Sergeant Pepper

 
When: Thursday, August 30
Time: 6:00 pm TO 7:30 pm
Where: Milwaukee

ADDRESS: Bacchus Restaurant, 925 Wells St.

COST: $30 per person

REGISTRATION: Please call 414-765-1166 or email PatrickErdman@bartolottas.com. Credit card number of people attending required at time of registration. On the night of the tasting, please check in at the restaurant front desk to confirm your attendance.

 

Their ubiquity in daily culinary life betrays their exotic origins—as well as their keys to an inner sanctum of the world of wine.

There are the those that are spices. Black, like white, is the dried fruit of a tropical vine native to India. Capsicum, also called chili or red, is the dried fruit of New World relatives of the tomato. And there are those that are vegetables. The sweet or bell is a mild variety of the mostly pungent species of Capsicum.

All of these are, of course, peppers. Whether spices or vegetables, the aromatic and flavor  qualities of peppers are diagnostic and hypnotic characteristics of many fine wines. Most notably, those made with Syrah from the Rhone Valley, Cabernet Franc from the Loire Valley and Grüner Veltliner from the Wachau Valley.

Why do peppers speak through these specific grapes? And why grapes from these specific terroirs? And what so they want to say to us?

Join us as we explore the wines of the Rhone and Loire Valleys of France, and of the Wachau Valley of Austria. And discover how Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Grüner Veltliner wines from these regions compare to wines made with these grapes from other wine regions of the world.  

 

Wines to be tasted:

2016 Gobelsburg Steinsetz Grüner Veltliner $32.99

2016 Veyder Malberg Hochrain Grüner Veltiner $69.99

2016 Johann Grüner Veltliner Oregon $29.99

2015 Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux $28.99

2013 Breton Bourgueil Les Perrières $42.99

2015 Batic Cabernet Franc Slovenia $36.99

2014 Becheras Saint-Joseph $29.99

2016 Saint Cosme Cote Rotie $74.99

2014 Vincent Paris Cornas la Geynalel $69.99

& a bonus wine for those who come early!

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