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New Meeting: Benziger Wine Dinner at Woolley's

From: Jill
Sent on: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 9:15 AM
Announcing a new meeting for The Twin Cities Wine Enthusiast Meetup Group!

What: Benziger Wine Dinner at Woolley's

When: Thursday, May 1, 6:30 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Who should come: We did a dinner at Woolley's last summer, the food was wonderful, the wines were great and the company as always, the best!

Why: This is a great opportunity to try out a hidden gem at Woolley's and to try some fabulous wine!

Meeting Description: Woolley's Spring Wine Dinner

Only $55 per person, 6 courses, five wines, a great winery, a great setting and an outstanding value

Reserve your spot today![masked]

May 1st, 2008 at 6:30pm - Benziger Family Winery - Spring Wine Dinner

Speaker: Paul Lorentzen, Minnesota State Manager, Kobrand Corporation


2006 Benziger ?North Coast? Sauvignon Blanc with Butler Passed Hor D?oeurves.

First Course

2006 Benziger ?Carneros? Chardonnay paired with Fresh Halibut seared with a potato and crab crust, served over Ratatouille with a pea and mint puree.

Second Course

2004 Benziger ?Sonoma Coast? Pinot Noir paired with Asparagus and Morel Mushroom risotto topped with a Pheasant Poele.


Lime Sorbet with a tropical fruit salsa


2005 Benziger ?Sonoma County? Cabernet Sauvignon paired with Veal and Beef Tenderloin medallions over a lobster and Peruvian purple potato cake, served with a fig and port wine demi-glace.


2006 Michele Chiarlo ?Nivole? Moscato D?Asti served with a Fresh Berry tartlet with a sabayon topping.

Benziger Family Winery Information

Benziger Family Winery is leading a new definition of wine quality through its Farming for Flavors?, organic and Biodynamic? winegrowing practices. Their 85-acre certified Biodynamic Sonoma Mountain estate has become a research and teaching center for the cultivation of grapes with more flavor, intensity and site-specific vineyard character. The family shares its farming knowledge and experience with their longtime grower partners throughout Sonoma County.

The detailed, thoughtful practices of Biodynamics have inspired new approaches to grape growing, winemaking and land preservation, resulting in more site-expressive wines at Benziger Family Winery. Grapes for all Benziger wines are grown by one of three farming methods: Farming for Flavors, organic or Biodynamic. Each Benziger grower pursues the highest form of sustainable farming practices appropriate for their vineyard site.

By reducing inputs that mask the unique personality of vineyard sites, restoring the land and encouraging biodiversity on the farm, Benziger growers distinguish their fruit from all others. This distinction is of great importance to the grape grower who makes a truly unique product, but also to the consumer who can trust that the passion of family farming and the delicious diversity of Sonoma County can be tasted in every bottle of high quality, handcrafted Benziger wine.

Wine Descriptions

2006 Benziger ?North Coast? Sauvignon Blanc: a clean, fresh, bright wine with subtle grassiness and a hint of vanilla from oak aging.

2006 Benziger ?Carneros? Chardonnay: A true Carneros Chardonnay with the distinctive flavors of citrus, green apple, pear, and Muscat along with a buttery richness and silky mouth feel.

2004 Benziger ?Sonoma Coast? Pinot Noir: Aromas of cherry and black plum which give way to flavors of black cherry, chocolate and dried herb with subtle oak notes. Rich, silky and a long, creamy finish.

2005 Benziger ?Sonoma County? Cabernet Sauvignon: a classically structured, full-bodied wine with a complete flavor range of ripe berries, deeply toasted oak and spice completed by a lengthy finish.

2006 Michele Chiarlo ?Nivole? Moscato d?Asti: is one of the most sublime and delicate of all dessert wines, which should be consumed at its freshest and most youthful. It?s very low level of alcohol makes it light and soft on the palate. The finish is clean and crisp with a persistent flavor of grape, citrus and peach.

Woolley's Restaurant is located at:

[masked]th Avenue South
Embassy Suites Hotel - MPLS Airport Bloomington, MN 55425

For more information (dress code, parking, map, etc.) or to make reservations at
Woolley's Restaurant:

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