|Julia and Morgan Stanley wine tasting organizer, Cos|
Corporate wine tasting extravaganza! We partnered with Morgan Stanley and Bourbon Street last night for a tasting that took us through Europe.
|Champagne and foie gras with fig jam|
We began the evening with an introduction to Champagne from our expert on all things France, Julia. She described that our Champagne is unique as it is 100% Pinot Meunier. Most champers are a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Meunier, each adding it's own character to the blend. Meunier gives the Champagne a distinctive mushroomy-earthy quality.
|German ham covered pinapple and salmon creamcheese roll ups|
Next on the tour is a stop in La Mancha, Spain, for a glass of Organic Syrah/Cabernet blend. Sean explained the benefits of drinking organic wine and the flavor profile of this spectacular Spaniard. Red fruit, vanilla, and spice, this is perfect with a pepper steak.
|Goose and chestnut terrine topped with pickles and tomatoes|
|Selection of English cheeses|
I finally wrapped the whole evening up with another contest. Barolo Albenza against its brother Barolo Verga. Again there was a clear winner; the Verga. The MS tasters were suprised at the not so pleasant tar/exhuast nose, but then blown away by the tannic mouth explosion. I think the general consensus was Barolo is king.
Please enjoy some images from last night's team building tasting, and come by the Cyberport market Saturday and Sunday to stock up on truffles and Barolos!
|Sean learns about 'Gangnam Style'|
|Olivia and Bill|
|Adios from HOFWs|