Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Red’s Table to Host a Tasting & Wine Dinner Featuring Wines from New Zealand & Australia

From our friends at Red's Table...

On Saturday August 12th, 2017, Red's Table, guided tasting dinner showcasing a variety of wines from New Zealand and Australia. Coming of age later than other wine regions in the Southern Hemisphere, these newer “New World” wines have much to offer. Carefully selected by General Manager & Wine Specialist Sharon Wetteland, guests of this special evening will explore the complex and exciting wines to complement a four-course dinner created by newly appointed Executive Chef Kevin Ettenson. Tickets are priced at $85 per person (tax and gratuity not included.) Wines featured for the evening include Yellowglen Sparkling Rose, 19 Crimes Hard Chardonnay, Penfolds Bin 128, and Matua Rosé. The complete menu with wine pairings is posted below.

WHEN: Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at 7:30 PM, limited seating is available and reservations are required by calling (571) 375-7755.

WHERE: Red’s Table is located at 11150 South Lakes Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191; redstableva.com.

WHY: The Australian wine industry is the world's fourth largest exporter of wine with approximately 750 million liters a year to the international export market. Australia's wine regions are mainly in the southern, cooler parts of the country, with vineyards located in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland. The wine regions in each of these states produce different wine varieties and styles that take advantage of the particular terroir such as climatic differences, topography and soil types. The major varieties are predominantly Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc. Australian winemaking results have been impressive and it has established benchmarks for several varietals, such as Chardonnay and Shiraz.

New Zealand wine is largely produced in ten major wine growing regions spanning latitudes 36° to 45° South and extending 990 miles. New Zealand’s wine regions distinctive geographical characteristics provide a surprisingly varied terroir for such a small country, extending 1,600km from the sub-tropical wine regions in the Bay of Islands to the snow-capped mountains of Central Otago, the world’s most southerly wine region. New Zealand’s maritime climate provides its vineyards with extended, clear and strong sunshine hours and cool nightly sea breezes. The cooling temperatures provide a long, slow ripening period resulting in flavor growth while still holding a fresh acidity that make New Zealand wine so unique.

A Taste of Australia & New Zealand Dinner Menu
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Sweet Oysters
strawberry mignonette
Yellowglen Sparkling Rosé, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, South Eastern Australia

Barramundi en Papillote
Meyer lemon, peppers, fennel
19 Crimes Hard Chardonnay, Australia

Wild Boar Ragu
paccheri pasta, whipped ricotta, rosemary
Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz, Coonawarra, Australia

Buttermilk Pound Cake
macerated blackberries, fresh whipped cream
Matua Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé, New Zealand

Red’s Table is located at 11150 South Lakes Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191. The restaurant is located one mile from the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station, accessible on the Silver Line. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, from 11 AM to 4 PM. Dinner is served daily, from 4 PM to 10 PM. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, from 11 AM to 4 PM. A late-night menu is also available nightly, from 10 PM to close. For additional information, please call (571) 375-7755 or visit redstableva.com.