Last weekend we had the pleasure of attending our third annual wine event benefiting the Triskeles Foundation. If you haven’t heard of that organization, I encourage you to click through and learn about the great things they are doing in the western suburbs to help disadvantaged youth.
This years challenge was a blind tasting which pitted French wines against Australian and New Zealand wines.
Our introduction to these evenings of deliciousness began three years ago with an invitation from our friend and board member Jim Norris, who very generously donates the wines that we taste.
James Beard award winner and editor for ForbesLife, Richard Nalley led us through our tasting. He entertained us with stories of the dinners and conversation he has had with many of the winemakers whose wines we tasted.
In charge of the food for the evening, as usual, was Chef Charlie Orlando,who owns the Yellow Springs Inn.
Even the food got into the competition pitting Australian lamb against Icelandic lamb. Which do you think was which?
An added bonus was Chris Curtin of Êclat Chocolates at our table. (That is dear hubby on the left.) And yes, Chris brought chocolates. The salted Dark Caramels will make you swoon.
An auction for various lots of wine was conducted . . .