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Virtual tasting to highlight selections from Talbott Vineyards

By Staff | Sep 28, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Tasting pairing for two created by Chef Karl Hamme for the August event.

Bailey’s General Store will offer a free Virtual Wine Tasting via Zoom on Oct. 1 at 5 p.m., featuring a winery tour of Talbott Vineyards with guest host and national brand ambassador Ben McClure.

Attendees will learn how Talbott’s wines are crafted from grape to bottle.

The “California grand cru” winery boasts outstanding chardonnay and pinot noir year after year from its Monterey vineyards, including the famed Sleepy Hollow Vineyard that produces a selection of its wines. Since the wines are made in the Burgundian style, they are best enjoyed with food and friends.

Chef Karl Hamme, with the Sanibel Catering Company, has prepared pairings to perfectly accompany the featured wines — Talbott Vineyard’s Kali Hart and Sleepy Hollow chardonnays and pinot noirs.

The noshing platter will include charcuterie (capocolla, genoa salami and prosciutto), fine cheeses (Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam, Beemster Aged Gouda and Imported Gruyere, and Lamb Chopper), black truffle oil, charred orange-glazed Asian Pear with cornichons, deluxe mixed nuts, assorted dried fruits, Black Mission figs, fresh fruits, dark chocolate and crackers. The pairing for the chardonnays will be cold-smoked salmon mousse with arugula and maple mustard sauce. Since the weather is still hot, Hamme will pair the pinot noirs with an “ajo blanco” white gazpacho.

To attend, email Calli Johnson at cjohnson@baileys-sanibel.com.

To purchase one of the tasting packages, visit http://shop.baileys-sanibel.com and use code “ThirstyThursday” at checkout for complimentary pick up the morning of the event.

For more information, contact cjohnson@baileys-sanibel.com or 239-472-1516.