I picked out the wines and paired them with cheeses and chocolate:
- 2007 Mount Nelson Sauvignon Blanc with Boucheron- the wine's crisp acidity matched perfectly with this French Loire goat cheese. The lively citrus, gooseberry, and oily texture coated the mouth perfectly.
- 2005 Beringer Napa Chardonnay with Chatelain Brie- this wine had a buttery, creamy feel to go perfectly with this creamy cheese. Ripe gold apple and toast flavors exude from it's medium body.
- 2007 O'Reilly's Oregon Pinot Noir with Tomme Savoie- the earth tones and smooth acids paired well with this earthy sheep milk selection. Bright red fruit, pepper, and cinnamon were a part of the long finish from Oregon's greatest wine value.
- 2006 Bonterra Mendocino Cabernet Sauvignon with Michel Cluizel Mangaro Chocolate Noir- rich dark fruit, firm tannin, and vanilla complemented the dark chocolate well. Bonterra makes great organic wines for everyday use, value, and enjoyment.
I want to thank Binny's South Loop staff (especially Juan and Elaine) for all the help. And thanks to all students for the ample participation- I look forward to seeing you all again and putting on more classes and tastings!