The fire team has simply had a blast planning the menu for our upcoming wine dinner event, Wines of the American Northwest, slated for May 23 at 6:30 pm. We’ll be featuring the wines of Owen Roe Winery and their prolific owner and winemaker David O’Reilly. Merritt Olson of Owen Roe will be with us providing lesson and lore on the wines we will enjoy. Owen Roe produces wines from both Oregon and Washington fruit. O’Reilly sources his fruit from small vineyard sites in an effort to showcase the best expression of each variety.
For some time now we’ve been fascinated with these wines and how beautifully they pair with foods. In the wines of the Pacific Northwest one finds tremendous diversity of flavors but we’ve always appreciated these gems for a certain earthiness that they share. These wines are rich, flavorful and downright food friendly, which is why we love working with them. A great food and wine paring makes both taste better as a result and creates a uniquely exciting dining experience. We are eager to share this experience with you.
There is a great deal more to the American northwest today than Starbucks coffee, grunge bands, and Microsoft. In roughly two decades we’ve watched Oregon and Washington become internationally recognized wine regions. In his book, Essential Wines and Wineries of the Pacific Northwest, author Cole Danehower said this about the wines of the American northwest,
“Superbly balanced pinot noirs; crisp rieslings; rich, heady syrahs: these are only a fraction of the expertly crafted wines being produced in the Pacific Northwest’s diverse and distinctive wine countries. Second only to California in production, the Pacific Northwest is the largest wine region in North America, home to more than 1,000 wineries. What was once a young wine-growing area with a reputation for eccentricity is today recognized as a dynamic region producing world-class wines, ……”
Join us for this most interesting evening of food and wine. We’ll share delicious flavors and explore the wines of Owen Roe while we learn more about this world class wine producing region. For the menu and more information click this link. We hope to see you there.
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