SOHO travels to Greece, France, and Spain for flight night of Wednesday, February 17.
First, SOHO will pour a 2005 Mibal Bodegas Hornillo Ballesteros. Only 400 cases of this wine, produced in Spain, were exported to the US. The wine is a ‘garage-wine’ meaning it is handcrafted, and not produced in a multi-million dollar winery. The wine is very deep in color and rich in flavor.
SOHO will also offer a 2008 Skouras Moschofilero from Greece. In the States, Moschofilero helped change people’s opinions regarding Greek wines (often thought to be expensive and not very noteworthy). The Moscholfilero from Skouras is similar to an unoaked Chardonnay. Finally, SOHO will pour a 2008 Cave de Saumur from France. One hundred percent Cabernet Franc, this wine offers a rich bouquet with flavors of black currant and raspberry.
Chef Joe has created three tapas plates to pair with each exceptional wine. The following wines and tapas will be available through February 24.
2008 Skouras Moschofilero, Greece
Grilled chicken souvlaki, feta-stuffed roasted peppers with lemon and olive oil
2008 Cave de Saumur, France
100% Cabernet Franc
Grilled lamb loin with fava beans, sundried tomatoes and rosemary butter
2005 Mibal Bodegas Hornillo Ballesteros, Spain
Braised pork shank, potato and ham croquette with a natural reduction
Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses and a cheese plate) for $18. Or, pair a wine and tapas for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!