Friday, October 17, 2008

Bubbly Around the World - Oct. 18 Tasting at ENO-

Champagne may be the best known sparkling wine from France, but by no means is it the whole story. Nearly each region of France makes its own special sparkling wine with local grapes and the same is true for other countries around the world.

If you live near San Diego and you're not busy Saturday afternoon, then stop by ENO at the Hotel Del Coronado for a couple hours of fun wine tasting. In case you haven't been, ENO (that's short for enology or the study of wine) is a modern wine, cheese and chocolate tasting room overlooking the ocean at the Hotel Del Coronado. They specialize in serving up great wines without any attitude or pretension. Sommelier Ted Glennon is leading an ENO-versity class that takes in some fascinating international sparkling wines. The list includes:

Barth, Riesling Sekt, Extra Dry, Rhiengau, Germany MV

Barth, Spatburgunder Rose, Rhiengau, Germany MV

Schloss Gobelsburger, Riesling, Chardonnay, Gruner Veltliner, Sekt, MV

Chartogne Taillet, Champagne Brut, 1999

Morumoto Brewey, Hou Hou Shu, Sparkling Sake, Okayama Ken,Japan, 2008

Marenco, "Pineto," Brachetto d' Acqui, Piedmont, Italy 2007

Ca dei Mandori, Brachetto Brut, Piedmont, Italy MV

The tasting class runs from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at ENO and includes pairings with cheese and chocolate. For reservations or more information, call 619 522-8546.

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