The wine tasting/evaluation will be an educational blind contrast/compare event. Being connected to the wine industry (hobby/consultant), I have access to wines not normally distributed in North Carolina. This year will have a focus on various whites, red blends, wine from the same winery but at different price points, and how different vintages influence the finished product. All wines were carefully consumed over multiple occasions to assure the selected wines are top quality, except for those that are not.
Lunch and finger foods will be provided. We will taste at least 20 wines in one ounce pours, flights of three, in a sit-down format. The amount of wine served per person comes to more than 3/4 bottle, so be careful regarding your consumption. The wines will be unveiled after each flight, with prices, and where they were purchased. Information sheets will be handed out at the conclusion of the tasting and tasting sheets will be provided so you can make your own notes.
The concept, which never goes according to plan, is to arrive around 11 AM and start with a sparkling wine. There is parking for more than 100 cars on the grounds. We hope to have a few new cars displayed in the driveway circle (courtesy of Southpoint Porsche, Durham) and a sparkling wine will be informally served at that location (weather permitting). You are welcome to view the cars and walk around the grounds. The formal tasting will start around 11:30 AM under a large tent.
Volunteers would be appreciated to assist in the activities. They will not be excluded from the tasting.