Sunday, January 30, 2011
A big, 21-gun salute for Marco, of A. Bommarito Wines, for conducting the January 25, Spanish wine tasting event at 3500 Winehaus in South St. Louis. This destination was not previously on the Wine Armada charts, but we have now implemented a course correction, with plans on returning as soon as possible. The cozy confines, and congenial crowd, combined with a unique wine line-up that made for a successful journey through the various regions of Spain.
Beginning with a luscious, well-balanced Cava Reserva, continuing through a wide array of whites and reds, we ended with a muscular garnacha/syrah blend from the increasingly popular Madrid DO. The following is the full wine menu we experienced, along with an enticing array of Spanish cheeses, local deli meats, olives and bread supplied by our 3500 Winehaus hosts.
Gran Gesta NV Cava Brut Reserva
Penascal Sauvignon Blanc
Agrícola Castellana Inspiracion Pampano Rueda
Bodegas Legado Muñoz, Tempranillo
Altanza Dominio de Heredia Rioja
Merum Old Vines Grenache - Syrah
All these wonderful wines are available for purchase at 3500 Winehaus. If winter squalls cause your crew to seek shelter, this classy little port of call may be just what you need to right your ship.