Imbued by the early luciferous evening, people abandoned the places they had taken shelter, in the past days, from the relentless rain. Gleeful and anxious to capture the moment, the streets are bustling and crowds grow as I approach Pike Place Public Market. Despite the Market just closing, the red-brick street is yet not quiet as the rolling rubber treads thud across the intersection of Pike St. and 1st Ave., the tink-tink of rickshaw bells ringing out and the exited public relish in the dry and light.
Wine, I know nothing and I rarely partake; yet, I found myself make way up a wooden staircase, in the Market, leading to a room in the back corridor where the lights are not yet lit for the evening’s approaching twilight glow washes in with a cool relaxed brilliance. As attendees trickle in and claim seats a mixed demeanor of aficionados murmur their greetings to those around them or sit quietly in observance.
Kathy, the vivacious owner of Chocolate Box and Sarah, a sassy and hip educator/distributor from Elliott Bay Distributing suddenly exclaim in an excited cheer for all has arrived and the event is starting punctually without delay. The breviloquent introduction initially had me come to a sobering realization that I am not only royally out of my league but that I’m in no league. Yet, I picked up my pen and studiously listened, watched and scribbled *notes (I can scantly decipher and if I can, I’m laughing).
*a low and slow fermentation… small pour… I gave this a MUST star (I love sweets!!!)
Châuteau Haut-Mayne Sauternes 2013 (France)… dessert white