Monday, September 17, 2012

We have a winner!

Autumn is right around the corner, which brings us to the end of the beloved Summer of Riesling. We ended the season with the battle royale of Rieslings, pitting Matt Berson, from Love and Squalor (Oregon), vs. Brennon Leighton, from Efeste (Washington), last Friday evening. And the winner is......


Despite the home court advantage, the jovial Matt Berson put up a good fight, and things did get a little rambunctious on the palate! 

The first course :::
2007 Chehalem Riesling Dry, Reserve (Oregon)
2011 Tempus Cellars Riesling Evergreen Vineyard (Washington)
Ho Fun Rolls
Scallop Satay

The second course :::
2009 Lemelson Riesling, Dry (Oregon)
2011 Owen Roe Riesling DuBrul Vineyard (Washington)
Satay Bebek
Vietnamese Papaya Salad with Prawns

The third course :::
2011 Love & Squalor Riesling (Oregon)
2011 Efeste Riesling Evergreen Vineyard (Washington)
Seabass (certified sustainable) with green mango
Wild Ginger Fragrant Duck
Sichuan Green Beans

The fourth Course :::
2011 Brooks Riesling Late Harvest, Tethys
2009 Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Riesling Eroica
Season fruit shortcake infused with sichuan peppercorn and lemongrass syrup

To celebrate, for the duration of one month, the 2011 Efeste Evergreen Vineyard Riesling will be featured on the glass pour list at Wild Ginger, as well as Wild Ginger at the Bravern, and The Triple Door.


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