The place is called Orso and it sits in the middle downtown Anchorage, offering spectacular service, a chic atmosphere and my favorite, Fine Wine.
|Orso Restaurant and Bar Anchorage, Alaska|
|Daily Wine Flight Menu|
A "Wine Flight" is the tasting (approx. 2ounces) of usually 3 or more of the same grape and/or region but varied brands of wine. The regions and/or grapes can vary, however there should be one continuum as to make a comparison. Our night featured the Syrah and Argentine Flights. With the Syrah Flight we tasted, RockBlock Sono '07, Porlupine Ridge '08 & Campuget 1753 '07. The Porlupine was my favorite of the three. On the Argentine Flight, we tasted varied grapes: Vistalba '08, LaPosta '08, and Nieto '07. Now I've always been a fan of Argentinian wines so this flight out of the two was my favorite. And while the Visatalba and LaPosta ran side by side in terms of delectability, Vistalba narrowly won me over. One friend preferred the Nieto while the other raved about the LaPosta. You see or better yet, you taste? It is all about what you like.
|Marietta, Gil & Me|
We also got to taste some other familiar favorites. Marietta had us try Torrontes, (for the first time), I loved it! And she tried her namesake, Marietta Old Vine Red, a fruit forward sipping wine, that I love to kick back with.
|Marietta Old Vine Red at Bev Mo|
Some surprises about Anchorage? The New Zealand regions of wine is a heavy favorite. All in all, we had a great time and whenever you are in Anchorage, check out Orso for great fun, good times and great wine! Cheers!