Jul 30, 2014 · 7:30 PM
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In our “Judgement of DC” event, members of Grapes & Grains will deliver their verdict on the best participating French Rosé. The competition will have five Rosés from Provence and one from Pays d’Oc.
Grapes & Grains have been invited by a group of Wine distributors from France through American wine merchant Robert Shive to participate in this competition called “Judgement of DC" to select the best from among the 6 French Rosés.
Participants do not have to be Wine experts or Wine snobs, but just the regular Rosé drinker who can make the judgement on the Wine that appeals to their taste in an impartial manner.
The task is simple as you get to choose what appeals to your palate and you will be asked to rate the top 3 that you like among the 6 Rosés competing in the “Judgement of DC". We will taste them blind with the labels covered, so that the label and bottle style won’t effect the ranking.
Some of the wines will come from the seacoast and some from the plateau about 900 - 1000 feet higher, and a 50 minute drive inland from the coast, as the climate and soils are different, as are the results of wines made from the same grapes. The above picture from the Rosé Research center in Provence demonstrates the varied color scale for the Provence Rosé wines.
There is NO FEE for the tasting and the only request we make to the new members that would sign up to this event, is to be RESPONSIBLE like our regular members in managing your RSVP.
After the tasting we will continue with our evening socializing amid the endless talks on the wines we tasted and our favorite wines, with our regular Dinner event. As always each member pays for their own Dinner and additional Wine consumption.
Catering to your whims and tantalizing your senses, Le Chat Noir offers a warm atmosphere to unwind with a impressive wine list carefully selected from organically grown grapes and a traditional French cuisine to pair with.
So join in for this special fun evening as DC delivers its judgement in the Competition of the French Rosés.
The nearest metro are tenleytown and friendship heights. Both are around an 8 minute walking distance to Le Chat Noir.