Saturday, July 13, 2013

Falls River Wine & Beer Club's French wine tasting at Uncorked

The Falls River Wine & Beer Club at Uncorked in Raleigh.
Photo by Dathan Kazsuk

By Dathan Kazsuk | July 13, 2013
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Viva la France!

Well, that was never said once at the latest Falls River Wine & Beer Club event – but the tradition of France was in our hearts.

In honor of Bastille Day, the wine club had it’s latest event at the North Raleigh wine shop, Uncorked. Located in Falls River Town Center, Uncorked owner Tony Fox hand-picked a selection of 5 French wines for a tasting of generous portions.

And generous portions indeed. For a $10 tasting fee, guests at the store were able to indulge in 2 whites and 3 reds – each sample was at least a 3 oz. pour. It was a nice way to get people in the mood to chat.

Appetizers such as the hummus trio and pimento cheese spread
were courtesy of Uncorked.

Photo by Dathan Kazsuk

Around 25 people came in for the tasting, which was announced by the club through the  community website, Nextdoor, and by means of the wine clubs Facebook page. 

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The wine club, which is the second Thursday of each month, has a rotating theme of in-house and off-site locations. The club’s first in-home event featured wine and beer courtesy of Wine 101 out of Wake Forest.

Upcoming events are to feature a sparkling wine tasting;  the wines of Argentina; wines and beers for Oktoberfest and a chocolate and stout tasting.

As far as the French wines that kept the crowd entertained for the Bastille Day celebration, they included a 2011 La Craie Vouvray; 2011 Domaine des Trois Toits; 2011 La Cuvee du Chat Beaugolais; 2010 Les Parcelles Bordeaux and a 2011 Plateau des Chenes (which was by far the crowd favorite).

Uncorked's Owner Tony Fox gives details about the French wines
being poured that evening.

Photo by Dathan Kazsuk