Jack’s Latest Wine Crush

Our wine tasting Tuesdays at Tracks continue on Tuesday, October 29th, at 6 pm featuring red wine blends from all the major wine growing regions. This will be an opportunity to try many different varietals all in one glass! Some of the wines being tried will have some of the same predominant grapes but the flavor profile will be so different from each other because of the winemaker’s technique, terrior, weather and many other factors. As I’m writing this entry I think I’ll brown bag a mystery wine and if someone guesses the place of origin (state or country will be fine!) and the grapes used, they’ll take a bottle home. Colleen and Jim are going to have some tasty, regional pairings for the wines. That’s what it’s all about, really – when the food raises the bar for the wine and the wine enhances the flavors of the food. A new, red wine blend that I’m keen on is Alias Secret Agent red, a delicious fruit forward blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Zinfandel and Petite Syrah. Very tasty and very inexpensive ($9.95!), but a classic example of how good red wine blends can be. Join us in celebrating this growing trend in wine making. Sit by the fire, learn a little, taste some great food and wine (there will be an offer sheet with 15% discounts) and settle into the next season with friends in the beautiful ambiance of Tracks. And it’s ok if you wear a costume! Make your reservations at the Warren Store now (496-3864).

Here’s a great video I just found on tasting wine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyReRCce3Hc&feature=youtube_gdata_player.