Late Fall Barbecue and Wine
During the summer months (about once per month) we like to go down to our fourth floor common area patio and barbeque brunch. On this day it was early September and Vancouver was enjoying an extended summer with above normal temperatures. So we loaded up eggs, real pan fried potatoes, home-made cinnamon toast (Thanks Stacey) and decided on a bottle wine to accompany brunch (yes, it was after 12:00).
The Beringer winery is located right in the heart of the Napa Valley. Beringer Vineyards holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating winery in the region. The very first Beringer brother’s purchased the land back in 1875.
Beringer White Zinfandel
With our breakfast/brunch we selected a 2010 White Zinfandel. The wine could be described as a California Rose as well. Beringer was celebrating 20 years of their White Zinfandel with the 2010 production. The wine is very light pink in colour, with big bold berry flavours in the smell. The taste was smooth with strong strawberry flavours and with a bit of dry after taste. While we enjoyed the wine and would by it again, the dry finish put us off a bit.
Jeff & Tara Ciecko of CK Golf Solutions write two blogs on their website, one is there 19th Hole Blog where they share personal experiences and the Biz Blog where they share business best practices and golf industry related opinions. They have owned CK Golf Solutions for 5 years.
The Beringer Founder’s Estate Cab Sauv is one of my favourite, affordable, occasion wines, although LCBO (Ontario liquor commission)is stretching it at $20.
Interesting that the perceived value resulting from provincially set mark-ups can really influence our thinking.