I am happy to announce the formation of The French Broad Chapter of the Wine Century CLub organized on January 12 at Blue Water Seafood and Wine Cellar. Twenty wine enthusiast met to elect officers and sample ten wines. Two members are already recipients of the Wine Century Award. Keith Dalbec was elected President, Jere Dabbs Vice-President and Nan Jennings Secretary. The group will meet every other month to expand their appreciation and joy of wine.
Varietals tasted included Palamini, Louriero, Trexadura, Godello, Albarino,Torrontes, Bourbelanc, Grenache Blanc, Roussane, Viognier, Encruzado Assyrtico, Xynomavro, and Chambourcin.
NV Valckenburg Madonna Sparkling Riesling, Germany
2005 Vina Reboreda White Blend, Ribiero, (Spain)
Varietals: Palamino, Loureira, Treixadura, Godella
2003 Seniorio de Cruces Albarino, Rias Biaxas, (Spain)
2005 Santa Julia Torrontes, Mendoza, (Argentina)
* Perrin Reservé White Blend, Côtes du Rhône, (France)
Varietals: Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Viognier
Vintage not shown on bottle, on website, vintage is shown on separate sticker. Blend differs by vintage.
2003 Quinta des Roques Encruzado, Dão, (Portugal)
2006 Sigalas Assyrtiko, Santorini, (Greece)
2006 Crios de Susana Balbo Rosé of Malbec, Mendoza, (Argentina)
2004 Boutari Naoussa Xynomavro, Greece
2005 Westbend Vineyards Chambourcin, Yadkin Valley, (North Carolina)
The Blue Water Seafood and Wine Cellar is located in Hendersonville, NC in the French Broad River Valley, 20 miles south of Asheville. If you would like pictures forwarded we would be pleased to send them,
The French Broad Chapter of the Wine Century Club will meet March 8 at La Riserva Ristorante on Main Street in Hendersonville. The Wine Century Club is dedicated to helping others to expand their experience with wine by eventually tasting at least one-hundred different types of wine grape varietals. At the initial meeting held at Blue Water Seafood and Wine Cellar officers were elected and members tasted 16 different varietals. Many of these were new to many members. Those who achieve the goal receive a Wine Century Club Certificate free of cost.
Call La Riserva to make a reservation. Mention the Century Club. The meeting is from 5-7PM. Bring an interesting bottle to share, preferable two bottles of the same, in case attendance is large. You will be charged a fee to cover the cost of the antepasti and setup. La Riserva is at 342 N. Main. The phone number is 692.6636.