Past Meetup

Roberta's Basic Wine and Food Pairing: “What Wine Should I Drink With This?”

Price: $30.00 /per person

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Dear members,

Roberta has been hosting many successful meetups at her place as you can see in the list of past events I'm attaching below. We'e learned a lot from her expertise and enjoyed her awesome food.

Now Roberta has her own group called Wine Noir and this is a joint meetup with her group.

“What Wine Should I Drink With This?” will be an introduction to food and wine pairing.

We will savor five wines with five bites that are illustrative of basic pairing principles.

Wines and Small Bites Menu:

1) Scharffenberger Cellars Excellence Brut Rosé Sparkling, NV

w Pink grapefruit and avocado salad and Potato chips--don’t laugh; it will make sense

2) 2013 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

w Poached shrimp with spicy remoulade sauce

3) 2011 Tolosa Winery Estate Pinot Noir

w Chicken tender with mushroom sauce

4) 2012 Badia a Coltibuono Cetamura Chianti, DOCG

w Salume, Tuscan white beans and pecorino cheese

5) 2010 Rosenhof trokenbeerenauslese chardonnay--one of the most amazing dessert wines on the planet

w Mini fruit tart

Roberta Rinaldi’s bio:

Roberta Rinaldi’s wine career started 12 years ago, when she begged Wally’s Wines and Spirits to give her a job; she continues to work there part-time seasonally. She is the Beverly Hills Wine Examiner for, and has written close to 200 articles about LA’s wine scene.

She has taught numerous wine classes over the years, her favorites being the introductory classes: How to Taste Wine Like a Pro and What Wine Should I Drink With This?, basic principles of wine and food pairing.

She is the founder of the Wine Noir meetup group, which is devoted to promoting wines made by African-American vintners."

To attend, please sign up with the prepayment of $30 by Paypal. If you like to use alternative payment method such as credit/debit card or Amazon Payment or cash or check, please let me know. The contact information will be sent to the attendees with payment only. Cash or check payment will be allowed only to the members who have previously attended my meetups.

Thank you very much again, Roberta! I can't wait!



Roberta's past meetups with this group:

Le Mariage – Wine and Food Pairing (1) by Roberta March 20, 2009 · 7:30 PM

Le Mariage (2) - Dinner with "Wine by the Glass" at Upstairs 2

Friday Night Wine Flights by Roberta (1) August 27, 2010 · 7:00 PM

Friday Night Wine Flights by Roberta (2) - Spanish Wines Sept 24, 2010 · 7:00 PM

Friday Night Wine Flights by Roberta (3) - Dessert Wines Oct 29, 2010 · 7:00 PM

Friday Night Wine Flights by Roberta (4) Champagnes and Dim Sum! November 26, 2010 · 7:00 PM

Pasta Making at a Restaurant Kitchen in West Hollywood June 5, 2010 · 1:30 PM

How to Savor Wine by Roberta October 1, 2011 · 3:00 PM

See all Meetups from LA Cooking and Dining Meetup Group