Wine Tasting: The Rulebreakers

In any business there are rules, and wine is no exception.  If you follow the rules, you are accepted into polite company and given the benefit of the doubt.  But if you break the rules, you had better make something extraordinary!  In this tasting we bring you seven noble rulebreakers, winemakers who dared to flaunt the regulations handed down to them.  We salute these daring deviants and the wines they bring us.

Wines for Tasting (subject to availability):

- 2006 Beringer Napa Valley Chardonnay (Napa, CA)
- 2006 Chateau de la Gardine Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc (Chateauneuf, FR)
- 2010 Victoria Rose "Mud Pie" Barbera (Mendocino, CA)
- 2012 Red Caboose RCW Tempranillo/Cab Sav (Meridian, TX)
- 2011 Chateau Musar "Musar Jeune" (Bekaa, LB)
- 2008 Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon (Golan Heights, IS)
- 2009 "Earthquake" Petit Sirah (Lodi, CA)

As usual, we'll start off with a quick discussion about smelling, tasting, pairing, buying and storing wine. Gourmet small bites will be served to pair, but you may want to plan on dinner after. Please pay via Paypal when you RSVP. (If you would like to pay by cash or check, send an email to [masked]) If you don't eat/like any particular food, PLEASE let us know in advance-- otherwise we'll assume you eat everything!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This group keeps getting better & better! Just my luck that only now I discover this fantastic group and David decides to move!! :-P

    August 17

  • David M

    Thanks everyone for coming! I think someone asked about the menu, so here's what I can remember:

    1) Marinated goat cheese rosemary/pink peppercorns
    2) Dandelion greens with fresh strawberry papaya and olive oil/sherry vinegar dressing
    3) Seared opah belly on avocado and greens with a lemon-miso dressing
    4) Coffee-rubbed smoked short ribs (vegeburger)
    5) Chicken mole (tofu) made with fresh ground cacao
    6) Bruscetta with sautéed sausage and tomato
    7) Tasmanian peppercorn ice cream with Italian pizzelle

    August 17

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, David! That was me. Do you think you can remember the "menu" from the previous WINE (Spanish, not cocktail) event?

      August 17

  • Michelle

    Amazing food pairings!!

    1 · August 17

  • Drinda M.

    Another great event!

    August 16

  • Kelvin L.

    Enjoyed the wine and the company. David was a very gracious host.

    August 16

  • A former member
    A former member

    Those that are interested in touring the aquaponics farm (for free) on Sunday @ 2PM, please feel free to contact me at: [masked] or[masked]

    August 15

  • Amber S.

    Hi, I'm looking forward to this event and meeting some new people! I'm a vegetarian, FYI, but I do enjoy a bit of cheese with my wine.

    August 14

  • Michelle

    This will be my last tasting with the group! I'll be leaving for Korea Sept 5!

    August 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed the cocktail meetup quite a bit. Can't wait to learn about the grape!

    1 · August 3

    • Teri

      Matthew, can you please send me your mom's editor info? Thanks!

      August 3

  • Teri

    Wish I could attend. I have my kids that day. Enjoy!

    July 22, 2014

  • CeeCee

    Going to LA this weekend...ah shucks! Cheers!

    July 21, 2014

  • CeeCee

    Same day as Real Beerfest...

    July 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shoots! I'll be out of town for this one. I'll have to participate virtually :-)

    July 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll probably go, but pay as it gets closer to the event.

    July 13, 2014

  • David M

    See the wine notes for more details on this tasting!

    July 10, 2014

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