It seems like we're always trying new things here on LENNDEVOURS, and here is yet another (I hope) weekly feature that should be a lot of fun -- What I Drank.
In a nutshell, I've asked each of the site's contributors to send me a quick note on Sunday night/Monday morning telling me about a wine (or other beverage) that they tasted over the weekend that stood out. It won't necessarily be the best wine they tasted though. It could be the most interesting, the most unique, a new wine that either impressed or disappointed. Oh, and the wine needn't be local, another diversion from the norm here on LENNDEVOURS.
This week, I'm actually going to take a step back and not highlight a wine (you'll be reading about the wines I tasted in other posts) because Bryan and Evan sent along some great stuff.
From Bryan Calandrelli: Thirty Bench 2006 Triangle Vineyard Riesling
This “Beamsville Bench” appellation wine from Niagara, Ontario was brought over by a Sommelier Certification classmate of the host. I was expecting concentrated stone-fruit flavors but it turned out to be quite lean with a slight hint of petrol and an unmistakable minerality. Thirty Bench has won quite a few accolades for this wine and rightfully so. It’s not easy to find the best Ontario wines on this side of the border, so any chance to try them here is appreciated.
From Evan Dawson: Movia 2000 Puro