Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fleming's "Battle of the Hemispheres" Bottle Wars, September 14

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar has introduced "Bottle Wars", a series of four unique wine tastings held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Friday during its September “Month of Discover”.  Guests will have the chance to taste premium wines from rival regions and wineries around the world in a spirit of friendly competition. Each event will offer 8 to 10 well-matched wines, including appetizers for only $25.  Fleming's professionally trained wine managers will guide guests through the tasting experience.

September 14, marks this week’s “Bottle Wars” that pits north against south in a battle that’s appropriately titled, “Battle of the Hemispheres”. California blends take on blends from South America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.  Which one will reign supreme?  You be the judge!

This week’s bottle wars contenders include:

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand)
Hanna Sauvignon Blanc (Russian River Valley)

Indaba Chardonnay (Western Cape South Africa)
 Women of Vine Chardonnay (Central Coast)

Yalumba GSM The Strapper (Barossa Australia)
The Prisoner (Napa Valley)

Esk Valley Merlot Blend (Hawkes Bay New Zealand)
The Dreaming Tree Crush Merlot Blend (North Coast California)

Veramonte Primus Cabernet Sauvignon (Casablanca Valley, Chile)
 Educated Guess Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

Reservations are required for “Bottle Wars” so please contact Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar at 25 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60611, 312-329-9463 or 960 Milwaukee Ave. Lincolnshire, IL 60069, 847-793-0333

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