Join our February Sommelier Fireside Dinner dinner.
The topic of this meeting is "Exploring the Top Wines of the Southern Hemisphere".
Total cost is $120. We will have a 4 course dinner at Solare in Liberty Station.
We will taste and discuss wines from Argentina, South Africa, Chile , Mexico, Australia, Uruguay, New Zealand... covering the grapes Pinot Noir, Shiraz/Syrah, Tannat, Zinfandel, Cabernet, Merlot and Malbec.
This is a Wine Elite event. Check out http://www.WineElite.org
Money Back Guarantees:
- Fully refundable with 4 days cancellation notice.
- Also, we guarantee your satisfaction with this event, otherwise the wine is on us.
If you are not sure if you would like to join, read here about what you can expect from our wine events. If you were looking for a real learning experience in wine, while connecting with new friends, this is the best place.
In each of our sommelier-guided wine appreciation sessions, we use a stable framework that has been proven to be useful. Here is the event format you can rely on. It is unique in California. We aim the be #1 choice for wine connoisseurs who like to add the interaction component to their passion.
1. We always have 8-10 different wines of good quality, with a few real highlights, that are in line with the topic of the month. Every wine is discussed carefully, the sommeliers in presence deliver overviews of the basic knowledge that helps guests to categorize the experience for best learning effect.
2. The wines are tasted in rounds of 2 or 3 that we compare directly. Pours are generous. We have a slight Old World bias in the selection of wines, as we believe they are overall more instructive. But we cover any wine style of importance over time, from around the world. We also try to have aged bottles whenever we can.
3. The atmosphere is informal and friendly. We always have new guests joining, as well repeat members in presence
4. We often don't disclose the specific wines upfront to maintain an optimal learning effect. You can trust that we are not drinking uninteresting and cheap wines. We are very serious about our systematic explorations of the great wines of the world.
5. We all have dinner during our multi-round wine tasting evening, which usually takes 2.5 hours. Some guests stay long to be more social with friends made and to be safe drivers.
6. The total cost mentioned below is truly inclusive, no tricks. Multi-course dinner, all wines, sommelier guidance, corkage fee, room, parking, tips and tax are all included, unless stated otherwise. Cash after dinner is optimal. Checks are OK, Credit cards costs extra.- We are focusing on wines in all discussions of the evening. If you are serious about wine, or want to explore your interest, you will be pleased with the depth of our wine discussions.
7. Prior wine experience does not matter, our blind-tasting approach brings everyone on the same page. We welcome new members, they will be comfortable from the first session on. We know how to integrate any new guests, singles, couples, shy or outgoing. Just RSVP and you will not regret getting involved with our group. There are many wine clubs that have all types of focus except wine. We are the real thing.
8. We usually have a private room (or private section) in a nice restaurant for good conversation.
9. In all our tastings we apply the philosophy laid out in this GrapeRadio interview that Joey gave in December 2013: http://www.graperadio.com/archives/2013/12/27/wine-tasting-clubs/
This is event is moderated by Jörn Kleinhans, CSW
Jörn is a national authority on Sommelier-Guided Wine Tasting Experiences. Most speeches and events are delivered to Fortune 500 corporations at hotel-based offsite meetings and conferences, often including live tastings for all attendees. Thousands of people have enjoyed these systematic presentations that address corporate objectives for education, high-end entertainment and building of social skills.