Monday, December 21, 2009

Grape of the Night

Last tuesday night was Grape of the Night. Once a month wine-oh's converge into Mary's Wine-Oh Wine Store in Cocoa Beach, Florida for Grape of the Night. Each person/couple brings a bottle of wine that corresponds to the chosen grape of the night. Mary picks the grape of the night each month. We have done Zinfandel, Bordeaux, Cabs from Napa vs. Cabs from Sonoma. This month we did not have a specific grape. It was bring your favorite bottle night. We had everything from champagne to a 1988 Bordeaux to a 1977 port. Here are some pictures from the event. The first picture is of all the wines we tried that night.

There was some nice food at the event as well. Here is a picture of that.
I brought the chocolate covered pretzel sticks for a holiday looking dessert.

Here are some pictures of the different bottles. The first is a 1988 Chateau Margaux. A very nice aged Bordeaux. Just putting this wine into google shows that it can sell between $200.00 to $300.00 dollars a bottle. The second picture is of a 1989 Bordeaux called Chateau Malescot St. Exupery. I was only like 6 and 7 years old when these wines were bottled. That just boggles my mind.

Finally, we ended upon a very nice port. A port from 1977. That is even before my time. Here is a picture of that port in the decanter and its bottle.

It turned out to be a lovely evening. I will be excited to see what grape we pick for January.

1 comment:

  1. The next Grape of the Night tasting is Wed.Jan 13th at 6:30pm and the grape/wine choice is old world Rhone/new world Rhone style blends.
    These can be from any country but should be in the traditional Rhone style, meaning: Grapes such as Syrah, Grenache, Mouvedre, Cinsault, Counoise, Viognier, ect.