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Sommelier Dinner for Wine Lovers: Relevant Skills for Bordeaux, Rioja, Barolo

Please join us for a relaxed dinner where we will together explore the systematic blind-tasting methodology used by the Court of Master Sommeliers. This evening will be fun and highly useful for every wine drinker, experienced level or just beginning. It will deliver you a clear and concentrated tool box to objective wine evaluation and identification. The line up will only include typical classics of the world:

Bordeaux, Rioja, Barolo, Sancerre, Alsace, Petite Sirah, Super Tuscan...etc

Your background in wine does not matter. The Wine Elite is open to everyone. While we focus deeply on the applied study of wine, you don't need prior a background. Our blind-tastings are a great equalizer for experts and novices alike.

Wine seminar will be $60, including parking, wines, presentation.... you can order dinner from the restaurant a la carte, fully optional to you. Prepay $60 here. Refundable of course if you have a good reason: (only credit card required)

We will break down every single wine systematically via blind-tasting, featuring:

1. Appearance

- Clarity

- Sediment

- Color

- Rim Variation

- Tear Assessment


2. Nose

- Intensity

- Youth

- Fruit

- Wood

- Earth

- Floral Aspects

- Spices and other aspects


3. Palate

- Body

- Fruit, Earth and Wood review

- Alcohol Level

- Acidity

- Tannins

- Complexity

- Length of Finish


4. Typicity Conclusion

- Old World or New World

- Climate

- Grape Family

- Region








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  • Michael C.

    Well paced, educational, relaxing. Try asking each person for a quick impression of each wine vs. shout outs.

    August 25, 2013

  • chris g.

    If you can post or email me the list of wines, I would consider coming.

    August 24, 2013

    • Joey

      Hi Chris, feel free to call[masked] for the line up... preview: 1997 Leoville Barton. Joey

      August 24, 2013

  • Leo P.

    Joey trying to switch my schedule so wont know till last minute say around 4. Is this too late to sign in. My cell is (714) 430- 0425 if you want to text me. Thanks.

    August 24, 2013

    • Joey

      Leo, you can definitely still join us tonight. I'll text you too.

      August 24, 2013

  • chris g.

    We are already committed to a wine dinner at our house that night.

    July 7, 2013

  • sandy

    I wish I could but that's my volunteer weekend.

    June 23, 2013

  • jerry l.

    This depends on the menu. Any info on this?

    June 21, 2013

  • Barbara Karp T.

    Sorry I'll have to miss

    April 20, 2013

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