I suppose that I’m running the serious risk of becoming a walking virtual billboard for Teikoku at this point, but I’ve got yet another wine tasting event of theirs to plug here on 1WineDude.com.
So sue me – if I’m going to plug something, it might as well be something good, right?
Anyway, Teikoku (located just outside of Philly) will be having another wine tasting on the deck on August 14 at 5:30 PM ET. Details are below.
I don’t yet know what vino Heather is bringing, or what Iron Chef Iinuma is whipping up, but both of them are top-notch and in my book have built up a serious track record of quality, so I doubt very much that you’d be disappointed by this event…
5492 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 19073
Thursday August 14, 2008 – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. An evening of wine on the deck with Heather Wright, wine educator and consultant from Cellar Door Imports. We will be featuring some new, off the beaten path pours along with small bites from Executive Chef Takao Iinuma to compliment them.
$35 per person all inclusive; Space is limited, reserve now.
(images: courtesy of Sugendran.net)
This past Friday, at about 2AM, I was driving back home after a long day, a great Mexican dinner with some foodie friends, and a very fun gig with my band in downtown West Chester.
I was stopped about halfway home, on backroads, by a police sobriety checkpoint.
Had I been drinking that night? Well… duh…!
Did I drink responsibly, ending my alcohol intake hours before I had planned to head home after the gig? Yep.
Did I ‘pass’ this sobriety checkpoint?
Of course, I ‘passed’ the sobriety checkpoint, thanks to my tried-and-true, never-fail, guaranteed-to-work or your-money-back 3 Rules for Passing Sobriety Checkpoints.
Today, free of charge, I’m going to share my 3 Rules with you…!
The 1WineDude.com 3 Rules for Passing Sobriety Checkpoints:
- Don’t be drunk.
- Be Sober.
- Don’t be ‘Not-sober’.
There you have it! Simple, straight-forward, and guaranteed-to-work – or your money back!
For more on responsible wine-drinking, see these previous 1WineDude.com articles:
Have a happy – and responsibly safe! – Monday.
(images: www.flickr.com/photos/stacylynn, timeinc.net)
The BinEndsWine.com twitter live Spanish wine tasting event turned out to be quite a lot of fun. Hopefully some of you got to follow along on-line!
Never mind that my party messed up the order of the whites – it doesn’t change anything that we ‘tweeted’ but it did probably confuse a few people in twitter-land. We were too buzzed to care, though…
I had originally hoped to include commentary directly from the twitter submissions, but there were just too many responses to be able to do this. So instead I thought I concentrate on what I (and my tasting partners-in-crime – Sugendran from WCDish.com & Heather Wright from Cellar Door Imports) thought to be the best wines of the night:
- Best White: Pazo de Senorans Albarino 2007 – Take a grapefruit, stuff it with peach, soak it in alcohol, and sprinkle almond on top. Viola, you’ve got Pazo de Senorans Albarino 2007! This wine is absolutely killer, and the finish will kick your butt with tasty citrus for several minutes.
- Best Red: Bodegas Mustiguillo “Mestizajes” 2005 – Heck of a lot of acidity for a red. It’s all Southern Rhone on the nose, but without the mousy-ness. It’s partially tank aged, with some of the wine seeing French oak barrels. Any way you slice it, the red fruits are balanced so well that this wine is a total steal for the $15 price tag.
So there you have it – some very tasty wines and a great deal of electronic cross-continent comradarie via twitter. I’m looking forward to doing this again!
Alright folks – here’s the last update from me pestering you about joining the twitter tasting event tonight (I promise)! Next time I touch on this topic will be to deliver the wrap up…
If you’re not keen to join up on twitter, you can still follow along with tonight’s tasting by following the action via search.twitter at http://search.twitter.com/search?q=1winedude. It will look something like this:
The sequence of vino events will be as follows:
Pazo de Senorans Albarino 2007 7:15pm
Rafael Palacios Louro do Bolo Godello 2006 7:25pm
Burgans Bierzo “Cuatros Pasos” 2005 7:35pm
Bodegas Mustiguillo “Mestizajes” 2005 7:45pm