A couple of weeks ago an idea started spreading across the Belgian wine-twitter scene: let's get together and enjoy what we like best: Wine!
Filip, Jelle and Peter were the culprits. They took the initiative, and soon managed to get everything together:

  • a date and time (yesterday)
  • a sweet location
    (Wine-bar Pazzo in Antwerp)
  • 15 eager people (Filip, Jelle, Peter, Danielle, Olaf, Stijn, Hans, Jonas, Jens, Werner, Melanie, Fabrice, Kaat, Wim and myself)
  • a great flexible menu (moderately priced too)
  • corkage fee included (important!)
Each of us would bring 1 or 2 (or 3-4) preferred bottles, and we would share, taste and evaluate them together (blind as it turned out).
Well, we ended up having close to 30 bottles!
A feast to make even Bacchus jealous with envy !

We sure had some beautiful (and some less blessed) wines to go through. A decent pace was needed, but there was no real rush.
On the table:6 bubbles, 8 whites, 14 reds and 2 sweets (and a homebrew beer from Hans to round the evening night off).

Here's an overview of the wines we tasted:

Cava Can Festis (SP)

Entre-Deux-Monts (BE)

Champagne La Closerie Extra Brut 2004 (FR)

Champagne Jean Michel 2004 Blanc de Blancs (FR)

Franciacorta Satén van Pizzini (IT)

Champagne Francis Boulard Brut Nature 2006 (FR)

Riesling 2009 – Philipp Kuhn – Pfalz (DE)

Le cèdre Viognier 2007 (FR)

Genoels-Elderen Gold 2000 (BE)

Clos d’Opleeuw 2006 (BE)

Chablis 2008 – Alice & Olivier De moor (FR)

Riesling ‘Montiggl’ 2009 – St. Michael-Eppan (IT)

Velich ‘To’ 2008 Apetlon (AUT)

Meursault ‘Les Narvaux” 2009 – Jobard & Morey (FR)

Buena Pinta 2010 – Manchuela (SP)

Saint Cosme ‘Little James Basket Press’ (FR)

St. Joseph 2009 – Dard & Ribo (FR)

Quinta do Crasto Tinto 2009 (PT)

Gevrey-Chambertin 2009 – Philippe Pacalet (FR)

Pommard 2006 – François Mikulski (FR)

Malophet 2010 (FR)

Isole e Olena ‘Cepparello’ 2004 (IT)

Els Pics Priorato 2008 (SP)

St. Joseph ‘Les pierres seches’ 2007 – Yves Cuilleron (FR)

Finca Sobreno Reserva 2005 – Toro (SP)

Rosemount Estate ‘Balmoral’ 1994 (AUS)

Amphoraey Vineyard 2000 – (IL)

Mauro 2005 - Castilly y Léon (SP)

Moscato d’Asti Ca’d Gal ‘Lumine’ (IT)

Château Chalon 2000 – Vin Jaune 2000 (FR)

(Beer) Ceci c'est pas une Saison (BE

As you can guess, we all had a great evening, and I'm sure we'll do it again.

Many thanks to Filip for doing most of the organization, and to all the fellow wine-lovers, for bringing good wine and for being great company.
Cheers to all of you.

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