"Sexy" Apothic Wine debuts with mask party and decadent sweets
Apothic Wine held a masked launch party last week for their new wine, Apothic White. The wine is a blend of Chardonnay, Riesling and Moscato and tastes of Peach, Vanilla, Honey and Pineapple.
Their red, which has been on the market for just over a year has already become a popular wine in Vancouver. It is a blend of Syrah, Zinfandel, and Merlot with notes of Rhubarb, Cherry, Brown Spice, Vanilla, Mocha and Chocolate.
A sensory station was on site for guests to test their nose and palate as they alternated between smelling the ingredients that compose the wine and taking a sip from their glass. At one point emcee Fred Lee asked the crowd what they thought of the Apothic White, to which he got some interesting responses. One woman said it tasted "sexy" while another guest said it "tasted like unicorns in their mouth". With answers like that, who knows what you may think of it.
The event was catered by A Moveable Feast Catering & Co who prepared hors d'oeuvres to pair with both the Apothic Red and the Apothic White.
On the savory side of things there was a grazing station that had cheese and charcuterie with Dark Rye and Pumpernickel Breads.
White Wine: Brie, Mild Blues, Provolone, Gouda, Aged Goat
Red Wine: Sharp Cheddar, Ripened Camembert, Gorgonzola, Various Aged Cheeses
Local Artisan Dry Cured Meats
Served with House Made Mustards and Chutney
There were also hors d'oeuvres being brought around ranging from Venezuelan Arepas and Mole Crusted Pulled Chicken with Black Bean, Sharp Cheddar and Salsa, to Scallops and Basil Cream in a Puff Pastry (shown below). All of which were, as Fred Lee put it, "painfully prepared" by the catering team.
To satisfy guests' sweet tooth there also was a large selection of decadent treats to pair with both the Apothic Red and Apothic White.