A disappointing dinner party – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

A disappointing dinner party

So my fiance wanted to throw a dinner party for about 15 people.

"Great!" I think, "this will be a good opportunity to open a few of my nicer bottles for other to enjoy!"

Cut to the dinner party. I opened a 2004 chateau de beaucastel to start, thinking it would be a good entry for others to try.

I did not gage the crowd effectively.

Long story short, the hits of the party were a couple bottles of muscato, a riesling and a cheap red wine that was literally made from Concord grapes.

I'm pretty damn sure I was the only one to drink the beaucastel and I drank the whole thing by nights end.

I don't fault anyone for enjoying those other wines, in fact I'm glad they had a good time.

I'm Just kind of bummed that I was unable to share my passion for wines and hopefully introduce others to what good wines can be like.

I think next time, since sweet white wines were all the rage I'll have to introduce them to a sauternes. Maybe that'll get the curiosity going for some of them.


Athan Zafirov

For 15 years, Athan Zafirov has traveled the vineyards around the world and worked with some of the greatest chefs including Francois Duc and Alan Brown.

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