OPWC May Meetup - Old World and New World Wines

  • May 31, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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The difference for the same type of wine (e.g. Pinot Noir) between  France and California/Chile is significant. Old world wines (Europe) tended to be more polished and sublime. New world wines (North and South America) tended to be more bold and fruit forward. Often this was due to a practice of harvesting the grapes later.

The blind tasting at the last event was a hit and we will repeat that format for this event......with prizes.

Can't wait to have this wine tasting event with some great wines from around the world. Pinot Noir for sure. Probably Savignon Blanc and Cabernet Savignon also.

Signing up for this Event:

Under the new format, people will sign up to the waiting list. Then we select approximately 35-40 participants randomly (using the sorting hat).

Please update your attendance status timely if your plans have changed so others can fill your spot.

This is not a pot luck. Bring some fruit or unique cheese to share. The host provides bread, crackers, and water.

Sante!

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  • Graeme S.

    Thanks everyone! Had a really good time at my first OPWC meet. Good times. Looking forward to the next one!

    1 · June 1

  • Margo

    Thanks Joe and Brandy had a great time tasting wine and being able to see my friends :-)

    2 · June 1

  • Karen S.

    Great to see everyone! Lovely home Joe and Brandy! Thanks for having us!

    1 · June 1

  • Brandy F.

    It was so nice to see everyone. Thanks for coming.

    1 · June 1

  • keith f.

    Joe Wilkie has volunteered his home for September and Boyd and Christy will be hosting October. After the June Reggae event, we will be taking a break for July and August. Sante!

    1 · June 1

  • keith f.

    Joe & Brandy: Thanks for hosting. Great that you had ice so we could cool down the reds on a hot nite. They were getting too hot and all you could taste was the alcohol. Remember to serve wines at the proper temperature!

    1 · June 1

  • Alicia

    I had a wonderful time and enjoyed tasting the difference between old and new. Thank you!

    1 · June 1

  • Caroline d.

    All the wines were excellent. I had a really fun time. I enjoyed meeting many new people at last night's event and it was also nice catching up with some people I hadn't seen since January. Thank you to all the hosts.

    June 1

  • Gary G.

    Thanks Keith & Kari for a wonderful evening of good food, wine, stimulating conversation & interesting people.

    June 1

  • Sam

    Great evening. Thanks to our wonderful hosts and organizers Joe, Brandy, Keith and Kari. Another great wine event

    June 1

  • Sherilen

    Thanks so much Keith, Kari, Joe and Brandy. What a wonderful summer evening with friends :)

    May 31

  • Joe W.

    Awesome
    Great people good conversation and good education
    Thanks Keith &kari joe& Brandy

    May 31

  • Roseanne L.

    Great group of people and nice wine!

    May 31

  • Alan C.

    Would anyone in the Vail/SE Tucson area like to carpool? I'd be glad to do the driving, have room for 4.

    May 31

    • Kelly Anne M.

      Hi Alan, would you be able to pick me up close to I-10?

      May 31

    • Alan C.

      Yes I could, what location are you thinking?

      May 31

  • Kathleen

    I am so sorry but I have to cancel--puppy got bit by a rattlesnake and will need to be close.

    May 31

  • Amy M.

    Sorry. Family emergency just came up. Took myself off the attendance list. Hope someone else can attend in my place

    May 31

  • Cliff Hofmann J.

    hi. i'm not sure, but it looks like i'm now off the wait list. it must have just happened. i made other plans since it looked like you were booked solid. i'd really like to do this sometime. when i first got an email about this event, there was only a wait list available. it sounds like it will be a really fun event!

    May 30

  • Susan B

    I was on the waitlist until today, so I've already made other plans. Have fun!! Joe & Brandy are the best hosts!

    May 30

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so sorry to cancel. My mom had a medical emergency. I'll be spending my time with her. I hate to miss this as I was really looking forward to it.

    May 30

  • Lena

    Thanks. I look forward to tomorrow!

