocolate event on February 10.
We had a great time while investigating how chocolate influences the taste of certain wines. Our neighbors lent a hand; The Chocolate Mill supplied the excellent 58% Belgian chocolate bits, and Samantha’s Cafe prepared the divine salmon mousse appetizers and pastry assortment.
Our colleagues at Lisa’s Wine Intro have organized their own observations into a set of handy blog posts. Have a look and use Lisa’s notes for more home “Do It Yourself” wine and chocolate projects.
For many of us, choosing among wines is a challenge.
For others, it’s as natural as choosing among water, milk or iced tea with a meal. How can it be so easy for some and so difficult for the rest of us?
Is it a set of rules? You may have heard that, “Red wine goes with red meat, white wine goes with fish …” Such a rule ignores your preferences, your recipes and your experience.
Is it natural ability? Do some people have more perceptive palates? We don’t think that accounts for much. What about practice? Practice works for math, sports, music, drawing … cooking. How does one practice wine selection? We recommend a three-part approach.
If we had to pick only one long weekend to visit Glens Falls, September 22-25 would be THE ONE. The weather is cool, we have special events to celebrate art, music, hot air ballooning and food … all in a beautiful setting.
Balloon Fest Party
Thursday, September 22
6:00 PM -8:30 PM
Downtown Glens Falls is having a huge block party with an array of cool classic cars, live bands including Bobby Dick & The Sundowners, hot air balloon baskets & burners and fireworks. Shops & restaurants will be open to welcome you.
The “The Band” Band
Friday, September 23, 8:00PM
Charles R. Wood Theater
Thirteenth Annual “Colors of Fall”
Saturday, September 24
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Crandall Park by the pond
Nearly 40 art and craft vendors,
Live locally-grown music,
Chinese auction of fantastic artwork,
Story time and fall craft,
Spin art and face painting,
Mums and miniature pumpkins for sale, and
A visit from Darkstar Ballooning with a basket demonstration.
Color and clarity: Straw to pale green, clear. Nose: Lemon and cream Palate: Creamy taste and refreshing acidity. Finish: Lemon and cream again, medium length, clean. Food: This wine is refreshing enough to enjoy on its own. At the table, pair with light fish or seafood that’s not briny.
About Rich’s notes: Rich’s notes are not fancy, nor do they bestow wines with personalities. Rich’s notes are about how the wine tastes … to Rich. Taste is personal and every honest impression is correct.