Winery of the Year Charles Smith Dinner and Tasting at CampoBello Bistro

Author: Mike  //  Category: Wine

Dear Oenophile
Yes, you read that right. In 2008 Wine & Spirits magazine named Charles Smith’s K Vintners “Winery of the Year”. In 2009 Food & Wine awarded Charles “Winemaker of the Year”. Not bad for a self taught winemaker. Charles came to wine via a nine year stint producing rock bands in Denmark and Europe. In those days wining and dining was the natural thing to do. It created in Charles a passion for the finer wines in life. Retuning to Washington Charles set up a retail wine shop in Bainbridge WA. One thing led to another and today Charles Smith is large and in charge.
Heather de Savoye Northwest and International sales rep for the winery will be on had to explain the wines as we move through them.
We will be meeting in the private dining room of Campo Bello Bistro on Wednesday, Feb 25th, at 6pm. Reservations are $65.00 per person and maybe made by phone with Mike at 907 677 9050 or by emailing mike@anchoragewinehouse.com.

Meet & Greet
Secco Italian Bubbles Bianco Brut

First Course
Fresh seasonal greens with a roasted garlic dressing
Kung fu Girl Riesling

Second Course
Crispy Prosciutto wrapped Cod with a light mustard cream
Vino Pinot Grigio

Third course
Duck Breast a’Lorange with roasted potatoes and sweet pea puree
Boom Boom! Syrah
Velvet Devil Merlot
Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon

Dessert
Brandied Plum Trifle
K Vintners Syrah Milbrandt Vineyards Wahluke Slope

Thank you
Mike McVittie CSW
Wine Manager
Anchorage Wine House

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King Estate & Suite 100 Everyone Wins!

Author: Mike  //  Category: Wine

Dear Oenophile.
Kelly (Chef/Owner Suite 100) loves challenging himself and his crew by creating delicious matches to the wines I bring him. This time it’s King Estate. Once the hallmark of Oregon Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. Today they have a respectable line up of Chardonnay, Cabernet, Riesling and Rose! Mark my words the world will soon be abuzz about Oregon Chardonnay. You’ll see! As a special reward we will be sampling the 2010 NxNW Walla Walla Cabernet 52% Heather Hill, 48% Seven Hills. This is a rich aromatic Cabernet that can compete with any in the world.No surprise it’s Walla Walla fruit.
Here’s the specifics. We will be meeting on Wednesday, February 11th, 6pm at Suite 100. Tickets are $65 per person. Reservations may be made by calling 907 677 9050 or by emailing mike@anchoragewinehouse.com.
The menu is a work in progress but here’s the wine line up.

Meet & Greet
Acrobat Rose of Pinot Noir
First Course
King Estate Signature Pinot Gris
King Estate Signature Chardonnay
Second Course
Acrobat Pinot Noir
King Estate Signature Pinot Noir
Third Course
NxNW Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon
Dessert
NxNW Horse Heaven Hills Late Harvest Riesling

Cheers
Mike McVittie CSW
Wine Manager Anchorage Wine House
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