Last Wednesday – January 23rd, 2013 – we had a superb evening of wine and art at the Igal Fedida Gallery, (1482 First Avenue, between 77 and 78 in Manhattan). Recanati Winery presented 8 of their top wines.
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Brent’s selection of imported European and domestic cheeses, never disappoints. He has singlehandedly raised the standards of the kosher cheese industry to the delight of both the Jewish and non Jewish markets.
Among my favorite wines of the evening was the Reserve Syrah/ Viognier 2010. Full bodied and with gripping tannins, it showed plum, berries and currant fruits with subtle notes of roasted meat and earthy minerals. My co-blogger, SYR, had special praise for their Special Reserve White 2010, a blend of Chardonnay, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc. Exhibiting only the barest of wood it showed abundant peach, nectarine and apricot all coming together for a long finish.
We both agreed, however, that the Special Reserve Red 2007 was in a class by itself! Dark garnet in color, full-bodied but with a remarkable sense of lightness on the palate. On the nose, it opened with berry-cherry before introducing flavors of currants, red cherries and wild berries, on a background of sweet cedar and dark chocolate. Long and generous.
World of Chantilly, has long been known for its pastries and cakes, their reputation for quality and flavor proved well deserved by the speed with which these pastries were devoured by the crowd.
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The Kosher Scene‘s first ever event, was sponsored by the Igal Fedida Gallery, TheCheeseGuy.com, Recanati Winery, World of Chantilly with Aron Ritter‘s Kosher Wine Society invaluable help in promoting the event. With over 60 people attending, this was a memorable evening and the first of many more to come.