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First 2019 WC-TG-AWS Event
BUBBLING OVER Champagne Brunch
SUNDAY, January 20, NOON
at The Fillmore, 7954 Ann Arbor St., Dexter

Last month, I created a monster. I ended up recruiting 160 sparkling wines for the annual Ann Arbor Tasters Guild Champagne Brunch. Too much wine, too little time. So I culled out 60, mainly Cavas of Spain and Proseccos of Italy, for a followup ambulatory tasting in January..

I always had the impression that attendees of this popular event were looking to sample primarily the expensive stuff. When the ratio of Champagne champagnes to other sparkling wines was insufficient, I received complaints. I learned this time that's just part of the audience. Because last month attendees were questioning the shortage of reasonably priced sparklers.

I'll make up for that shortage this month. There will be Cavas and Proseccos galore, and I'll likely align them by type instead of alphabetical order so that comparative tasting will be simpler. Geez, there's so much great Cava and Prosecco out there these days, unlike years back when just the basic, branded stuff fill the pipelines.

For Champagne lovers, there were a few newcomers we missed last month that I'll slot in this round. Figure on around 75 sparkling wines in all.

I heard some comments that the brunch buffet at dessous was a bit of a letdown compared to the previous year‛s, even though the script was basically the same. I agree. I‛ve resolved to choose better in 2019. Here‛s what The Fillmore plans for us.

Here's the MENU

Poached Egg Sliders: -White cheddar, sundried tomato aioli, pico de gallo, spinach on mini English muffins

Escoffier Scrambled Eggs, essence of thyme & garlic, parmesan

Fresh Fruit Display: Assorted fruit, citrus cream dip/

Creole Shrimp and Grits:
Soft polenta, brown butter, bell peppers & onions, andouille sausage, chive

Chorizo sausage gravy and biscuits Served with house biscuits

Assorted Croissants and Danishes

Smoked Pork Cuban Sandwiches

Smoked pork, black forest ham, house pickle, mustard, swiss

Asian Breakfast Nachos:
Scrambled eggs, asian breakfast sausage, daikon radishes, shiitake, spam, peas, carrot, sweet chile, sweet soy, sriracha

