Yesterdays evenings blind wine tasting was a lot of fun! Got to try some very interesting and tasty wines. I learned a lot and realized that there is so much I still have to learn. This time C came with me as it was a couples evening and not just for the actual members of the Americans women´s club. I had a great time talking to everyone as well. We met another couple from Alabama of all places in the world. They were very exited to meet us. It was just a perfect evening. The sun was even shining making it feel like summer had finally arrived in Basel. The blind wine tasting was hard, very hard but a lot of fun as said.
The hosting couple for the evening has set up a beautiful table with lots of yummy small bites. They had a very beautiful home that I fell in love with. The apartment was very modern and light. A fantastic place.
Some very creative and beautiful bottle covers. Loved this cute bottle kimono. We all had to try to cover up our bottles as much as possible. The shape and even the weight of some bottles can be something that can give away what kind of wine it might be.
This was one of my top favorites for the evening. This Italian Primitivo had so much character and flavor. Loved it. There were two other wines that I also liked a lot but they will be hard to get as it was personal imports from California. It was kind of funny because when the wine tasting was started my mind was set on European wines and then I hear someone talking about it possibly being a California wine. I then realized that this blind wine tasting was going to be even trickier than I first expected as the wines could be from all over the world.
Well it was a great evening and a lot of fun. Something I would love to do again. I was lucky and got a few points. This just makes me eager to learn more about wine and grapes. I think it is excellent for me to be part of this wine tasting group. I am actually being the hostess for October so I am trying to learn as much as possible.
I am so happy because today the sun is shining here in Basel. Clear blue skies and sunshine. There is a summer feeling in the air and I am going to make sure to enjoy it. Today I am going to hang out on my porch doing my studies.
I am so looking forward to tonight as well. It is F´s birthday and we are going to a great restaurant tonight. It will actually be very exiting. They have a surprise menu so all you choose is weather you want the fish, meat or vegetarian menu and then you have to leave the rest in the hands of the chef.