updated 9-21-17

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Ninth 2017 Ann Arbor Tasters Guild Event
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO VINTUS
Wine Importer Dinner
with Anthony Hendrie,
Midwest Manager, Vintus

THURSDAY, September 21, 7:00 pm
at Terry B's, 7954 Ann Arbor St, Dexter

In 2004, Michael Quinttus, a senior executive with the venerable New York wine importer, Kobrand, left the company to form his own enterprise VINTUS with the goal of assembling a diverse, international portfolio of winegrowers and winemakers offering ‘wines of place’: wines expressive of their terroirs. He’s succeeded admirably as will be illustrated to attendees by the range of wines I’ve selected for this dinner, wines of seven distinct places of origin, winemakers, and styles.

Presenting his company and wines will be Australian native Anthony Hendrie, who, after earning a Bachelor of Wine Marketing degree at Adelaide University in 2003, became Trade Relations Manager for Wine Australia for five years, thereafter climbing the corporate ladder through three wineries and wine importers of increasing significance before joining VINTUS a little over a year ago. We spent some time together over a range of his wines earlier last month, and I was impressed by his knowledge and presentation.

I’m pleased to have had enough lead time to show both menu and wine list in our bi-monthly newsletter. Mid August, the VINTUS distributor quickly got samples of my selections to Terry B’s Executive Chef Adam and staff, and they went right to work on the menu. Some of the course elements below ( ‘apple’, ‘cranberry’, ‘pistachio’) have the flavor profiles Chef Adam envisions pairing the wines best with the final execution evolving.

THE MENU AND WINES

Amuse Bouche
Chilled Peach Bisque Shooter

MASCIARELLI TREBBIANO D'ABRUZZO

Michigan Shrimp, Black Bean Salsa, Apple
TELMO RODRIGUEZ BASA RUEDA BLANCO
DOMAINE TALMARD MACON-CHARDONNAY

Berkshire Heritage Pork Belly, Grilled Peach Jam,
Chilled Farro, Guanciale, Roadhouse BBQ, Cider Reduction

E. GUIGAL COTES DE RHONE

Duck Breast, Sweet Potato Bread Pudding, Cranberry, Pistachio
FINCA DECERO REMOLINOS VINEYARD AGRELO VALLEY MALBEC

Leg of Lamb, Root Vegetable Gratin, Plum
MITOLO JESTER MCLAREN VALE SHIRAZ

Doughnuts and Ice Cream, Port Glaze
QUINTA DO NOVAL LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORTO


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By Sept 14 Tasters Guild MEMBER cost is $74.50 each:
(price  INCLUDES FOOD, WINE, TIP AND TAX)

 

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