In spite of all the troubles this past month or so for Cristi, this was an exceptional Wine Club Dinner. (And all for $15 per person!!) Cristi had some superb support – Paul Colwell from BRJ Distributors did a great job in matching the wines with the dinner. And Peggy Hands-Behrens did an awesome job in finding the menu ingredients and preparing this feast. Thank-You both for helping Cristi.
With that in mind ….. The wines that Paul choose went well with the dinner. Cristi’s Choice, not chosen by Paul, was a malbec from Bodega Elena from Mendoza. A good red from the 2011 vintage with an alcohol level of 14.5. A little hot, but good. I rated this red an  out of . You can get a bottle for $11.00. Here is what else we had. Enjoy! Left-Click any of these photos to see enlarged.
Pan Con Palta
An avocado breakfast dish in Chili. I don’t particularly care for avocado, but Peggy did a great job with this.
2012 Arenal Artnot Carmenere
14.0% alc. One of the better wines of the evening. Went very well with the avocado and the olives.  $13.00
(Robin and I both liked this appetizer. She even made it for breakfast this morning using Acme Bake Shop Sourdough.)
(This was a great salad.)
2011 Tabali Sauvignon Blanc
13.5% alc. Hints of celery, cedar. The cilantro in the salad overpowered the wine.  $14.00
South American Shrimp Soup
(I really liked this soup!)
2011 Iyzaguerre Cab/Merlot Blend
13.5% alc. full bodied and went well with the soup.  $12.00
2011 Tabali Chardonnay
13.5% alc. butter scotch and lemon. Not my favorite. I don’t think it went with the chicken.  #15.00
Torta De Hojas
(A good and different dessert.)
2011 Tabali Cab/Syrah
14.5% alc. French oak. full bodied and a great ending to the evening
As you can see, this was a great dinner and some great wines to go with it. If I were to give this event a rating, it would easily be 4 1/2 Stars out of 5. It was that good and the “Step Up Help” did an awesome job. I can not emphasize that enough. Thank-You one and all. Here are some of the wines that were served tonight.
Joesph Geist brought this to share.
These were Cristie’s Choice.
These were some of the wines that were served with dinner.