Last night I participated in a virtual tasting through Wine Twits. Bloggers and Tweeters all over the country tried the same three wines together and tweeted their thoughts. The suggested pairing was with burgers and we were all sent three delicious recipes created byChef Bob Waggoner from PBS’s Uncook’s with Chef Bob. My favorite were the turkey burger sliders with sundried tomato and basil. You can get the recipe here.
The three wines for the tasting were:
Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais-Villages 2009 : suggested retail price $9.99
“a bilberry color and complex, generous dark fruit aromas (blackcurrant, black cherry) with hints of kirsch. Hearty, full bodied, fleshy and structured on the palate, with a smooth finish”
Georges Duboeuf Julieanes Chateau des Capitans 2009 : suggested retail $17.99
“An intense crimson color, this wine is a fine expression of the “Capitans” Terroir with highly complex aromas on the nose and palate. There are hints of flowers, roasting, mocha, and vanilla, fruit, spices, and liquorices. Remarkably rich on the palate. Decant an hour before serving.
Georges Duboeuf Brouilly 2009 : suggested retail $13.99
“deep radiant ruby color, intensely perfumed with aromas of jam like fruits. The texture is opulent and velvety. Best in its youth.”
Several people had very fancy tasting sessions but mine was not as glamorous. My friend Jen Lee Reeves and I took the bottles, two glasses, and a bowl full of sweet potato fries to the couch and chatted and tweeted while trying all three. My favorite: the Brouilly. The smooth texture, balanced composition, and delicate flavor won us over. I definitely recommend picking up a bottle. At the suggested retail price of $13.99, it’s a great value and makes a perfect summer red. Be sure to chill for three hours before opening!