18 Feb The Sipping Point Radio 2/18: Warm Up to Cold Sake
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Sips of the Week
- Konteki Pearls of Simplicity (Junmai Daigingo)
A bouquet of bright floral aromas is the perfect beginning for this crisp Junmai Daiginjo. Clean flavors of honeydew and lemon dominate but a subtle hint of licorice sneaks up once you get to the long and elegant finish. This is a great sipping sake but also a wonderful companion to a scallops, pork and other light meats. Retails: $18.99 (350 ml)
- Tozai Voices in the Mist (Nigori, Ginjo)
Citrus and banana aromas practically jump out of the glass reminiscent of a tropical paradise. On the palate, it has solid weight and flavors of banana, fresh white rice, a pastis-like licorice flavor, and a clean finish not often found in nigori sake. Makes you want to come back for another sip. Retails: $12.99 (350 ml)
All “The Sips of the Week” are of course available at Wells Discount Liquors in Baltimore check them out at www.WellsWine.com
Ed Lehrman, co-founder of Vine Connections one the country’s leading importers of quality Sake and wine. Ed shared a wealth of knowledge on the various grades of Sake as well as tips oon serving and enjoying Sake. Check out all the great Sake Education Vine Connections on their website!
Rick Smith, owner of Sakaya in NYC joined us to talk about how to perfectly pair Sake with food and not just Sushi! Sakaya is one of only a handful of store in the US dedicated to quality Sake and education. Learn more about Rick and Sakaya here: http://www.sakayanyc.com/
Not to Miss Events
Feb 26th, 3-6PM Wine Expo at Harford Community CollegeThe Annual Wine Expo, hosted by the HCC Alumni & Friends Association and Wine World Beer & Spirits, is an afternoon of wine, hors d’oeuvres, delectable desserts and a chocolate fountain from Bomboy’s Home Made Candy. The best part is the opportunity to sample over 200 fine wines from around the world from 35 vendors! It’s also a wonderful opportunity to network with Harford County businesses and members of the community. This crowd-pleasing event sells out to a crowd of more than 500 people. Consider a sponsorship and showcase your business at this prestigious annual event. Feb 26 6-9 PM Baltimore Bartenders’ Guild presents Rye’s Up Against Cystic Fibrosis@ B&O American Brasserie…Enjoy samples of Bulleit Rye elixirs handcrafted by BBG members as well as beer, wine and small bites from local restaurants including B&O American Brasserie, Woodberry Kitchen, and Ten Ten. Listen to live music and bid on fabulous silent auction items. March 8th 6:30-9:30PM Romancing the Riviera Wine Dinner at Westin in Annapolis…Travel the Riviera course by course with Exec Chef James Barrett and Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach. Only $65pp all inclusive and you’ll learn more about the upcoming cruise Laurie is hosting in July.
Wine and Dine with Laurie & Michael:
In partnership with Crystal Cruises and French Wine Explorers, Michael and I will be hosting a group during the Romancing the Riviera Cruise July 25-August 6, 2012 on board the breathtaking Crystal Serenity. We’ll sail our way from Lisbon to Rome with stops in Lisbon, Gibraltar, Barcelona Palomos, Cannes, Monte Carlo, Florence and Rome. Along the way we’ll have exclusive activities for our group that center on our shared love of food and wine. Crystal Cruises is now an all inclusive cruise ship which means your fare includes everything–food, wine, cabin and YES, wine and alcohol are included!! Learn more by clicking here
Tune in next week:
Next week we’ll talk to Gus Kalaris from Axios Wines and Karen Page & Andrew Dorenenburg authors of the Food Lover’s Guide to Wine … and so much more!