Sommelier Favorites: A Wine Dinner of 8 Magic Regions That Fascinate Experts

  • January 19, 2014 · 6:00 PM

Join our January wine tasting dinner. The topic of this meeting is "Sommelier Favorites - Sommelier's present their favorite wine regions". 

Total cost is $120. We will have a 4 course dinner at Solare in Liberty Station.

PREPAY ONLY - if you want to RSVP, you MUST go to this link now and pay: 

Money Back Guarantees:

- Fully refundable with 4 days cancellation notice.

- Also, we guarantee your satisfaction with this event, otherwise the wine is on us. 

If you are not sure if you would like to join, read here about what you can expect from our wine events. If you were looking for a real learning experience in wine, while connecting with new friends, this is the best place.

In each of our sommelier-guided wine appreciation sessions, we use a stable framework that has been proven to be useful. Here is the event format you can rely on. It is unique in California. We aim the be #1 choice for wine connoisseurs who like to add the interaction component to their passion.

1. We always have 8-10 different wines of good quality, with a few real highlights, that are in line with the topic of the month. Every wine is discussed carefully, the sommeliers in presence deliver overviews of the basic knowledge that helps guests to categorize the experience for best learning effect.

2. The wines are tasted in rounds of 2 or 3 that we compare directly. Pours are generous. We have a slight Old World bias in the selection of wines, as we believe they are overall more instructive. But we cover any wine style of importance over time, from around the world. We also try to have aged bottles whenever we can.

3. The atmosphere is informal and friendly. We always have new guests joining, as well repeat members in presence

4. We often don't disclose the specific wines upfront to maintain an optimal learning effect. You can trust that we are not drinking uninteresting and cheap wines. We are very serious about our systematic explorations of the great wines of the world.

5. We all have dinner during our multi-round wine tasting evening, which usually takes 2.5 hours. Some guests stay long to be more social with friends made and to be safe drivers.

6. The total cost mentioned below is truly inclusive, no tricks. Multi-course dinner, all wines, sommelier guidance, corkage fee, room, parking, tips and tax are all included, unless stated otherwise. Cash after dinner is optimal. Checks are OK, Credit cards costs extra.- We are focusing on wines in all discussions of the evening. If you are serious about wine, or want to explore your interest, you will be pleased with the depth of our wine discussions.

7. Prior wine experience does not matter, our blind-tasting approach brings everyone on the same page. We welcome new members, they will be comfortable from the first session on. We know how to integrate any new guests, singles, couples, shy or outgoing. Just RSVP and you will not regret getting involved with our group. There are many wine clubs that have all types of focus except wine. We are the real thing.

8. We usually have a private room (or private section) in a nice restaurant for good conversation.

9. In all our tastings we apply the philosophy laid out in this GrapeRadio interview that Joey gave in December 2013:

10. We are unforgiving if you RSVP and then let us down. We arrange for the right number of seats carefully, please know that this is a carefully choreographed event where we count on you.

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  • Lynn H.

    Learnt a lot and met some great people. Thanks for a great night of wine and food.

    January 20, 2014

  • Jim S.

    Fascinating wine discussion .... learning, experiencing ....great food and fun people as always!

    January 20, 2014

  • Joey

    see you all tonight at 6pm sharp at Solare... Joey

    January 19, 2014

  • Joey

    Looking forward to this tasting. Certified Wine Specialists Dwight, Adam and Joey will all present their favorite grape/region combinations...
    We will have Burgundy, Riesling, Barolo, Rioja, Vacqueyras, Bordeaux, Cornas and others, it will be great.

    January 18, 2014

  • Joey

    OK - I have thought about this weekend, and realize that we would be less happy at Solare without our private room. So SUNDAY at 6PM it is. I hope that everyone can make it, including Marisol and her guest.
    I will send a wider email around to invite more attendees, we still need a critical mass. Thanks for your understanding.

    January 13, 2014

  • Jim S.

    Sunday is fine with me.

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello! I can't do Sunday :(

    January 12, 2014

  • Dwight F.

    Yes. I can do Sunday

    January 12, 2014

  • Joey

    Dwight, Tracy, Marie, Marisol, Jim:
    I may not get our private room at Solare this Saturday. But Sunday night is available, and that following Monday gladly is a national holiday.
    Could each of you quickly email me today to let me know if Sunday could be agreeable to you instead of Saturday? [masked]

    January 12, 2014

    • Marie

      Sunday is fine for me. I was at Solare on Friday and the host said the room was booked already on the 18th.

      January 12, 2014

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