The DC Wine Week 2013 Kick Off party, “Veritas VIP: Veni Vidi Vino”, set the tone for what is anticipated to be a great wine-filled week. Members of the media, wine industry and bloggers joined Wine Director Jamie Smith of Veritas Wine Bar for a night of wine tasting. Guests enjoyed seven varietals all paired with charcuterie: beginning with sparkling whites, then on to heavier reds and finishing up with a sparkling white apéritif.
The selection of pourings, the 50 plus guests and the intimate atmosphere of Veritas sum up what DC Wine Week is all about– celebrating all things wine. In its third year, DC Wine Week’s list of official events is providing an array of ways to enjoy wine across the District—from Oysters and Wine to an Italian Wine Fest to Vino and Bocce outdoors, no wonder DC’s Mayor Vincent Gray officially proclaimed this week for the third year in a row!
Photo credit: Jason Morenz.
Wine list, charcuterie pairings and tasting notes from Veritas VIP: Veni Vidi Vino
(Saturday October 12, 2013)
Sparkling, Rossignol de Moragas, ‘Brut,’ Cava, Penedes, Spain, NV
Tasting Note: White wine from Spain. Hints of apple and pear.
Sparkling, Cricova, Spumante Original, Brut, Moldova, NV
Pairing: Wild Boar Salami
Chardonnay, Slo Down Wines, ‘Broken Dreams,’ California, 2012
Pairing: Ptit Basque
Viognier, Barboursville, ‘Reserve,’ Virginia, 2012 Barboursville, Virginia
Pairing: Marco Polo Cheese
Pinot Noir, Laetitia, Arroyo Grand, California, 2012
Pairing: Bresaola Morchetta
Tempranillo, Baron Ladron de Guevara, Rioja, Spain, 2012
Pairing: Duck Rillettes
Sparkling, Aecovi, ‘Penelope,’ Jerez, Spain, NV
Pairing: Buttermilk Blue Cheese