Another great wine dinner at the Buzz on March 12, Tuesday, and then repeated on March 13, Wednesday. Italian Wine Dinner and some scrumptious entrees along with the wines. The wine pictured here, 2010 Montepulciano Cantina was but one of the selections for the event. This wine went very well with the light spice of the Italian Sausage Soup. It countered, without over powering, the soup. Great paring! I score this an  out of . And Paul presented one awesome Merlot before the party started. A 2010 Luna Merlot from the North Coast. 14.1% alcohol.  $16.00. I went back for more! Here are the other entrees and the wines. Enjoy!! (Left-Click to see an enlarged view.)
March 3 found us at the Quarterly Wine Dinner at the Buzz and what a delightful dinner and wine. We gave Cristi some wine for her birthday and she said she was going to share it with everyone at this dinner. We brough her some more just so she would not run out. Pictured here is one of the Ridge Vineyards that we brought her. And along with a great selection of wines that she and Paul Colwell selected, Cristi prepared a fantastic dinner. Here is what we had. Enjoy!
With this appetizer we had –
2009 Mosen Cleto Crianza which went best with the shrimp.
Both of these wines were excellent and each one went very well with the appetizer.
2011 Zonin Montepulciano D’Abruzzo. This tended to accentuate the spice in the soup.
2011 Matchbox Old Head Chardonnay. Great with the green pepper. Both of these wines were too close to call a winner.
2010 Bastide De Beauvert Cotes du Rhone
Both of these wines went very well with this dish. Both are very well balanced.
NV Shingleback Black Bubbles. Best with the tart.
Such a great evening. If you can you should really try to attend these Quarterly Wine Dinners. Cristi and crew, Tommy, Austin, and Bailey, along with Paul do a great job!! Thank-You. And I’m not sure I came up with which wine was better. It was a close tie.