Tonight we're traveling to Italy, Spain and France to taste three reds that are young, developing and mature:
Italy: 2010 Oddero Barbera d'Alba
Spain: 2007 Frontaura y Vittoria Dominio de Valdecasa Tempranillo
France: 2004 Domaine du Pourra Côtes du Rhône Villages Séguret "Mont Bayon"
Departure Lounge will also be showcasing travel images on their 46" touchscreens during our Meetup, and Wine Captain Mark will talk to us about these great libations and lead us through the tasting. To participate in the tasting there is a $12 flight charge (for three 2-ounce servings), but you're welcome to come join us without participating in the flight if you'd like. There will also be a happy-hour priced food pairing available for those needing a nibble.
The wine educational presentation will start at 6:45 to give us time to mingle before. Departure Lounge has a great happy hour special on flights ($6) from 4-7 p.m., so those arriving before 7 can take advantage of this.
Street-side parking is free downtown on Tuesday evenings, so look for a spot along 5th street or Guadalupe Street.