The other day I went as a guest to another political fundraiser to a restaurant that I used to frequent years ago. The original restaurant and location did not have a liquor license, but when they opened their new location they had also had a liquor license.
La Pita in Dearborn originally opened up, when Arabic cuisine first burst upon the scene and they did a very good business and have continued to this day. The restaurant had a fine buffet dinner for all of the people at this fund raiser. There was fresh fruit, salads, hummus, lamb sausage, chicken kebabs, pilaf and assorted pastries. The spread was appreciated by all that attended, as most of the people there had probably eaten at this restaurant for years.
They also were pouring wines from La Terre wines, and the choices were Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and White Zinfandel. I had never heard of this wine producer. They are part of Constellation Brands, which has many different brands of wines. This line La Terre has targeted the “on-premise segment of business,” so I must presume that they cater to the restaurant trade instead of the wine shop business. I tried a glass of the Cabernet Sauvignon and found it lacking the qualities of what I appreciate from that particular varietal. Hence I shifted to the Chardonnay, which is something I tend to do when I am offered “generic” wines from catering companies. The wines suffice for what they are, and they just deliver a tease, as far as I am concerned of what the wine should be. As I have stated before, wines of this nature, hopefully may get an individual to try another wine later on, and find wines with more nuance and craft.