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Second 2020 AAWC-Ann Arbor Tasters Guild / AWS Event
HEAD HONCHOS PART TWO Wine Importer Dinner
with Ted Diamantis, Founder, Diamond Wine Importers

Thursday February 13, 7:00 pm
at Grange Kitchen, 118 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor

In 1992, Ted Diamantis founded Diamond Wine Importers 'out of the belief that Greece, with its natural terroir of mountain vineyards, maritime influenced climate, volcanic and alluvial soils, and over 200 ancient indigenous varieties, can once again become a source of some of the greatest wines in the world.'

Like Mike Corso, his firm is Chicago-based. Unlike Mike, I've never had the privilege to meet Ted. I've had plenty of opportunity to taste many of his wine selections though. On that basis, I'd say that his company is surely achieving its purpose.

Over the 45 years Sally and I have operated Ann Arbor Tasters Guild and its predecessor, Ann Arbor Les Amis du Vin, I can't recall ever staging a Wines of Greece event. This will be a great adventure.

From Diamond's portfolio, I've made a selection that emphasizes variety: of winegrowing regions, of native grape varieties, and of winemakers. There is absolutely no reason to pair these wines with Greek food specialties. They have wide-ranging mealtime applications, and Chef Brandon Johns has equally wide-ranging culinary talents. So off to the kitchen a set of samples will go. I can hardly wait to see the results!

Here's the WINE LIST

Aperitif
NAOUSSA AKAKIES SPARKLING XINOMAVRO, KIR-YIANNI ESTATE

Hamachi Crudo, Pickled Peppers, Capers, Herbs
SANTORINI ASSYRTIKO, SANTO

Roast Carrots, Sunflower-Sesame Butter, Curry, Pea Shoots
AMYNDEON MALAGOUSIA, ALPHA ESTATE

Chicken-Apricot Tagine
PELOPONNESE MOSCOFILERO, DOMAINE SKOURAS

Bo Ssam Style Slow-Roasted Pork,Kimchi,Scallion Sauce
CRETE VIDAINO AMPHORA, DOULOUFAKIS

Lamb Kofta, White Beans, Pickled Vegetables
NEMEA AGIORGITIKO, DOMAINE SKOURAS
AMYNDEON XINOMAVRO HEDGEHOG VINEYARD, ALPHA ESTATE


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PLEASE NOTE: We make every effort, but refunds cannot be guaranteed
without at least 48 hours' notice of cancellation.


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By February 9 WC-TG-AWS MEMBER cost is $69.50 each:
(price  INCLUDES FOOD, WINE, TIP AND TAX)

 

After February 9 WC-TG-AWS MEMBER cost is $72.00 each:
(price  INCLUDES FOOD, WINE, TIP AND TAX)

 

By February 9 NON-member  cost is $74.50 each:
(price  INCLUDES FOOD, WINE, TIP AND TAX)

 

  After February 9 NON-member  cost is $77.00 each:
(price  INCLUDES FOOD, WINE, TIP AND TAX)

 

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