Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Deux Golden Glasses

Well our marketing department finally lived up to it's duties. Brian got us into The Golden Glass at Fort Mason. I think the event organizers need to come up with another name; the deviant in me thinks the name sounds porn related. My mind is in the gutter.

a label we liked

The event is intended to showcase Slow Foods and wines that use grapes that are indigenous or "classic" to their region. Sounds good to me. The place was packed with a mixed crowd that favored single women in their 30s. I think someone should have told them the Deux Punx are both married. But why spoil their day?

LOTS of Italian wines, a region I am a bit weak on. Their were a few US and Kiwi wines and 1 or 2 Spanish items. We made a lap of whites with breaks for slow foods and water. Most wines were good, a few things very good and 1 or 2 that amazed. The white standout was this Offida Pecorino Pistillo from Poderi San Lazzaro.

white winner

Next came a half-assed lap of reds. 1 Borlo and your palate is shot. More food. Lots more water. At some point I was just spent and didn't care. The standouts were a lesson on Amarones from a very nice guy and the Paritua Pinot from New Zealand.

red winner's riesling friend

If our marketing department can swing it, we will be back next year.

deux punx taking a break

Note to single men: lots of available ladies drinking lots of free wine...

1 comment:

B-Muse said...

How many times can I say "Hey, I got you into Golden Glass" before you start calling out the Marketing Department again?