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Tuscan Red Win Rosso Di Montalcino Take Finding Vino Toastmaster On An Italian Retreat

Bosco-Rosso-165x618Date of Meeting: August 4, 2015

Name of Red Wine: Red wine called Rosso di Montalcino from the Castiglion Del Bosco winery

Region wine is produced: Tuscan region in the Tuscan hills outside of Florence, Italy

Types of grapes in wine: Sangiovese Grapes

Characteristics of wine

Luscious wine, well-balanced and firmly structured with a delicate bouquet.

Look: Deep ruby red hue

Smell: Scents of cloves, cherries, red plum, strawberry, fig, floral, cinnamon, leather and tobacco

Taste: Fresh fruity flavour of strawberry with a little spiciness, sour red cherries with tea leaf notes

Finish: Long-lingering finish

Food Pairing: Imagine a warm summer evening under the Tuscany stars, a small patio restaurant, red and white checked tablecloth, a glass of ruby, red wine and you’re served with cherry red tomatoes, a delicious cheese and spinach ravioli with Risotto Balls and Antipasto Salad

Red Wine Master: Monica Neville

Foodie: Riz Aseem

Fun South African White Wine Hoity-Toity Rules The Meeting At Finding Vino Toastmasters


Meeting Date: August 4, 2015

Name of White Wine selected:        Hoity-Toity

Region wine is produce:                  Western Cape, South Africa

Types of grapes in wine:                  Chenin Blank and Viognier

Characteristics of wine

The wine opens up to delicate aromas of peach skin fuzz, fresh pineapples, gingersnap and layers of white peach. The mouth is characterized by its fresh, full and creamy texture. The barrel-matured Viognier (Vee-on-yay) weight compliments the ripe tropical fruits, leading to a long, savory aftertaste.

Look:  Golden

Smell:  peach skin fuzz, fresh pineapples, gingersnap and layers of white peach.

Taste :   ripe tropical fruits, leading to a long, savory aftertaste.

Finish – Long

Food Pairing: Indian food

White Wine Master: Ilan Zvickler

Foodie: Bal Bajwa

South African Red Wine Graceland Cabernet Sauvignon Graces Finding Vino Club Meeting

grace-cabsauv[1]Date of Meeting – July 7, 2015
Name of Red Wine selected – Graceland Cabernet Sauvignon
Region wine is produced –  South Africa, Stellenbosch region

Types of grapes in wine – Cabernet Sauvignon with some Merlot grapes

Characteristics of wine

Look – deep cherry red color, burgundy, full bodied,

Smell – Blackberry, ripe plum, tobacco, vanilla

Taste – Ripe black fruits, soft velvety texture, savory spices

Finish – Lingering after-taste, complex flavors, long finish

Food Pairing – Beef roast, beef steak, venison stew, lamb chops, with balsamic reduction, lentil soup, hearty bean dishes, sharp cheeses, almonds, walnuts, dark chocolate, dark fruit cake.
Red Wine Master: Erica Johanson
Foodie: None