    May 30

  • keith f.

    Everyone has been moved from the wait list.

    May 30

  • Natalie F.

    Hello, so sorry, but my +1 and I have to cancel. Thank you!

    May 30

  • Roseanne L.

    It looks like I might be off of the wait list...am I? Sorry to have to ask....I am new to the process.

    May 30

  • Suzanne K.

    Hey, I am so sorry I am going to have to cancel, I hope someone is waiting for a spot and can take my place. I am in Texas for a family funer.

    May 30

  • Kelly Anne M.

    Hi all, I will be coming from downtown. Would love to carpool. Please let me know if I can catch a ride. Thanks!

    May 29

  • Graeme S.

    Can't wait! This is my first event. Presumably we pay you when we get there? I haven't seen any "pay on line" type options...

    May 29

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be the first meeting I've attended so looking forward to making new like-minded friends.

    May 29

  • Caroline d.

    I am still coming but just found out my plus one is not. So just me again. SoSorry for late notice.

    May 29

  • keith f.

    Please update your status if you are NOT coming. We have some folks on the waiting list and if you don't show, that would be rude to someone else who wanted to come.
    Merci.

    May 29

    • Caroline d.

      Hi. I m definitely still coming but my plus one is not. I just found that out 1 minute ago. Just me this time. Sorry for late notice.

      May 29

  • Chris

    Maggie and I are looking forward to sharing some wine at Brandy and Joe's on Saturday. We will see you then...

    May 29

  • Mitzi

    My plate is too full ! I need to sit this one out. I hope to make the next one. Cheers !!

    May 27

  • Karen S.

    Just saw this... Patrick will be out of town, so I am free-wheeling! I'll take a chance that I can make it on at last minute. Thanks.

    1 · May 26

  • Margo

    I am bringing a friend

    May 27

  • Leslie

    Unfortunately, my flight doesn't get in 'til later on Saturday... Please bump someone from the waiting list up!

    May 26

  • Graeme S.

    Hope I can get off the waitlist. LOVE my Pinot.

    May 24

  • Caroline d.

    Hi again..I will be bringing a friend after all so please note the plus-one for me-sorry for all the confusion. Thank you, Keith and Kari

    May 22

  • Mike

    To the organizers of this fun looking event -- I am open to a last minute email/text to move off the waiting list to the list of attendees :-) it is just me
    Mike

    May 20

  • Caroline d.

    It looks like it will just be me this time (again) so no need to worry about the plus-one

    May 20

  • Robert M.

    Keith, sorry but I will have to decline as I have a conflict that precludes me from attending. I hope the open spots will be put to good use. Pitting old world with new world wines was intriguing and I really would have enjoyed seeing Joe and Brandy and their beautiful home. But alas. Hope to see you all at the June gathering. Enjoy! !

    May 20

  • Gilbert Q.

    Kieth, I have short notice trip out of town so I will need to bow out of this weekend' tasting. Hope everyone has a great time and I look forward to the next opportunity.

    May 20

  • Caroline d.

    Hi. I was wondering if under the new system of everyone being wait-listed and then getting off the waiting list as space allows, if it is okay to change an RSVP to a plus-one. Since there are people still on the waiting list who would like to come and are IN the OPWC, I want to ask first what your thoughts are on bringing someone.

    May 15

  • Christie S.

    Me too, Alicia. Boyd will be out of town, but I wanted to bring a friend in his place. I'll wait to see what Keith says.

    1 · May 7

    • keith f.

      Can't update to plus one. But go ahead and bring your friend(s), I will add to count for you and Alicia.

      1 · May 7

  • Alicia

    I had tried to put a plus one on this when I signed up but I do not see it. Can it be added now?

    May 7

  • keith f.

    OK. The sorting hat has made its first pass. Please update your RSVP if your plans change since we DO HAVE a waiting list. Sante!

    May 1

  • Brandy F.

    Looking forward to having the tasting at our house this time it has been awhile.

    1 · May 1

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