05 Jan The Sipping Point – 1/5: Drink like it’s 1999
Sips of the Week
Erik Brown, Sommelier at The Oregon Grille, joined us to take my Drink Like it’s 1999 challenge! He brought affordable alternatives to the splurges of the past to show you can still drink like its a bull market in 2013! Culinary educated at Johnson and Wales, trained at Kiawah Island and externed in Holland. Worked as a sommelier in Boston and was the opening head sommelier for The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, SC. Currently The Wine Director at the Oregon Grille in Hunt Valley for 5 ½ Years.
- If you drank Dom Perignon in 1999 you can drink Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Blue Label Champagne also from the Champagne region now. $60 on his wine list vs. $275 for Dom Perignon
- If you drank Grand Cru White Burgundy in 1999 you can drink Domaine Marc Colin et fils Saint Aubin “Le Charmois” 2008 also from Burgundy now. $85 on his wine list vs. $250 for one of his Grand Cru
- If you drink Opus One in 1999 you can drink Montagna Tre Vigneti Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 also from Napa Valley now. $85 on his wine list vs. $225 for Opus One
Rob Deford, owner of Boordy Vineyards in Hydes, MD, joined us to talk about his award winning wines and the state of the wine industry in Maryland. Rob Deford is a twelfth generation Marylander with over forty years of experience in the wine industry. He studied viticulture and enology at the University of California at Davis and when he returned to Maryland, he assumed the role of president and winemaker of Maryland’s historic Boordy Vineyards. and is responsible – in partnership with his wife, Julie – for shaping the winery’s long term strategic direction.
We also discussed the Something to Wine About show at Boordy Vineyards…part comedy, part wine tasting and 100% hilarious! Tickets are $40 include wine tastings, light fare and unlimited laughs. Buy Tickets at www.boordy.com
2/1 – Something to Wine About at Boordy Vineyards…part comedy, part wine tasting and 100% hilarious! Tickets are $40 include wine tastings, light fare and unlimited laughs. Buy Tickets at Boordy.com.
2/16-17: Join Laurie for the Luxury Homd Show at Turf Valley, the 2013 Sip Savor Style where she’ll be giving a free wine tasting each day! http://www.savorsipstyle.com/
We’ll be back to explore the recipe for a delicious life!