Saturday, October 17, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wine News

We had a really great class at Harmon's Culinary Institute on Saturday- Rieslings from Around the World.  We had three new world and three old world Rieslings.  California-Trefethen, Washington-Columbia Crest, and Australia-Pewsey Vale.  We also had the Trimbach from Alsace,  Saarstein from Germany, and the Meulenhof from Germany.  The new world wines were all 2007 vintage.  The Saarstein was a 2004 and the Meulenhof was a 2005.  The cheeses we had were a french feta, Humboldt Fog, Tallegio, Mt. Tam, and Apricot Stilton.  According to our class participants, the winners of the evening were the Saarstein and the Meulenhof and the feta and Stilton.  Of course Chef Bob Bryant prepared an out of this world trout in a green-apple horseradish sauce, spicy Asian shrimp, and cajun chicken which trumped everything!

We are also having a class coming up on Sunday the 18th through University of Utah Lifelong Learning, which will be stellar- Wines of the small villages of the Cotes du Rhone!  Check it out, it will be fabulous with lots of great information.

Brooke and Sheral

Friday, October 9, 2009

Upcoming Events

Rieslings from Around the World class at Harmon's Culinary Education Center Oct.10
Doing a big Food and Wine Pairing with the US Food Service Show on October 12
University of Utah Lifelong Learning Wines from the Cotes du Rhone Oct. 18
University of Utah Lifelong Learning Zinfandels!  Oct. 19
Spanish Sherry Tasting at Harmon's Oct. 24

We hope you can join us for any or all of the exciting classes!
More on Sheral's Washington DC trip with the French Wine Society coming soon!


Monday, October 5, 2009

Hello From Sheral

I am very honored to begin my first blog on the subject of Provence.  I traveled to Provence in June 2009 with the French Wine Society to learn about the wines of one of my favorite wine regions.  I changed my drinking habits to include the dry Rose wines of the South of France, and learned about the foods that are complimented by these salmon-colored quaffers.  I was invited to the home of some new friends in Marseilles, where I learned first-hand  how to make Ratatouille and Soupe Pistou.  I will share some recipes, as well as news about the Roses of Provence, when I get back.  While I am here in Washington DC studying with the French Wine Society, I will share some pictures with you!


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to the new Wasatch Academy of Wine Blog.  On this blog we will post information on wine classes and events and great wine and food experiences.  We hope you enjoy learning and experiencing the life of wine!

Sheral and Brooke

Please watch the slideshow which will give you a piece of the Northern Rhone, where Sheral just certified through the French Wine Society!