Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wine Tasting with Qype

Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy Wine Tasting with Qype

My head hurts ... and it's all Qype's fault. Well, to be fair they had a little help from Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy. The reason for my throbbin' noggin is because last night I had the good pleasure of tagging along with a few fellow Qypers (Tim, Shiny Gemma, Annie Mole, and Guernican) and Qype commanders Rob and Andrew to LVMH's showcase of New World wine producers at swank and refined Il Bottaccio on Grosvenor Place. Super nice.

Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy Wine Tasting with Qype

I could run through all the wines but, um I think
Rob and Tim have already done brilliant jobs summing the night up on their blogs. As Tim points out in his Plumment Onions post, Aussie vintners Green Point had a winner of a
reserve Shiraz accompanied by a gorgeously scrummy spoon of goat cheese foam with honey and cracked black pepper. The Malbec offered by Argentine Terrazas de los Andes was worth keeping in mind for the future as well. However, my faves were from Cloudy Bay, a winery from Marlborough, New Zealand. I especially enjoyed their Te Koko and am very appreciative that they allowed me a taste of their (hush hush) under the table bottle of Pinot Gris.

Of course, it wasn't just the wine that did my head in. After the tasting consensus was to carry on at the pub! We made a b-line to the Grenadier which was unfortunately closed for a private function but soon got cozy with a pint at the nearby Nag's Head.

Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy Wine Tasting with Qype

Click
here to check out my Flickr set of photos from the event.

3 comments:

Annie Mole said...

Cheers Chris - those were great photos. I'm glad I bailed out a bit earlier than you die hard ones as lots of work on today. I agree that Tim's blog post was fab and now I spose we can see why he was a rocket scientist & nuclear physicist - I loved Shiny Gemma's response to that "Oh I blog about shoes" it rocked !!!!

Tiki Chris said...

Cheers to you! Last night was a bunch of fun grapes. Catch ya soon.

Best,
Chris

theplummetonions said...

Annie - the only way in which those jobs prepared me for writing that blog post was that they drove me to drink.

- Tim

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