July 22, 2012

Wine in the Wind

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What a terrific day! I love the wine tastings we do on the Schooner Woodwind!

Wine in the Wind on Schooner Woodwind in Annapolis

Wine in the Wind on Schooner Woodwind in Annapolis

French Wines were the theme today, each “Wine in the Wind” has a different theme. Franck Agostino was the host today. And he knows wine. His job is the coolest job, I might add. He is from France and he is passionate about wine, like I am passionate about sailing. His job is to find the wines that he thinks Americans want to drink. He visits the wineries and chooses his favorites to sell in America. He even helps some winemakers blend their wines. He then sells them here in the U.S.. He also lives in Annapolis part time. Lucky us!

So today, we sailed in the middle of the Bay all around the anchored freighters as we learned about French wines. He brought 3 from the Bordeaux region (white, rose and red) and 1 from the Cotes du Rhone region. Everyone loved the wine, the food pairings, and the sailing with Franck.

Here’s what we had:

Special Pairings

  • Semi Soft Figs filled w/ chevre and chopped pistachios (Rose)
  • Chicken Liver Pate on Crustini¬† (Cotes du Rhone Villages)
  • New Smokey Salmon Flake on Brown Bread Baguette (White)
  • Tarragon Chicken and Potato Lyonnaise Skewers (Red Bordeaux)

Buffet

  • French Cheeses (Triple Creme Brie, Roquefort Blue, Boucheron) Crusty Breads, & Strawberry Coulis
  • Classic Salad Nicoise with French Green Beans, Hard Cooked Eggs, Albacore Tuna & Pear Tomatoes
  • Open Faced Steak au Poivre on Crostini

Tickets are still on sale for our September Wine in the Wind featuring European Wines. We are sold out for August.

 

 

Captain Jennifer

About Captain Jennifer

Sailing has been a vital part of Jen's life since she was 5. Racing and cruising with her family filled her summers until she started teaching kids to sail. Her sophomore year in college, she sailed the Caribbean on a 125-ft schooner for credit in science, literature, and history. She now was addicted to schooner sailing. 3 years later, her family built the Woodwind. At 26, she became a captain.

2 Responses to Wine in the Wind

  1. Matthew Burke September 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    Dear Jennifer,

    My deepest apologies for missing Sunday’s Wine in the Wind! My wife (Bridget Teevan) had reserved us two spots for us as an anniversary gift several months ago. We had a death in the family the previous week and we are both tremendously embarrassed that we forgot the sailing appointment and are regrettful we didn’t give you notice beforehand. I understand from my wife that the tickets are non refundable (which is entirely understandable, this is our mistake!). We are very broken up that we couldn’t make it out, so I wanted to extend an apology and inquiry if the tickets are transferrable (perhaps with a penalty??) as we’d love to make an outing with you sometime, this cruise looks wonderful.

    Thank you so much,
    Hope it was a great trip,
    Kind Regards,
    Matt Burke

    • Captain Jennifer
      Captain Jennifer September 27, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

      Hi Matt- I am sorry to hear about what happened. It was a terrific sail, you both were sadly missed. Beth should be getting back to you shortly for what we can do.

      thanks-
      Captain Jen

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