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SOHO will continue to showcase the wines and flavors of Australia and New Zealand on flight night, Wednesday, November 10.

TheLodgeHillVineyard The Lodge Hill Vineyards
 
First, SOHO will pour a 2008 Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon from Margaret River, Australia. This wine is a harmonious blend of fifty eight percent Sauvignon Blanc and forty two percent Semillon. On the palate, the wine is clean and refreshing with a lengthy finish.

Next, SOHO will pour a 2009 Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand. The Vicar's Choice Pinot Noir is a medium-bodied wine with supple tannins and well-balanced acidity. There are flavors of cherry and rasberry on the palate, as well as hints of redcurrant.

Finally, SOHO will pour a 2007 Jim Barry "The Lodge Hill" Shiraz from Clare Valley, Australia. On the nose, the Shiraz is aromatic and complex with a combination of fruit and spice. The Shiraz soft, elegant, and well-balanced on the palate.

Inspired by the flavors of Australia and New Zealand, SOHO's executive chef, Joe Ahn, has prepared three tapas plates to pair with each wine. The following will be featured on SOHO's menu until Wednesday, November 17.

2008 Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, Margaret River, Australia
58% Sauvignon Blanc, 42% Semillon
Pistachio mousse stuffed chicken served with beurre blanc

2009 Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand
100% Pinot Noir
Grilled wild salmon served with shaved fennel salad and avocado sauce

2007 Jim Barry "The Lodge Hill" Shiraz, Clare Valley, Australia
100% Shiraz
Grilled lamb chops served with fava beans and mint pesto

Sample each wine in a flight (three three-ounce glasses) for $13.50. Or, pair the flight with a tapas plate for $18. Try a full glass of wine and tapas plate for $12. Of course, the wines and tapas are available individually as well ($9/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon!