Picking up the car at Enterprise I was asked, the SUV or this?
So what was the matter with the 'this?" (my girlfriend Ronni and me up in Shelburne--see next post). So I fired up the black Mustang convertible and even though it took me 8.5 hours to get to Vermont for my wine dinner, I didn't mind; it was the Grateful Dead radio all the way up for a special dinner from the dynamic duo, Deirdre (do check out her wonderful book, Libations, a bitter alchemy) and husband Caleb of Pane e Saluté resto in Woodstock.
They closed the restaurant and staged this event at their their picture perfect cottage out in the gorgeous Vermont night, La Garagista, where they are also making Vermont's only organic grown and naturally made wine. Her Le Crescent rosé -like wine was startling with a strong, precise strawberry perfume--direct from foot-press. Hard work but someone has got to do it.
Puzelat Pet. Nat. '10
Clos Roche Touraine Sauvignon'10 (utterly delicious)
Sanfeliu Rosé '10 (hit of the night. People were crazy about this)
Pierre and Catherine Breton Le Senechal '10 (serious and structured)
Texier Indigene Sulfureux Eluney '10 (no syrah but pleasurable)
Andrea Calek Chanton de Garde '10 (a little disjointed)
Dinner was delicious. Conversation fun. Questions, stimulating. What can I say, it was one of those magical nights. And the food, delicious.