September 23, 2009 · 7:00 PM
NOTE TIME CHANGE FROM 6 to 7PM. Unfortunately Ten01 realized they could not accommodate us until 7:00 pm. Please update your RSVP if you think you cannot attend. It's going to be fun and informative.
As always at these events, cash is king. There'll be a LOT of people and using cash makes -your- experience go a LOT more smoothly. Ten 01 offers an excellent happy hour from 3-6. I recommend showing up at 5:30 ish...for happy hour and then going upstairs at 7pm. We're doing this in conjunction with the PDX Winos group. Susan Taylor has graciously opened this up to our group so we can get in a little summer wine tasting. Sounds yummy to me! You are invited to attend an event at Ten 01 to enjoy a tasting of 4 red wines selected by Sommelier, Erica Landon from the Northwest.
UPDATE: So far we have over 90 wine lovers signed up for this event across 4 groups. Rather than having a sit down blind tasting, we are setting it up where everyone can mix and mingle. Here is an update from the Sommolier, Erica "The geological history of Oregon has shaped the land in the Northern Willamette Valley over the past 35 million years. From catastrophic floods, to erupting volcanoes, great winds to landslides, the soils in the Northern Willamette Valley are a patchwork of Marine Sediments, Volcanic Basalt and Fresh water Loess. Come to Ten 01 on September 23rd for a flight of wines to determine the unique flavors of the Willamette Valley AVA’s!"[/The cost is $20.00 per person for the Flight. Food can be ordered separately. This will be your chance to either learn something new, taste something new or know it all and have fun telling us all about it! Ten 01 is a rare restaurant where flavor, artistry and dedication combine to create a fresh experience. Erica Landon is the Sommelier here and will be present during the wine presentation. A little about the Sommelier, Erica Landon. Erica Landon has carefully crafted Ten 01’s wine list to reflect the abundance and quality of the Northwest, while also paying mind to thoughtful and rare wines from around the globe. Her cellar consists of over 3,000 bottles with more than 850 selections from eight countries and 40 regions. Ten 01’s burgundy and champagne-heavy wine roster reflects Erica’s passion for those wines. 2008 has been a stellar year for both Erica Landon and Ten 01’s wine program. In June, Erica was the featured sommelier for Wine Spectator’s website and later that August, she brought home the magazine’s prestigious 2-Glass Award to Ten 01. In August, Erica was named Portland Monthly’s Best Sommelier in the magazine’s Best Of issue and was most recently awarded with Anthony Dias Blue’s Young Leaders Award in Los Angeles. Erica began her career in 1999 as the assistant wine steward at Oregon’s landmark Timberline Lodge. In 2001, she joined the Dundee Bistro where she worked with the seminal Ponzi wine family for four years as the General Manager and Sommelier. During that time in the Willamette Valley, Erica became involved with the International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) as a Director of the Maitre d’ Hotel, where she coordinated wine service for the Willamette Valley’s flagship festival. Erica left the Willamette Valley for Portland in 2005 to serve as Manager and Sommelier at the prestigious Heathman Restaurant and Bar before landing at Portland’s Ten 01 in late 2006. There, she continues to serve as the Sommelier. Landon has completed the “Innovative Restaurant Wine Program” class at the Culinary Institute of America in California, received sensory analysis training from Vinquiry in Napa Valley and earned her Sommelier Diploma from both the International Sommelier Guild and the Court of Master Sommeliers. She is also a member of the board of directors for the IPNC. As a side note, this is where I found my favorite <$20 cabernet, so I love her taste in wine. Hope to see you!! Keith