Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Days of Wine and Kroger's

Professional Pours is a new business with which we're associated. Now that Michigan passed a law that allows wine tasting at retail outlets, Professional Pours provides specially trained, professional staff to serve according to state regulations, as well as provide knowledgable commentary on the wine with a focus on personalized service.

We were thrilled to be part of Kroger's first tasting at its 15 Mile and Lahser store, featuring an appearance by chef Tyler Florence. He was there to sign his new book, "Family Meals."

And we were there to share the new wine Tyler has partnered with Michael Mondavi and his son Rob Mondavi, a fourth generation winemaker. Their Folio Wine Partners has worked to create five wonderful blends, of which the Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon are the first two.

The wine is delicious; the Sauvignon Blanc was the stand-out for us. Fresh, crisp and well-rounded it has overtones of citrus - grapefruit and Meyer lemon, and a refreshing acidity that makes it great with food. Perfect for summer.

Kroger's bistro served a rich asparagus risotto with black truffle oil. And to accompany the Tyler Florence Cabernet Sauvingnon, hangar steak on a bed of creamed Swiss chard with a demiglace reduction, and caramelized onion crostini. Both wines were a great match with the food.

Nice way to kick off a new venture! We'll be back at Kroger next weekend (June 18,19) for another wine tasting.

1 comment:

Michael said...

Good evening,
I'm very interested in "professional pours". Please be so kind to contact me at your earliest convenience. Thank you.