Wine Connoisseurs and Novices,
Ever want to learn more about wine without paying to join a club? Don’t know about any wine groups, where to find one, what to expect or feel intimidated? There is a new wine tasting group here in Santa Clarita called Grape of the Night. This group meets once a month with a goal to further our knowledge and introduce people to new wines. The Group is hosted by Guy Lelarge of Valencia Wine Company (VWC) located in the Valencia Town Center on Towne Center Drive.
The evening starts out with each person (or couple) buying a bottle of wine, of the particular varietal to be studied, from VWC. If members have a unique or special bottle that they would like to share at the tasting from their own private collection, that person needs to buy a bottle of their choice to take home. (The only arrangement being that each member purchase a bottle of wine at VWC, whether it’s consumed that evening or taken home.) Each wine is then reviewed and discussed covering such things as aroma, taste, color, body, etc. I take notes, and report back to the group via e-mail, what our group finding were. I also then post those findings, without our names, in Eve’s Wine 101 blog so others can learn, or, “just have a virtual taste with us”.
Valencia Wine Company provides a great atmosphere, an appetizer menu and fabulous service. The staff at VWC are well versed in wines and can be a great help in choosing your wine. We are fortunate to have them as our hosts.
Our next meeting will be December 7, 2009 at 7:00 PM at VWC and the wine will be Bordeaux. Please come and enjoy some good wines and fellowship with us. It will be a great experience. If you have any questions, or would like to rsvp before 12/7, please e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org