Sunday, March 26, 2017

Brussels Wine Club founding and Belgian wine presentation

Today we met at the house of Marco Carnovale, Sommelier AIS (Associazione Italiana Sommelier) and promoter of this new Brussels Wine Club, and his wife Lifang Yan. In this informal setting, in the company of 13 wine lovers from several countries, Marco presented the AIS and the idea of creating a branch in the capital of Europe.

In addition, Marco gave a presentation on Belgian wine: its history, denominations, and characteristics. The research for this presentation was based on an article that Marco wrote for issue  n.12 of magazine Vitae of the Associazione Italiana Sommelier (AIS).

Marco's presentation, including the description of each wine tasted today, can be seen online here.

During the course of the evening participants tasted the following wines:

1. Ruffus Cuvée du Seigneur 2014, 12.5%
2. Genoels-Elderen Rose Parel 2012, 12,5%, no AOC.

3. Aldeneyck Chard Heerenlaak 2014, Vlaamse Landwijn
4. Clos d’Opleeuw Chardonnay Prestige Pleistoceen, 2014, GOB Beschermde (protected) Haspengouw

5. Bon Baron Acolon, AOC Côtes de Sambre et Meuse, 13%abv
6. Bon Baron, Pinot Noir Tresor, 2013, 13% abv, AOC Côtes de Sambre et Meuse

7. Aldeneyck Pinot Gris "Noble", 2013, 11.5%