Hippie Hash: House cut hash browns, red pepper, onion, broccoli, tofu, feta

Cinnamon Crunch French Toast with whipped butter and Dixboro maple syrup


AND here's the WINE LIST TOO:
2017 ADRIANO ADAMI GARBEL PROSECCO TREVISO BRUT
2016 ANDREOLA DIRUPO PROSECCO VALDOBBIADENE SUPERIORE BRUT
BELLISSIMA DI CHRISTIE BRINKLEY PROSECCO BRUT
BISOL JEIO PROSECCO BRUT
BORGOLUCE LAMPO PROSECCO TREVISO BRUT
2016 BORTOLOMIOL PRIOR PROSECCO VALDOBBIADENE SUPERIORE BRUT
BORTOLOTTI PROSECCO VALDOBBIADENE SUPERIORE BRUT
CA' FURLAN CUVEE BEATRICE PROSECCO EXTRA DRY
CAPOSALDO PROSECCO BRUT
2017 COL DE' SALICE PROSECCO VALDOBBIADENE SUPERIORE EXTRA DRY
2017 COLLI EUGANEI CANTINA PROSECCO EXTRA DRY
IL FOLLO PROSECCO EXTRA DRY
LUNA NUDA PROSECCO TREVISO EXTRA DRY
2017 MILLENIO PROSECCO EXTRA DRY
MEROTTO GRAZIANO COLBELO PROSECCO VALDOBBIADENE SUPERIORE EXTRA DRY
MOMMY'S TIME OUT PROSECCO
2016 MONTESEL VIGNA DEL PARADISO PROSECCO CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE SUPERIORE EXTRA DRY
2016 NINO FRANCO PRIMO FRANCO PROSECCO VALDOBBIADENE SUPERIORE DRY
PASQUA FAMIGLIA PROSECCO TREVISO BRUT
TUTELA PROSECCO TREVISO EXTRA DRY
VILLA SANDI IL FRESCA PROSECCO TREVISO BRUT
CASA DEI FARIVE CUVEE ITALIA BRUT
ZENSA ITALIA BRUT
2015 AVINYO RESERVA CAVA BRUT
CAMPO VIEJO GRAN RESERVA CAVA BRUT
CLOS AMADOR DELICAT RESERVA CAVA BRUT
CODORNIU CUVEE CLASICO CAVA BRUT
FRANCESC RICART CAVA BRUT
JOSEF MASACHS MAS FI CAVA BRUT
2015 JUVE & CAMPS MILESIME CHARDONNAY RESERVA CAVA BRUT
MARQUES DE CACERES CAVA BRUT
MERCAT CAVA BRUT
2015 MONT MARCAL RESERVA CAVA BRUT
2014 NAVERAN DAMA DE BARCELONA CAVA BRUT
PAUL CHENEAU LADY OF SPAIN CAVA BRUT
PORTELL CAVA BRUT
SEGURA VIUDAS GRAN CUVEE RESERVA CAVA BRUT
TORRE ORIA MACABEO CAVA BRUT
VALDELAVIA CAVA BRUT
PINORD REYNAL ESPANA VINO DE AGUJA
CHARLES ORBAN CARTE NOIRE CHAMPAGNE BRUT
DUMENIL GRANDE RESERVE PREMIER CRU CHAMPAGNE BRUT
LOOSEN BROS. DR. L RIESLING DEUTSCHER SEKT
CAMPO VIEJO GRAN CAVA ROSE BRUT
JUVE & CAMPS PINOT NOIR CAVA ROSE BRUT
PERE VENTURA TRESOR CAVA ROSE BRUT
PORTELL TREPAT ROSE BRUT
THARSYS DOMINIO & PAGO CAVA ROSE BRUT
COL DE' SALICI ITALIA ROSE BRUT
GANCIA ITALIA ROSE BRUT
MASCHIO CANTINE ITALIA ROSE BRUT
2013 ROTARI TRENTO ROSE BRUT
SAN SIMONE SYLTBAR IL CONCERTO ITALIA ROSE BRUT
SENTIO AUREA ITALIA ROSE EXTRA DRY
2016 PASQUA FAMIGLIA GARGANEGA VENETO PASSIMENTO
TOSTI ASTI SECCO DRY
GANCIA ASTI DOLCE SWEET
2017 L'ARMANGIA CANELLI MOSCATO D'ASTI
2017 BORGO MARAGLIANO LA CALIERA MOSCATO D'ASTI
2017 SCAGLIOLA PRIMOBACIO MOSCATO D'ASTI
2017 TINTERO SORI GRAMELLA MOSCATO D'ASTI
2017 VIETTI CASCINETTA MOSCATO D'ASTI
2017 VILLA GIADA SURI MOSCATO D'ASTI
2017 ELIO PERRONE BIGARO ITALIA ROSE
2016 LITTLE BOSCO MALVASIA DI CASTEL NUOVO DON BOSCO
ATELIE ACQUI DOLCE
2017 BORGO MARAGLIANO BRACHETTO PIEMONTE
2016 SAN SILVESTRO BRACHETTO PIEMONTE
2016 RICOSSA ANTICA CASA BRACHETTO PIEMONTE
2016 PASQUA FAMIGLIA VENETO PASSIMENTO
SANTERO ITALIA MOSCATO & STRAWBERRY
CIPRIANI HARRY'S BAR VENEZIA BELLINI
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By Jan 13 WC-TG-AWS MEMBER cost is 49.50 each:
(price  INCLUDES FOOD, WINE, TIP AND TAX)

 

After Jan 13 WC-TG-AWS MEMBER cost is $52.00 each:
(price  INCLUDES FOOD, WINE, TIP AND TAX)

 

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(price  INCLUDES FOOD, WINE, TIP AND TAX)

 

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(price  INCLUDES FOOD, WINE, TIP AND TAX)

 

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