European wines, referred to as Old World wines were compared and discussed in relationship to New World wines, at Tierra del Sol’s Ventanas del Mar Restaurant, with the experts of the Arion Wine Company.
The lovely long community table overlooking the golf course was set for the tasters at sunset, then dinner was served and combined with an interesting selection of wines from around the world.
The Corinto Sauvignon Blanc, was served at the reception, and paired with a delicious Amuse. The Louis Latour Chardonnay Ardeche Burgundy France, was paired with a savory Curry Waldorf Salad. The Catena Chardonnay Mendoza Argentina was married to the Smoked Salmon Bonbon filled with Salmon Tartar with ginger infused cucumber. The Gérard Neumeyer Quintessence Pinot Noir Alsace France, complemented the Three Cheese Ravioli served in white wine herb sauce with spinach and Parmesan shavings. Then the Estancia Pinnacles Ranches Pinot Noir Monterey California, chased the Wild Seabass and Scallops with citrus basil risotto and warm tomato vinaigrette. The sweet ending, over Riesling Mosel valley Germany surprised patrons with a Tarte Fin with ponche crema ice cream.
Old World and New World wines are naturally related and while many similarities exist, they often boast a different style, as refreshing and surprising as their countries of origin.