‘‘Would the guests enjoy the wine selection as much as I did?”
“How many would turn up? Would we be fully booked?”
“Have I done enough marketing to promote the event?”
“Would it be a success, or would it flop?”
These are the usual worries running through my mind every time there was an event to be held.
Fortunately. it turned out great!
The event was fully booked a week before the actual date and the Wine Talk lounge was packed on the event day. Thanks to my fellow colleagues: Jeanette, Esther, Gopi & Kishn, the whole affair was made much more enjoyable by our customers.
My associate, Patrick, and I hosted the tasting session and we decided to make it a casual affair. I’ve always encouraged more dialogues amongst the guests rather than do all the talking myself.
Light food was served and usually they’re prepared inhouse to ensure some form of quality control.
This time around, the wines are from Domaine De La Baume located in the heart of Languedoc-Roussilon in a small village of Servian, between Beziers and the medieval town of Pezenas. I love the wines from this Winery. They produce a total of 12 labels, and we featured 7 of them at the event.
The soil in the vineyards of Domaine de la Baume is very varied: while there are limestone pebbles on the slopes, the plateaux are clay-limestone and sandy-clay. This rich terroir allows the production of numerous wines ranging from an easy-drinking style to more subtle wines. But whichever they may be, they offer a vast aromatic palette.
The condensed version (tldr) : all the selections were very easy and smooth. Each bottle has their own distinguished nose & palate and was a great hit for all present!
A pretty green golden yellow. An aromatic bouquet with a scent of lime, pink grapefruit, and a dash of asparagus. Well balanced from lime to verbena, leaves an excellent freshness on the palate.
Chardonnay (I love this!)
Beautiful golden yellow. A zest of fresh mandarins. Intense volume on the palate, this chardonnay is smooth, fresh with vanilla notes.
An intense sun drenched golden yellow. Notes of fresh apricot and white peach. It also has a very nice floral nose. A hint of white pepper on the palate & definitely some Jasmine there!
Rose – 100% Pinot Noir (This is one of my favourite Rose)
Very pale rosewood, the bouquet smells vine peach and citrus. It is full of freshness & well balanced.
A deep purple shade of red. Very expressive with aromas of wild strawberries and peppermint. Full and fruity.
A purple shade of red with violet reflections. Aromas of ripe red fruit, black pepper, bilberry and violet. Full and fruity with silky soft tannins.
Cabernet Sauvignon (Almost everyone loved this)
Dark ruby red. Potent bouquet of fresh ripe dark fruit like blackberry and blackcurrant, blending subtly with notes of wood and coffee bean. A lively attack of fresh dark fruit with notes of blackcurrant leaf, followed by structured tannins that support the flavour. Long lingering finish.
Yes, that’s quite a bit for some of our customers and you can tell by those whose face colour matches the reds in their tasting glasses!
At the end of the event many stayed back and continue to get acquitted with each other over the new wines that they bought for themselves! Our event was supposed to end at 5.30pm but some seriously engaging conversations (encouraged by seriously good wine) made some depart only at 9pm!
And, I’m so pleased that the guests had a blast and most of them look forward to the next event. I even booked some for the next one which will be held on the 27th of July, Saturday, from 3pm to 5pm.
Next event tickets will be up for sale on 5th of July.
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Hi I’m Sulo, General Manager for Wine Talk. I’m no expert in wine as I’m still learning and discovering. There’s so much to explore and I always believe in ‘The more you try, the better you get’.
So, don’t just stop at the few that you like. Be bold and try all sorts of wines and you’ll be surprised! The only way to know if you like the wine, is to try!