Tasting in the Dark--A Truly Blind Wine Tasting Featuring Coppola Wines
Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)
Tasting in the Dark: A Truly Blind Wine Tasting Featuring Coppola Wines
A wine tasting and sensory experience like no other. Each guest is blindfolded and led by totally blind UC Davis Organic Chemistry Ph.D. student, Hoby Wedler, this tasting experience explores how flavors and aromas in wine are heightened by figuratively turning off the lights and tasting wines in complete darkness. The program begins with a sensory examination of distinct aromas including a few primary scents generally found in wine. Next, a flight of four Coppola wines are introduced on the palate, each guest busy distinguishing what familiar tastes are being encountered. Tasting in the Dark aims to break down some of the preconceived barriers to wine tasting, while allowing guests to enjoy wine in an uninhibited environment.
For more about Tasting in the Dark at the Coppola winery, read the following article, which also gives you a flavor of what is in store for you in Davis.
Limited Tasting: 1951 Chateau Latour
Patrick May has donated a 62 year-old bottle of Latour wine, which is valued over $2,000 on the open market. The mystery with a wine that old is whether it is turned or if it is amazing. Either way, it will be unique.
The Noble Family Latour Collection, 6/2/2012 93 points By John Kapon
"The next flight began with another impressive 'off' vintage, the1951 Latour. 'Tannic' came from the crowd, and we had another incredibly fresh, old wine on our hands. Signature walnut and black fruit were present in the nose, which came across almost as if a shot of Napa Valley was in my glass. The palate was heavy and oily with black fruit and cola flavors, along with a dry, slaty finish (93). Being able to taste one of the eight greatest vineyards as it commanded in the 1855 French classification of wines has to be a distinction that not many can attest to tasting."
Thank you for your participation! All proceeds for both tastings will benefit Accessible Science, which puts on a chemistry camp for the blind and the National Federation of the Blind of California “Canes and Tails” Chapter of Yolo/Solano County.
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NFBC "Canes and Tails" of Yolo Solano County and Accessible Science
The National Federation of the Blind of California's "Canes and Tails" Chapter in partnership with Accessible Science promote independence and education with an emphasis in science and chemistry for blind and visually impaired adulsts and children. 100% of the proceeds of this event will support persons who are blind or visually impaired learn to be independent and live life to the fullest.