Charles Krug was Napa Valley’s first winery, established in 1861. The creation of the Family Reserve Generations wines was a fortuitous experiment by Marc back in 1991. The Family Reserve Generations wines are among the most sought after in the Charles Krug – Peter Mondavi Family portfolio. During Day One of my New York Wine and Food Festival weekend, I had the pleasure of tasting eight vintages of this elegant wine, starting with the first masterpiece from 1991.
|You had me at hello....|
Charles Krug winery co-proprietor Marc Mondavi, along with wife Janice, hosted the tasting and led the discussion off with his story of his family's foiree in the wine business. To be honest, I'm not too familiar with red wines (only have it occasionally with red meats and other heavy game dishes) so I came in with a open mind and was eager to learn. After all, I hear a glass of red a day keeps the doctor away...
|Mr. Mondavi and wife|
|1994 was a very good year....|
|1991 was also a good year|
|The 2000 babies|
Besides being tons of fun and a chance to hang with all your fave food personalities, the New York Wine and Food Festival benefits the hunger-relief programs of Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the Festival go directly to these community-based organizations. So eating and drinking for a good cause - that's right up my alley!