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The Younger Member Forum Tastes the Wines of Germany

On Tuesday I hosted the San Jose Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers  (ASCE) Younger Member Forum.  Civil Engineer and Officer Matt Bower put it simply – “we work on the city’s infrastructure” – from buildings to roads to reservoirs.

That being said, there were some great questions including “what is the soil like in the Nahe region?” – thoughtful questions that we like to hear!  Given the rocky terrain of the region, the soil definitely played a  part in the mineral and slate he tasted in the wine.

The crowd was quite engaged in both the tasting and conversations amongst their peers. Overall a successful event with great folks, great food and great wine.

Here’s the list:

NV Solter Spätburgunder Rosé Deutscher Sekt Brut
Rheingau and Baden, Germany | Pinot Noir

2009 Emrich-Schönleber Riesling QbA Trocken
Nahe, Germany | Riesling

2009 Reinert Wawern Ritterpfad, Riesling Spätlese
Mosel (Saar), Germany | Riesling

2009 König Assmannshausen Höllenberg, Spätburgunder Kabinett Trocken
Rheingau, Germany | Pinot Noir

Wine Tasting for Engineers with Brits Wine

Ten Favorite Wines of 2012

As we count down the days until the new year, many of us begin to self-reflect and  set new goals for the year to come.  My goal next year? Tantalize my palate with new and interesting wines.  In the meantime, let’s celebrate the top 10 I enjoyed throughout the year!

1 |  2003 Opus One  |  Napa Valley, California

2 |  2006 Paradigm Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon  |  Napa Valley, California

3 |  2007 Robert König Assmannshäuser Höllenberg Spätburgunder Spätlese Trocken  |  Rheingau, Germany

4 |  2006 Fiddlehead Cellars Oldsville Reserve Pinot Noir  |  Willamette Valley, Oregon

5 |  2009 Julien Sunier Morgon  |  Beaujolais, France

6 |  2002 Nicolaysen Alisos Vineyard Syrah  |  Santa Barbara, California

7 |  2011 Gerhard Aldinger Untertürkheimer Gips Riesling Trocken  |  Württemberg, Germany

8 |  2010 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose  |  Provence, France

9 |  2005 Schloss Vollrads Riesling Spätlese  |  Rheingau, Germany

10 | Clos Saron Syrah blend  |  Sierra Foothills, California

Next Up, Pinot Showdown Tasting Event

“Burgundy makes you think of silly things: Bordeaux makes you talk about them, and Champagne makes you do them.”-Brillat-Savarin

“Cork dork” sommelier, Chris Potter and myself will be hosting the next wine tasting soiree at Nectar wine lounge next Tuesday, August 28th.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the exquisitely elegant varietal and mingle with other wine lovers.

We will be featuring 5 pinot noirs from across the world. Come identify your true style of pinot, from Burgundy to the Sonoma Coast.  We are excited for this pinot showdown! To RSVP please reserve your tickets here.

2007 Mongeard-Mugneret Bourgogne Passetoutgrain | Pinot Noir | Burgundy, France

2009 Fiddlehead Oldsville Reserve | Pinot Noir | Willamette Valley, Oregon

2009 Prinz Spatburgunder, Trocken | Rheinghau, Germany

2009 Domaine St Nicolas | Pinot Noir | Loire Valley, France

2011 Banshee Pinot Noir | Sonoma, California