Moises Pinot Noir Tasting / 7:00
Once a year we have James Moises of Moises Wines bring us a selection of wines from his vineyards in the Willamette Valley in Oregon and we do a vertical of all his Pinot Noirs (well, with certain vintages becoming rarer and rarer we are losing some of his early vintages). This is not a pairing as such but we will have cheeses out to go with James’ Wines and Cleaver & Co. will be making some charcuterie to go with them as well and Bellegarde Bakery as always will have bread. James’ wines are very Burgundian in nature and many of our cheese will be heading in that direction. The vintages James has are ’06-‘13 (again some of the older vintages specifically ’08-‘09 may not be available James is checking his cellars now!) he will also be bringing some of his unfermented ’14 vintage to show what the wine starts out as. His wines are very small production and are sold only in Louisiana (that’s right not even in Oregon) and are all fantastic. In James’ words: “Moises Wines is a reflection of my celebrated Lebanese heritage. Known as one of the oldest wine producing regions in the world, the ancient Phoenicians of Lebanon were influential for setting the standards with viticultural and enology traditions. We continue to have a strong philosophy with the same ideology here in the Willamette Valley – practicing sustainable farming in the vineyard and minimal handling in the cellar – producing wines of depth, grace and character.” This is a special once a year event not to be misses. $45
Austrian Wines with Master Sommelier Jesse Becker / 7:00
This tasting will be held by Sommelier Jesse Becker who is member of Court of Master Sommeliers and is an Italian and Austrian Portfolio Manager for Winebow. The wine would focus on the premier producers of Austria and the Wachau, mainly Prager and Rudi Pichler who would be considered by most, two of the top 5 producers in Austria. Austrian wine is for those who like delicately perfumed aromatics and mouth-watering acidity. It makes sense that Austria would grow wines with great elegance and acidity, because the country is on the same parallel as northern France. Despite being known for white wines, there is also a richer side of Austrian wine found in Blaufränkisch, a red wine variety that can be made very opulent with oak-aging, since the mid ’80s Austria has been producing some of the world’s highest quality wines. On the cheese front Austria is firmly in the alpine style of cheese production, unfortunately they don’t export a lot of cheese. We will have a few Austrian cheeses but to make up for that we will have some wonderful cheeses from the neighboring countries (Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France) to pair with these wines. Bellegarde Bakery will be providing regional breads as well as Cleaver & Co. providing regional charcuterie. Having someone of Jesse’s caliber to speak about these beautiful wines is a rare thing and we are very proud to have him here. $35
about our events
CHEESE SCHOOL POLICIES
YOU MUST HAVE A PRE-PAID RESERVATION TO ATTEND CHEESE CLASS!!!
We cannot accommodate last minute additions and walk-ins as we plan seating and food and beverage amounts according to our reservation numbers.
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