Wine Tasting at Polaris Atlanta

Wine Tasting

I can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than enjoying incredible city views while sipping delicious wines. And I had the chance to experience just that at Polaris–Atlanta’s famous rotating lounge, located at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

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Polaris recently hosted Vino en Bleu, a tour of Europe wine tasting. And I was excited to sample an artfully selected assortment of wines.

Unfortunately, I haven’t figured out a way to provide real samples of the wines we had at Vino en Bleu through the internet.  But I can share the names of the wines so you can order a glass or two during your next visit to Polaris.

Zenato Pinot Grigio 2016

Veneto, Italy

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Aromas: Key lime, green apples, white peaches, citrus

This wine is best served with appetizers, so I’m not surprised that our evening began with this.

When we first arrived, we were each given this selection of meats and cheeses along with the pinot grigio. Not only are these items from local vendors, the honeycomb and edible viola are from the rooftop garden and beehive at the Hyatt! (I’ll be visiting the rooftop garden for an exclusive tour soon). The other items include:

Waypoint Cheese – CalyRoad Creamery | Goat Cheese – Decimal Place Farm | Prosciutto/Speck –  Pine Street Market | Toasted Black Pepper and Sorghum Salami – The Spotted Trotter

The sommelière asked us to taste the various cheeses and meats and note how those flavors affected the flavors of the wine throughout the evening. But honestly, we were all pretty hungry and quickly inhaled our plates–especially since everything was so tasty!

On to the next wine…

Dr. Loosen 2015 Riesling Dry “Red Slate”

Mosel Valley, Germany

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Aromas: Spicy, floral, citrus

I’ve never had a dry Riesling before, but I liked it. I’m used to a sweet or semi-sweet Riesling, so this was a pleasant change for me.

Chateau de Cheval Brun 2014 Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

Bordeaux, France

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Aromas: Dark fruits/berries

This was my favorite of the night (I’ve grabbed a bottle of it for myself already). It will go great with beef or venison.

Bodegas Volver Single Vineyard Tempranillo 2014

La Mancha, Spain

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Aromas: Licorice, blackcurrants

“Volver” means “to return”, and I’d definitely visit Polaris again for this delicious wine.

Ceretto I Vignaioli di S. Stefano Moscato d’ Asti DOCG

Piedmont, Italy

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Last, but certainly not least, we were served glasses of this sweet, sparkling wine.

Aromas: Pear, melon

But wait, there’s more! As special treat, we also received samples of some of the most popular menu items at Polaris. We had to have something to soak up all of this incredible wine!

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Diver Scallops | Barley Risotto, Parmesan, Chive, Kale Chip, Celery, Vidalia Onion
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Steak Oscar | Sauteed Crab, Asparagus Tips, Porcini Mushroom Dusted Filet, Béarnaise, Smoked Maladon Sea Salt
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Chamomile Brined Duck Breast | Pasta Fregola, Romanesco, Baby Carrots, Ginger Honey Glaze, Patty Pan Squash, Watermelon Radish

This was such an amazing selection of wines and cuisine! I have definitely found a new favorite locale in the city, and I’ve fallen in love with this luxurious lounge and its cool, retro vibe. Not to mention, the entire staff is absolutely wonderful!

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Polaris is the perfect place to go for dinner and cocktails, especially if you want to impress your dining companion. Be sure to visit them soon for wine, cocktails (they have their own Polaris Bourbon, by the way), dinner, desserts, while you take a spin (literally) around Atlanta’s beautiful skyline.

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