Our periodic wine mingles seek to offer occasions for people to socialize over new and different wine styles and flavors. Why nurse a glass of a single varietal or be limited to a flight of three wines at a high mark up wine bar when for the same amount of money you can enjoy and learn about a range of wines among walls of art?.
This month we feature the rising star wines of the Santa Lucia Highlands. The SLH, located above the Salinas river in the Monterey AVA, is one of California’s premier, cool-climate winegrowing district. Its 50 mountainside vineyard estates, such as Pisoni, Hahn, Mer Soleil, Morgan and associated award-winning wine labels are considered some of the best New World Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah. Vintners and winery reps will be present, together with the Executive Director of the Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Artisans association, to discuss the appellation.
We will also rate and rank a selection of the local releases. Our unique approach is based on the premise that certain special wines have an appeal to a broad range of different palates which rarely please the refined tastes of the wine pros. We want to offer attendees--who represent a cross section of regular wine drinkers who buy wine to have with their dinner--the opportunity to decide on their preferences.
The wines will be paired with some tasty nibbles,including gourmet rustica pizza with a variety of toppings
We will also raffle off bottles of the featured wines to assist our non profit project PAIRINGS--pairing wine with philanthropy which among other causes has helped raise funds to purchase backpacks for underprivileged kids, encourage young black girls to get excited about technology, support global cooa farmers, protect Bay quality, and aid the Japanese tsunami victims.
Payment options: Local Wine Event readers receive the member price: Early Bird Member and Guests $16.50; Non member $35.00.
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