“All the individuals present truly felt that they had learned a tremendous amount of details about the Riedel wine glass and their ability to personify the individual wines that it was designed for. Michael opened up a whole new horizon for us and our individual passions for wine tasting.” –Sharon Piper
To fully appreciate a good meal, you need the right chef. And to fully appreciate a good wine, you need the right glass. Win this lot and enjoy a catered dinner and wine tasting all in the comfort of your own home.
Let G Catering and Chef Burke Conley treat you like family and serve you an unforgettable experience! Chef Conley is a sharp-dressed artist in Chuck Taylors with twenty-five years of culinary arts to back up his culinary masterpieces. Focused on gracious service and creative cuisine, G Catering will leave you and your guests happy and satisfied with a customized menu to be paired with wines from The Wine Shoppe at Green Hills.
Michael Leedle, the Riedel wine glass expert from Lipman Brothers, will feature six Riedel glasses and walk you through the finer points of wine tasting. Each tasting glass will allow you to fully experience the personality of each different grape variety and the subtle character of each. From the shape, volume, and diameter to the finish and thickness of crystal, these Riedel tasting glasses will enhance and educate your taste buds. You and your guests will also get to keep your six tasting glasses!
Guests will enjoy the following wines with dinner:
Grand Vin de Champagne Jacquesson Cuvée No. 737
Jacquesson’s Cuvée 737 is a reserve wine that highlights the full complexity of a certain harvest from the house’s three Grand Cru and two Premier Cru properties. Because of their ability to age well, Jacquesson’s 700 Series Champagnes are highly collectible. (WE 94)
Merry Edwards Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2014
A spectacularly rich and layered example of the wine for which Merry has become most loved, this Sauv Blanc features notes of honeysuckle, mango, melon, and pineapple in a distinctly modern and elegant expression of the classic grape of Bordeaux whites. (WS 93)
Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2013
Perfectly expressing the elegant application of oak to a voluptuous Chardonnay harvest described as “perfect” by Napa growers, this 2013 Chard shows beautiful notes of baked apple and citrus supported by uncommon complexity of mineral character. (WE 94)
Christophe Buisson Auxey-Duresses Bourgogne Rouge 2012
From Kermit Lynch Wine Merchants, the Buisson Auxey-Duresses Bourgogne Rouge 2012 sold out immediately. Buisson’s Bourgogne Rouge wines are as pleasing upon release as they are ten years later.
Silver Oak Alexander Valley Special Library Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Still expressive and youthful at nine years of age, this Silver Oak Alexander Valley 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon is currently showing peak balance of summer fruit and firm tannin. This vintage that has blossomed after nearly a decade of bottle aging at Silver Oak winery.
Croft Vintage Ruby Porto 2003
Hailed by Wine Spectator as possibly “the best Roeda Port since 1945,” Croft’s 2003 Ruby Port was also highly praised by Parker who predicted its peak to begin in this year and evolve into 2045 making it one of the most sought-after Ports in the world. (WS 96)
Donated by G Catering, Michael Leedle (Riedel supplier in Tennessee), Lipman Brothers and R.S. Lipman Company, The Wine Shoppe at Green Hills