Speed Wine Tasting

2019 HAL World Cruise

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

 

Today, we got together with several other wine drinkers to try out a new form of “Tasting.”  The event was advertised as a SPEED Wine Tasting.  Rog and I had not heard of this but some others on board had participated before and assured us this was not a “how much can you guzzle” type event!  It is, I guess, a serious approach to a new way of sampling wine.  Anyway, we did it.  We had fun.  And we discovered a couple of new wines to buy when we get home.

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Once again, the ship provides an eating and drinking activity to keep us entertained!!!!
This time, it was a SPEED Wine Tasting of 4 different white wines.
This time, it was a SPEED Wine Tasting of 4 different white wines.
Always accompanied by good stuff!!!
Always accompanied by good stuff!!!
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Today, we had a flight of four. !st on the left is a Sauvignon Blanc from Simi Winery, Sonoma County, California.
This one turned out to be my favorite.  Crisp, refreshing, a hint of citrus!
This one turned out to be my favorite. Crisp, refreshing, a hint of citrus!
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The 2nd, front right, is Pedra Negra from Mendoza, Argentina. derived from Torrontes grapes.
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A Pedra Negra Torrontes from Mendoza Argentina. A heavier wine with a full body flavor.
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The third is at the back and on the right. This is Pouilly-Fuisse from France.
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Laboure-Roi Pouilly-Fuisse, St. Georges, France.  It is characterized as an “Old World French Wine.” This was Rog’s favorite.
The final wine, on the right at the rear, is Wild Horse Chardonnay.
The final wine, on the right at the rear, is Wild Horse Chardonnay.
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The final wine, Wild Horse Chardonnay from California, is characterized as a “New World” French wine. Neither Rog nor I cared for this one.
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This turned out to be quite fun. I had doubts about a “speed” tasting; but it was more “tasting” and education than quick ingestion. We were instructed to to take several quick sips in succession to experience the full flavor of each wine.

 

We are still on our way to Pitcairn Island.

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