My husband and I spent a couple of hours, on Sunday, at an event held by the Tyler Park Neighborhood Association, at the Mid-City Mall, in Louisville. They were hosting a wine tasting to raise funds for Tyler Park. The park is a part of one of the Olmsted systems of parks. Frederick Law Olmsted, already known for his work on Central Park in New York City and the United States Capitol Grounds, was commissioned in the early twentieth century to design a park system for Louisville. All monies raised will go to the Tyler Park Master Plan.
I was invited to sign my book, A Wine Lover’s Odyssey Across Kentucky, by Joan Dubay, one of the groups members and planner of the event. The theme of the evening was France, featuring wine, hors d’oeuvres and music of France. A gift basket was raffled, with gifts from Kentucky wineries and a copy of my book. It was obvious that those attending had an enjoyable evening.
My thanks to the group for extending the invitation and their warm reception to my husband and I, and their interest in my book. The evening of wine tasting was well-planned, well-attended, and successful.by admin
Verdelho is a white wine grapes most often associated the island of Madeira, or Portugal and Spain. The grapevines were introduced in Australia in the early 1800s, and much more recently in the United States. Chateau Thomas Winery, in Indiana, makes this wine from hand-harvested grapes, shipped in a refrigerated truck from a vineyard in Lodi, California. Verdelho has aromas of honeysuckle, peaches, and limestone. The wine has mineral flavors with spicy, nutty, overtones, with a lingering finish.
While no one would describe Verdelho as a light white wine, the full-body flavors add a dimension to the enjoyment of this wine. Though this wine is not as familiar to white wine lovers as a Chardonnay or a Sauvignon Blanc and is harder to find, I recommend giving it a try if you get a chance.