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The Volcano & The Sea: A Canary Islands Wine Dinner
January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
“Long ago in a galaxy far away…” When I look out at the peculiar, extraterrestrial vineyards of the Canary Islands, this is how their story begins in my mind. Moon-like craters, molten earth, winds so intense they sting your skin with little volcanic pebbles hurtling through the air like meteors. Old, thick, gnarly vines planted over 600 years ago but still bursting with ethereal green leaves and ripe, juice-filled grapes. There is nothing else like it in any vineyard on Earth. That is to say, if we are still on Earth. Stand in the vineyards on the island of Lanzarote and you might know something of how Neil Armstrong felt on July 20, 1969, looking up at the Earth while on solid ground for the first time.
The wines of the Canary Islands have lived in semi-isolation for most of the past 200 years, but have recently experienced a resurgence. Nutrient –rich volcanic soils, high elevations, and seriously old vines have carved a delicious path for stunningly complex wines and incredible quality. An influx of young, enthusiastic winemakers has helped the region garner international acclaim and as more and more consumers are trying these tasty, food-friendly wines, the demand for them has soared.
We will be exploring several of these wines and showing EXACTLY how food-friendly they are as Executive Chef Sean Wolf curates a Futurist menu around them. Come join our team for a little taste of history as we explore these ancient wines that come from long ago, in a galaxy far, far away.
— Drew Tschappat, Wine Director
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