|Let's get the party started|
|Me behind the decks|
What a great way to spend an otherwise drab Tuesday night. I just love summer patio weather. Marben has delicious food and friendly staff. The place has a really great vibe. I have to say that this event was bigger than the first! Lots of eager Bordeaux wine drinkers came out. I definitely heard a lot of French spoken which made me feel like I was in La France, even if for just a moment...
|Wines for tasting|
There were four wines of the menu. Two reds and two whites. The way the event worked was that your first glass was free and any other glasses were $9. Not too bad considering the pours were 5 oz.
I was eager to continue my tasting of the 2009 vintage. So far, I'm impressed. Out of the four wines featured, I preferred:
Chateau Fayau Blanc 2009
This was a nice Sauvignon Blanc blended with Semillion. Sauvignon Blanc showed through on both the nose and palate. Great minerality. I liked this one a lot!
Chateau Courteillac 2009
Smooth and easy to drink. Light tannin and vanilla with some red fruit. This was a general crowd pleaser. This wine would be great for a BBQ or a party.
I'm enjoying Bordeaux After Work. It's a great way to kick back and relax after a hard day at work. We're having great patio weather this summer. It's a wonderful way to spend time with friends while discovering the diverse wines that Bordeaux has to offer. Next Bordeaux After Work Party is September 20th so keep posted to find out the location.
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