Sips of the Week
Lazlo Lee, Head Baker (3 years) at Dangerously Delicious Pies joined us to talk pies and about his band Lazlo Lee & the Motherless Children. He brought 3 pies that Laurie perfectly paired with wines from Wells Discount Liquors:
Cowboy Quiche with…
Clos de la Roilette Fleurie, Beaujolais, France $19.99, imported by Louis Dressner
Winery Notes: The Clos de la Roilette, in the village of Fleurie, covers nine hectares of one of the best slopes in the Beaujolais Crus. The clos has an eastern exposure, borders the Moulin-à-Vent appellation, and produces wines that are beautiful when young and have the capacity to age 5-10 years, depending on the vintage.
Roasted Steak with Mushrooms, Onion and Gruyere Cheese with…
Winery Notes: The 2011 vintage produced smaller yields than previous vintages. Our Old Vine Zinfandel comes from vines with an average age of 85 years. On the nose, aromatics black raspberry, cedar shavings are paired with pepper and spice. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, with berries and dark cherry flavors, balanced with firm structure and a silky texture. As always, this wine has a smooth and lingering finish.
Apple Caramel with…
Santa Julia Tardio Late Harvest Torrontes, Argentina, $12.99
Winery Notes: Yellow colour of medium intensity. Intense aromas of over-matured fruits, honey and dried fruits like pears, apricots and peaches, orange skin and roses. Sweet, unctuous in the mouth, silky, with balanced acidity. Complex and long finish.
Rodney Henry, founder of Dangerously Delicious Pies and runner up of the Next Food Network Star called in from his tour with the Glenmount Popes to update us on what he’s doing! Dangerously Delicious Pies was founded over ten years ago by Rodney “The Pie Man” Henry. Many know Rodney as front man to Baltimore’s own “Glenmont Popes.” Rodney grew up spending summers with Grandma Henry in Pike Township, Marion County, Indiana where she schooled him in being a mean baker. While on the road with The Glenmont Popes, Rodney slung slices and hocked pies at his merchandise table, in shows parking lots and even traded pie for lodging so the band could tour, and thus, PIE AND ROCK AND ROLL was born!
11/8 Join Laurie at Crush 2013 Judgement at the Mansion held at The Garrett-Jacobs Mansion Home of The Engineers Club
A Blind Tasting of French Wine vs. USA Wine with accompanying Entrée Stations
$75 person Includes Valet Parking, and Tax & Gratuity on Food & Beverage
Inspired by the 1976 Judgment at Paris tasting where California’s wines beat the French wines and shocked the wine world!
Featuring “The Wine Coach” – Laurie Forster, host of “The Sipping Point” on WBAL leading ‘The Art of Blind Tasting’ at 7pm & 8pm. Join us on Friday, November 8 at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion as we host our 6th Annual Crush wine tasting to benefit the endowment. This year’s theme is Judgment at the Mansion – French Wines vs. USA Wines – with accompanying Entree Stations.
- Come enjoy wines from ten of France’s wine regions tasted side-by-side with their US counterparts!
- Includes a blind tasting of a Right Bank Bordeaux, a Left Bank Bordeaux, & a White Burgundy against their US counterparts inspired by the historic 1976 Judgment at Paris that you decide.
- Guests also enjoy entrée stations paired with the wines & have the opportunity to enjoy a special mini-class, ‘The Art of Blind Tasting’ led by Laurie Forster, “The Wine Coach” at no additional charge. (Seating for the classes is limited, so buy your tickets/reserve your seats early.)
- Vote for your favorites & enter for a chance to win a selected case of Judgment at the Mansion wines.
We’ll be back next week to explore the recipe for a delicious life!