One of the most important jobs we have as winemakers is to train our palates
to be able to distinguish truly outstanding wines from those that are merely
nice. The best way to do this is to taste, taste,taste - wines from all
kinds of vineyards made in a variety of styles. It is a grueling job, but hey,
no one said this would be easy! Here's your chance to get involved in this
We have asked 7 of the best wine merchants in Maryland to recommend Syrahs
that are comparably priced to our 2009 Crumbling Rock (net yet released!). Black
Ankle's Ed Boyce will lead a blind tasting of eight wines, including the
Crumbling Rock. The tasting will be accompanied by discussion of strengths,
weaknesses and interesting points of each wine. Once the identities of the wines
are revealed, we will look at when, how and where they were made and how their
cultivation has affected the finished wines.
This is definitely a five star day for the serious (or aspiring) wine geeks
out there!??Just to keep things a bit festive, the tasting will be accompanied
by a delicious assortment of light appetizers.
For more information or for reservations please contact Melissa Schulte via
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seating will be limited to around 40 guests, so rsvp as soon as possible!