A little while ago, both me and Jamie were very kindly invited down to Veeno Leeds Wellington Place to come and try their Selezione Wine tasting, and after having a fabulous time guzzling down all of the delicious Wine that was on offer, I thought that I would tell you all about it.
As well as going with Jamie, I also went with the amazingly talented Michelle, who has taken all of the stunning pictures in this post, so if you like what you see, please go show her some love.
Once we had arrived in Leeds, and had wandered around for a little while, we decided to head to Veeno Leeds Wellington Place, which is located in the Wellington Place Business Park in Leeds City Centre. The only trouble was that none of us had any idea where it was, so after getting incredibly lost, we eventually arrived at their beautiful Wine Cafe, and headed on in.
Once inside, we were greeted by a really friendly waiter who said hi, and asked us if we had a booking? We said hi back, and that yes we did, and after looking at his book for a second, said to follow him to our table, which just so happen to be opposite their gorgeous looking wooden bar. Then after getting comfy for a moment or two, which was a little tricky as we were sat on really tall bar stools, which I could never seem to get comfy on, we just chatted for a little while before a really nice waitress came over and started to explain what would be happening throughout the evening.
She said that we were going to experience the Selezione Wine Tasting, which would include two White Wines, a Rosé, and two Red Wines, all paired with Sputini, which is a selection of Meats and Cheeses, all finished off with a sweet desert Wine and homemade Tiramisu. Then after a couple more minutes of us all chatting, she went off to bring us the first Wine.
The first Wine that I tried was the Timpune Sicani Grillo, a dry Sicilian White Wine, which was paired with Mozzarella Di Buffala, Buffalo Mozzarella, Lettuce, and Bread Sticks.
I think that this had to be my favourite Wine of the entire night, as I just loved it’s crisp and fruity taste. I also thought that pairing the Mozzarella, Lettuce, and Bread Sticks with this was a fantastic idea, because the creamy Mozzarella tasted great with the fruity taste of the Wine. They had wrapped the Mozzarella in Lettuce which I guessed was to stop any Buffalo Milk coming out of it and getting on your hands, but after biting into it the Milk just oozed out, so it didn’t really work, but it was gorgeous all the same, and this is coming from someone who really doesn’t like Cheese.
The second Wine that I tried was the Corte Ferro Sicani Zibibio, a White Wine that Cleopatra apparently drank, which was paired with Pecorino in Grotta, Sheep’s Milk Cheese, and baked Bread Sticks.
I really liked this one as i’m more of a White Wine lover than a red, but this had more of a sharp deeper taste to it than the first one had, so I could only drink a little bit of it at a time. I didn’t actually have any of the Cheese as i’m incredibly picky about Cheese, but I did eat some of the baked Bread Sticks and they were absolutely gorgeous and really moreish.
The third Wine that I tried was the Tasari Syrah, the house Rosé, which was paired with Speck, a selection of Smoked Ham.
I’m not usually a massive fan of Rosé, but I actually rather liked this, and thought that it tasted really rounded as none of the notes overpowered each other. I also loved the selection of Ham as it was rather smokey, and balanced the Berry notes of the Wine beautifully.
The fourth Wine that I tried was the Sachia Sicani Perricone, a Red Wine with notes of Liquorice and Spices, which was paired with Bresaola, Beef, and Warm Slices of Bread.
Even though i’m not a fan of Red Wine, I did actually quite liked this, as the notes of Liquorice and Spices gave it a Christmas Mulled Wine kind of taste, but without the weird sensation of hot Wine going down my throat. I also really liked the Beef, as I thought that it’s deep flavour really brought out the notes of Liquorice and Spices within the Wine.
The fifth Wine that I tried was the Cutaja Le Selezione Nero D]Avila Riserva, a rich Red Wine, which was paired with Gorgonzola Cheese and small round Crackers.
I didn’t really like this one, as I thought that it tasted incredibly sour and bitter, and I obviously didn’t have any of the Gorgonzola, as I am again incredibly picky when it comes to Cheese. I did however have a few of the small crackers though, and they were absolutely gorgeous, as they had quite of a salty after taste to them, which balanced the sour notes of the Wine brilliantly.
The sixth and final Wine that I tried was the Tagos Grillo, a sweet dessert Wine, which was paired with a plate of homemade Tiramisu.
I wasn’t really a fan of this one because I thought that it tasted incredibly strong and sweet, but I of course loved the Tiramisu, as it tasted absolutely to die for. Instead of this being thick and gelatinous like other Tiramisu’s I had tried in the past have been, this was light and fluffy and felt more like a Trifle in my mouth than a traditional Tiramisu does.
After finishing all of the tasty Wine and delicious food, we just sat and chatted for a while before finally deciding to head off, so we said our goodbye’s and thank you’s to all of the lovely staff and headed to the station to catch our train.
I had an amazing time checking out all of the tasty Wine and food that Veeno Leeds Wellington Place had on offer, and if you’re looking for a place to relax and have a few glasses of Wine with friends, then I highly recommend you check them out.
Have you checked out Veeno Leeds Wellington Place? What did you think? What’s your favourite kind of Wine? Please let me know down below.
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