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Yes, we have no Rioja!

  • Feb 17, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Hi Guys,

Due to the last blind tasting ending up with 50% Tempranillo, we're going to have a temporary ban on Spanish wines (but not on Spanish people, you're very welcome to join of course!)

As before, I'll be charging a 2 Euro cover charge to cover the cost of the Meetup charges and the snacks. To save me emailing everyone separately I have included details below... just a note, please let me know if you're bringing a friend and maximum 1 guest per person, so that I can plan ahead.

As previously mentioned, I have a very selfish interest in organising these tastings in the fact that I need to improve my blind tasting of classic wine styles to get through the Master Sommelier exams (which I continue to fail...). The sort of wines that will probably be used in the exam are as follows, so if you can pick a bottle to bring from this list, that would be great:

France: Gewurtztraminer, Pinot Gris or Riesling from Alsace

Any Red Bordeaux, or White or Red Burgundy e.g. (Chablis, Pouilly Fuisse, Monthelie, Nuits St Georges)

White or Red wine from the Loire, (Sancerre, Pouilly Fume, Vouvray, Muscadet, Chinon, Bourgeil)

Rhone Reds (Chateauneuf du Pape, Crozes Hermitage)

Classic Italian (Chianti Classico, Barolo, Brunello, Pinot Grigio, Soave, Valpolicella (inc. Amarone)

Portugal (Douro Valley, Vinho Verde)

Germany (Riesling from Mosel, Rheingau or Pfalz or Spaetburgunder from Baden or Pfalz)

Austria (Riesling, Gruner Veltliner)

California (Cabernet, Pinot, Zinfandel, Chardonnay)

Australia (Chardonnay, Cabernet, Shiraz, Semillon/Sauvignon blends)

New Zealand (Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc) Chile (Sauvignon, Cabernet, Carmenere)

South Africa (Pinotage, Cabernet ) Argentina (Malbec, Torrontes, Cabernet)

Sparkling (Champagne, Cava, Prossecco, Cremant, New World Traditional Method)

Sweet & Fortified (Sauternes, Tokay, Port, Sherry)

Again, the address for the tasting is Flottwellstrasse 2, Berlin.

Nearest Metro is Mendelssohn-Bartholdy-Park, exit and over the river, turn right at the car park and Flottwellstrasse is first left. You can contact me on +15150406039.

Name on the doorbell is Towler and I am on the 2nd floor, on the left out of the lift. 1 bottle per person please, don't forget to wrap the wine in tin foil so we can't see what it is and if it's white, try and bring it chilled.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Guys, any of you just been moved from the waiting list and looking for wine on a Sunday, try Ubahn-Friedrichstrasse. If you're not coming please change your RSVP.

    February 17, 2013

  • Lise M.

    Unfortunately, won't be back in time Sunday night but hope to join the next wine tasting. Cheers!

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was so looking forward to this but I have to fly to Munich on Sunday evening :(

    February 15, 2013

  • Yvette B.

    Sorry, I will need to cancel;therefore opening up two spots

    February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    nice, nice... won't be able to make it ... back in Berlin in April.. enjoy!

    February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Steve, can I tag along to this? cheers, ines

    February 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry Ines, I've got to respect the waiting list. Them's the rules! :(. Will do another one soon...

      February 3, 2013

  • Mary M.

    Looking forward to no Rioja :)

    January 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh and please can we have a minimum spend of 7 euros on the wine?

    January 30, 2013

  • Deniz

    This is a great idea! looking forward to meeting you all! Thanks a lot, Steve, for organising this event!

    January 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    desolee, still busy with PhD deadline

    January 30, 2013

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