Coffee, wine and great entertainment at Waltz Astoria
Wines

Wine lovers were certainly in for a treat with a visit to Waltz Astoria. This wine bar certainly lived up to the name, sourcing some rare and unusual wines for their clientele to sample. You could try something different, something you’d never even heard of, when you ordered a glass of wine from the Waltz-Astoria.

One such wine was the 2004 Kir-Yianni Akakie Rose. This Greek wine is made from 100% Xinomavro. The skin caps are left with the juice from the fruit for several hours, this gives it a distinctive color. This is the only Greek AOC rose, so it’s well worth a try if you ever get the chance. A rich and acidic wine, full of fruity flavors.

The Alphus Domus Unoaked Chardonnay was also one worth trying if you liked fruit flavors. This wine from Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand has a real tropical flavor, with passion fruit, quince and pear shining through. Lively and sweet, yet balanced with a citrus finish.

Or how about a delicious red Norton Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine from Napa Valley, California is made from a blend of Rutherford and Calistoga grapes and is a really earthy glass of richness. With blackcurrant and plum flavors, you also get a refreshing hint of mint.

Another rather special wine that was once on the wine menu at Waltz Astoria was the Familia Mayol Kaleido Malbec from Argentina. This actually sold out at the Waltz Astoria pretty fast and it’s no surprise as it was something rather special. Kept in French oak barrels for six months, this wine was a gorgeous bright violet color, packed will sweet tannins and oak and it felt so velvety in the mouth. It was truly divine.

Finally, it’s worth mentioning the Zinfandel 2002 from Chatom Vineyards, California. This wine seemed to contain every other flavor known to man. Every sip gave you a different flavor! To begin with you’d get a slight hit of black pepper, followed by spices and currants. You’d notice the taste of bell peppers, vanilla and rum. Then there were more fruity undertones of cherry, chokeberry, red pepper and blackberry. Last but not least, there was also a slight hint of chocolate.