American Wine Society ~ John Marshall Chapter
Sunday, April 8, 2018
6:30pm, social time
7:00pm, meeting begins
Cost: $20 person – covers wines and foods
James Bond knew a thing or two about suave. For instance, in the scene in Diamonds Are Forever, over M’s protestation that sherries do not have vintage years, Bond guesses – correctly, of course – the vintage year of the base wine being sipped. [Thkyew, Wikipedia J]. So how does a dude like Bond know so much about sherries, and we know so little? Upbringing, of course; ‘e’s a Brit, mate – they know everything.
John Sporing is going to redress all that and enable us to go forth and hold our own against any snobby limey. He’s going to tell you sherries come in styles from dry to sweet but all come from white wine grapes. So how does sherry get that golden color? He’ll tell us that too. As well as how to drink it, and with what, and not to hold your stemmed glass in your fingers like Bond is doing, above.
Sherry is versatile, intended to be consumed with meals as well as by itself. It is an acquired taste, but its reputation is well deserved, and it fully rewards the inquisitive seeker of truth in wine. John has a long quote from Shakespeare’s Falstaff that sings the praises of sherry. By the end of the evening, you will be able to recite it with him – AND guess the correct years of your samples.
Don’t miss this one – RSVP ASAP, here: JMarshall_AWS@yahoo.com, tell us how many people attending. This really helps in planning and avoiding wasted food and wine.
ALSO- let them know if you’d be interested in bringing a food. You will join a happy cadre of foodies, and you will be reimbursed.