Savannah’s One-of-a-Kind Tasting Experience!
Sip your way through the world’s most exclusive and opulent wineries. Each year guests gain the in-depth knowledge from career professionals and meet the makers while they learn the tastes, sights and smells to some of the most desired bottles. Whether you are a wine connoisseur or just starting to sip, The Grand Reserve Tasting is for you!
What’s your type of wine!
When you hear the word wine what comes to your mind? Let me tell you about some of the different types that we will have at this event.
Syrah – Syrah (a.k.a. Shiraz) is a full-bodied red wine that’s heavily planted in the Rhône Valley in France and Australia. The wines have intense fruit flavors and middleweight tannins. Syrah is commonly blended with Grenache and Mourvèdre to create the red Rhône blend. The wine often has an aggressively meaty (beef broth, jerky) quality.
Pinot Noir – is a dry light-bodied first widely planted in France. The wines always lead with higher acid and soft tannins.
Chardonnay – is a dry full-bodied white wine. When oak-aged, Chardonnay will have spicy, bourbon-y notes. Unoaked wines are lighter and zesty with apple and citrus flavors.
Sauvignon Blanc – is a dry white grape first widely planted in France. Wines are tart, typically with herbal green fruit flavors. A light-bodied to medium-bodied white wine.
Riesling – Floral and fruit-driven aromatic white that comes in variable sweetness. Some producers choose not to ferment all the grape sugar and therefore make the wine in an “off-dry” style.
Pinot Gris – is a dry light-bodied white grape that is planted heavily in Italy, but also in France and Germany. Wines are light to middle-weight and easy drinking, often with some bitter flavor on the palate (bitter almond, quinine).
Time to Wine
The food, wine and ambiance is held to the highest standard and blended together to create an unforgettable experience. This year along with the twenty-eight wine suppliers, guests can taste top varieties. Get to know a few of the most common types of wine grapes from around the world and be sure to purchase your ticket to Grand Reserve before it is sold out here: http://www.savannahfoodandwinefest.com/grand-reserve-tasting.html