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Wine 101

All You Need To Know For Selecting Wines


Presented by Tina Silverberg
Corporate Sommelier
Senior Beverage Operations Specialist
Legal Sea Foods
9/27/2016
The American Wine Market
World’s Largest Consumer of Wine
Hot Trends
Rosé
Sparkling Wine
Sauvignon Blanc
Lighter, Fruity Reds
Wines from Spain
PRIVATE DINING WINE LIST
Our Corporate Sommelier is available to assist with wine selections.

Sparkling
Prosecco, Jeio, NV 39

The Wine List Cremant de Bourgogne, JCB Brut Rosé, NV


Champagne, Taittinger, “La Francaise” Brut, NV
Champagne, Veuve Clicquot Rosé, NV
Champagne, Laurent-Perrier, Vintage
42
55
79
95

White

Reading the Wine List Chardonnay, Bartinney


Chardonnay, Sonoma-Cutrer “Russian River Ranches”
Stellenbosch
Sonoma Coast
39
45
Chardonnay, Ramey Cellars Russian River Valley 55

Popular Grape Varietals Chardonnay, Cakebread


Chardonnay, Mayacamas
Pouilly-Fuisse, Domaine Ferret
Napa Valley
Mt. Veeder
Macon
59
65
59
Sauvignon Blanc, Southern Right Walker Bay 35

Classic Growing Regions Sauvignon Blanc, Joseph Phelps


Sauvignon Blanc, Cloudy Bay
Sancerre, Roland Tissier
Napa Valley
Marlborough
Loire Valley
49
52
48
Pinot Grigio, Terlato Friuli 39

Discovery Options Pinot Grigio, Santa Margherita


Pinot Gris, Trimbach Reserve
Valdadige
Alsace
49
39
Riesling, J.J. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett Mosel 45

Rosé
Dry Rosé, Caves d’Esclans “Whispering Angel” Provence 45

Red
Pinot Noir, DeLoach “Block 1950” Sonoma Coast 39
Pinot Noir, Elk Cove Vineyards Willamette Valley 42
Pinot Noir, Hamilton Russell Vineyards Hemel-en-Aarde 49
Pinot Noir, FEL Anderson Valley 55
Pinot Noir, EnRoute “Les Pommiers” Russian River Valley 60
Chianti Classico, Querceto Toscana 35
Syrah, Tulip Winery “Reserve” Upper Galilee 55
Malbec, Alcanza Mendoza 39
Malbec, Vina Cobos “Bramare” by Paul Hobbs Lujan de Cuyo 65
Merlot, Stags’ Leap Winery Napa Valley 49
Cabernet Sauvignon, Buehler Napa Valley 49
Cabernet Sauvignon, Sequoia Grove Napa Valley 55
Cabernet Sauvignon, Jordan Alexander Valley 75
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chappellet “Signature” Napa Valley 89
Meritage Blend, Overture by Opus One Napa Valley 145
Wine Body
White
Light Pinot Grigio, Muscadet, Riesling, Albarino
Medium Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc
Full Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer

Red
Light Pinot Noir, Beaujolais
Medium Chianti Classico, Syrah, Merlot, Malbec
Full Cabernet Sauvignon, Meritage Blend
Factors Contributing to Price
Supply & Demand
Manner of Production
Small, family owned property vs. large company
Region of Production
Cost of Land & Labor
Napa Valley vs. Up-and-Coming Region
Cost of Materials
Aging in Oak Barrels
Selecting Wine For Events
Traditional: White & Red Options
Don’t Forget about Rosé!
Enhancing with: Champagne, Sparkling Wine, Dessert Wine
How Many Options to Feature
Range of Price Points
Minding Budget Constraints
Maximizing Food & Beverage Minimums
Food & Wine Pairing
Steps to a Balanced Pairing
Light with Light, Medium with Medium, Full with Full
Be Mindful of Cooking Preparation
Versatility- Pairing with a Wide Range of Dishes
What Grows Together Goes Together
Perfect Pairings
Protein Types of Wine
Raw Shellfish Sparkling Wine, Muscadet
Shrimp, Scallops Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
Lobster Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay
Salmon Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Swordfish Syrah, Malbec
Tuna Steak Malbec, Red Blends
Chicken/Turkey Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Pork Pinot Noir, Syrah
Lamb Italian Red, Cabernet Sauvignon
Beef Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Blends
Fruit-Based Dessert Moscato d'Asti, Sauternes
Chocolate Dessert Late Bottled Vintage Port, Tawny Port
Special Tasting Experiences
Beverage Themes
Around the World
Discovery Wines
Comparative Tasting
Reception with Featured Wine Station
Seated Tasting Prior to Dinner
Wine Dinner Experience
Now We Get to Taste!!
Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand
Chardonnay from South Africa
Pinot Noir from California
Malbec from Argentina

Appearance
Aromas
Flavors
Finish
Questions
Any questions are welcome!