Charlie's Weekly Wine-ings
My blog may be a day late, but not a dollar short. I was occupied yesterday by my continuing quest to find the right wine for this week’s offering at our Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast. In fact, I was at a tasting last night at the Belfry Bistro on its' beautiful terrace, the perfect place for a late afternoon glass of wine, or two. The tasting was all Australian and all red. David from Cellar 55 Wine Merchants shared four Shiraz in the big and bold style that many of us wine fans consider to be Australia at its best.
So for this week’s red, I am going with the 2005 Formula Robert’s Shiraz from last night’s tasting. Last year I had the 2004 and, I am pleased to report, the 2005 is just as good, or better. The wine is from the Barossa Valley in Southern Australia and produced by Small Gully Wines. It is not for the faint of heart with an alcohol content of 15.9%, maybe that’s why I like it so much. A little goes a long way.
I was so excited with the reds, that I am not offering a white this week; I am staying sort of red with a light and refreshing Italian rose. The 2008 Mascialrelli Rose d’Abruzzo is 100% Montepulciano grapes form the Abruzzo region. It’s a great summer deck or patio wine.
I have gone a little international this week; let’s see how my guests like these selections.
Charlie Preus, the Innkeeper's Assistant and Wine Steward at the 1750 Inn at Sandwich Center, Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts