About Last Night: Lodi Wine Dinner

Last night was the latest wine dinner that I hosted at Fare Restaurant in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia and by all accounts, it was likely the best thus far. Five wines from the Lodi, California appellation (and one from Amador County) were paired with five imaginative courses prepared by Jonathan Alvaredo.

The next dinner is already scheduled for February 24th and the focus will be on Greek wines and cuisine.

Here are a few photos from last night:

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Jillian Johnson's fantastic Rosé of Cinsault, from the 135 year old Bechthold Vineyard.

Jillian Johnson’s fantastic Rosé of Cinsault, from the 135 year old Bechthold Vineyard.

2013 McCay Cellars Abba Vineyard Grenache and the 2012 Bokisch Vineyards Tempranillo both paired swimmingly with the

2013 McCay Cellars Abba Vineyard Grenache and the 2012 Bokisch Vineyards Tempranillo both paired swimmingly with the Braised Pork Flatbread.

Sue Tipton's 2014 Acquiesce Grenache Blanc chilling, waiting for the

Sue Tipton’s 2014 Acquiesce Grenache Blanc chilling, waiting for the halibut.

Ryan Sherman is one of my favorite Lodi winemakers and the 2012 Fields Family Wines Old Vine Zinfandel is a perfect example why. A fantastic match for the

Ryan Sherman is one of my favorite Lodi winemakers and the 2012 Fields Family Wines Old Vine Zinfandel is a perfect example why. A fantastic match for the Braised Short Ribs.

Stuart Spencer's 2012 St. Amant Vintage Port was a hit by itself, but when paired with the Almon Ice Cream, it surpassed even my lofty expectations.

Stuart Spencer’s 2012 St. Amant Vintage Port was a hit by itself, but when paired with the Almond Ice Cream, it surpassed even my lofty expectations.

 

By all accounts, the evening was a success, many in attendance claiming this was the best of the seven events so far....

By all accounts, the evening was a success, many in attendance claiming this was the best of the seven events so far….

Again, the next event will be on February 24th! Think Greek! Let me know if you are interested….

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About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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6 Responses to About Last Night: Lodi Wine Dinner

  1. robinskone says:

    Ooh, looks wonderful and delicious! I love Amador County — it’s where I discovered zinfandel.Hope you have many more — just sorry you’re so far from Nevada.

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  2. Dude, maybe I need to come to Philly for one of these TDC Signature Wine Pairing Dinners.

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  3. Congrats on the success!

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