Société Mondiale du Vin
Mondiale du Vin Summer Tasting
Washington Park Botanical Garden, July 5, 2017
Mondiale members and their guest were treated to a delightful evening of finger food, refreshing summer wines, and live entertainment. The summer wine tasting was held July 5, 2017 at the Washington Park Botanical Garden. The weather and the grounds provided a perfect evening for after work/end of the day camraderie.
The inspiration for this event came from an article from the New York Times, spotted by Jay Kitterman, featuring delicious but little known white wines from around the world. Echanson Geoff Bland seized on this idea to arrange a tasting of ten delicious but unfamiliar white wines.
The wines paired perfectly with a tasty line-up of appetizers prepared by Chef Chip Kennedy of Five Flavors Catering. The excellent tunes of Smooth Times Band inspired several in attendance to hit the dance floor.
Pinot Noir at its Finest
Sangamo Club, May 3, 2017
This members-only tasting gave Mondiale members the opportunity to taste high end Pinot Noirs of limited availability. The event started with a side by side comparison of2013 Willams & Selyem and Kosta Brown from Russian River Valley, followed by the same comparison from their Sonoma Coast sites. The tasting concluded with a comparison tasting of multiple single vineyard sites from Williams and Selyem.
2013 W&S Westside Road Vineyard, 2013 W&S Eastside Road Vineyard
2013 W&S Bucher Vineyard, 2013 W&S Weir Vineyard
2013 W&S Rochioli River Block Vineyard, 2013 W&S Precious Mountain Vineyard(99 pts)
This was a fascinating comparison to show how Pinot Noir demonstrates the terroir of the different vineyard sites with amazing difference and complexity of flavors.
Summer Savignon Blanc Tasting
Sangamo Club, August 24, 2016
Members and guest sampled wines from France, New Zealand, Argentina, South Africa, Australia Chile, Austria and the USA. A selection of appetizers designed to pair with the wines was served.
Bacon wrapped seabass with roasted red pepper aioli
Lump crab and gazpacho shooters
Smoked salmon, asparagus and lemon goat cheese canapes
Spinach. artichoke and gruyere crostinis with caramelized pear
Chilled oysters mignonette
SOUTH AFRICAN WINES
American Harvest -March 31, 2016
Members-only tasting of top South African wines. Members and Guests enjoyed a three-course dinner South African inspired menu Paired with additional South African wines
Mondiale Induction and Dinner
Sangamo Club - November 21, 2015
Chaîne and Mondiale members enjoyed the induction ceremony and Mondiale Dinner.
Chateau Lisennes Cremant de Bordeaux
Sauteed Bass with Lemongrass
2014 Chateau Lamothe
Grilled Quail with Fig Syrup
Cucumber Sorbet with Cucumber Salsa
Braised Lamb Shoulder with Haricot Blanc
2004 Chateau de Bellevue, Lussac-St Emilion
Apple Cake Grandmere Crème Anglaise, Salted Caramel
2012 Chateau Roumieu Sauternes