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An INCREDIBLE evening of tasting.

So, last night I hosted a dinner for 30 folks that was requested to be an evening of pairings. While it's common to have pairings of food and wines, often times the cigar portion is left out of the mix. BUT, when you have 30 cigar enthusiasts... it becomes a very important part of the overall equation. After a great deal of work (and pre-tasting) with the folks from Rothmann's Steakhouse and Andrew Bell (President of the American Sommelier Assoc) we came up with an evening that will be very hard to beat.

Tesch Konigschild Riesling Spatlese Trocken 2005 Nahe Germany (750ml)
Davidoff Grand Cru No. 4
The entrance was meant to set the stage for the evening. A German Riesling is hardly the first pick for any cigar, however in this particular case the two go together beautifully- each "filling in the blanks" for what the other didn't offer.

Chilled Seafood Platter (Oysters, Mussells, Clams, Scallops, Lobster tail, crab meat)
Moraga White 2007 Bel Air California Sauvi…