Category Archives: Meeting Abstract

Tasting No. 218 – February 24, 2020- Wines from Portugal

  Capri Ristorante, McLean VA Tasting Overview: Portugal wines do not cease surprising wine lovers.  Coming from a reputation of producing cheap and mediocre quality wines several decades back, there has been a remarkable transformation of wine making in the … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 217 – January 27, 2020 – Cinsault

  Capri Ristorante, McLean VA Tasting Overview  Cinsaut also known as Cinsault is a dark-skinned red wine grape normally used as a blending ingredient with other grape varieties. The grapes come in large cylindrical bunches with fairly thick skins. This early … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 216 – December 9, 2109 – Merlot Blends

  Capri Ristorante, McLean VA Tasting Overview   The last CV tasting dedicated to Merlot was in June  of 2017.  Since the famous 2009 movie Sideways in which the lead character, a Pinot Noir fan, adamantly refuses to drink Merlot, this … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 215 –October 28, 2019 – Less Known Sicilian Wines

  Capri Ristorante, McLean VA Tasting Overview   Wine grapes have always grown on the Italian island of Sicily. The ancient island was covered in grapevines long before ­the Greeks got there. Ancient civilizations were producing wine on the island as … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 214 – September 30, 2019 – The Effects of Blending

  Capri Ristorante, McLean VA Tasting Overview   In this meeting the participants will taste, one red blend and three red varietals made 100% of the grapes in the blend. The  main objectives of this blind tasting are to: a) understand … Continue reading

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Tasting No.213 – August 26 , 2019 – Wines from Jura

  Capri Ristorante, McLean VA Tasting Overview   ( From BuyWine.com) The Jura region is quite small, a narrow strip of land sandwiched between Burgundy and Switzerland. Five grapes predominate. Three are traditional local varieties. Poulsard is a red grape used … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 212 – July 29, 2019 – Spain – Not Only Tempranillo

  Capri Ristorante, McLean VA Tasting Overview   Spain produced 44,400 hl. of wine in 2018 and was the third in volume after Italy and France. However, it is first in terms of surface planted with grapevines with a 13 percent … Continue reading

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