Dallas: An Evening With Julie Johnson of Tres Sabores
Tuesday, November 10 - 6:00PM
Join us as we learn how Julie got into wine making and her experiences that led to co-founding Women for WineSense. We’ll also get her thoughts on the trends she sees for women in the wine industry as well as her thoughts on the future of Women for WineSense! Julie Johnson has been a winemaker for many years. She is currently owner and winemaker at Tres Sabores in the Rutherford area of Napa Valley. Earlier in her career she, along with two partners, founded Frog’s Leap Winery. And, fortunately for us, Julie, along with Michaela Rodeno, founded Women for WineSense, group we all enjoy very much.
Rochester: Pacific Rim
Tuesday, November 10 - 7:00PM
Come join us as we explore the wine regions of the Pacific Rim. The journey may include a surprise or two along the way as the wines from this vast area are paired with the delicious offerings prepared especially for us by the Inn on Broadway chef. We welcome back Jon Link, 90+ Cellars Western NY Manager, for our tour. Jon, a Certified Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine, has chosen some great pairings which he is looking forward to sharing with us.
Finger Lakes: Cool Climate Versus Warm Climate Wines
Monday, November 16 - 6:30PM
Our November event will be focused around cool versus warm climate wines, a comparative look at varietals from East and West coast with Morgen McLaughlin. Morgen is the past President and CEO of Finger Lakes Wine Country and is now the Executive Director of the Santa Barbara County Vintners Association. A specific focus will be given to Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. Chef Brud Holland will be creating dishes to pair with the wines from locally sourced ingredients. Join us for an educational and fun evening!
Central Florida: It's Cocktail Time at Ruth's Chris
Wednesday, November 18 - 7:00PM
Get into the holiday spirit with hand-crafted holiday wine cocktails! Join us at Ruth's Chris Steak House to taste and learn about four fabulous wine cocktails --French Quarter 75, Winter White Sangria, NY Sour and a Dark Chocolate Diablo Martini, enjoy delicious appetizers as you learn from a mixologist how you can host your holiday guests in style this season!
Napa/Sonoma: Wines of Spain - Tasting Series
Thursday, November 19 - 6:30PM
Join the Napa/Sonoma chapter for an exploration of the Spanish wines from six regions: Rias Baixas, Rueda, La Mancha, Alicante, Rioja, and Priorat. Tom Jenkins from Sonoma's Best will be our expert guide through the journey.
Pittsburgh: Fall Vendor Show
Thursday, November 19 - 6:30PM
As the holidays are approaching, who couldn't use some wine and local artisan shopping?Join the Pittsburgh chapter for some holiday fun! Need to find some special gifts for the upcoming holiday season? Or maybe just some retail therapy? Come join us for the WineSense Fall Vendor Show. We will be showcasing some fabulous local boutiques, wineries, and delectable food purveyors. And of course, we will be enjoying some great wines and friendship!
Rochester: Rockin' The Wedges - The Best Holiday Cheese Board **Member Education**
Thursday, November 19 - 7:00PM
Mystified by which cheeses to purchase, pair and plate this holiday season? With a little planning, holiday entertaining can be stress-free. We’ll be discussing the cheese course, including cheese types, varieties and selections, serving sizes, cutting, accompaniments and more. Then, together we’ll enjoy the fruits of our labor as we disassemble and enjoy the plate we create together! Ann Duckett from The Little Bleu Cheese Shop will be our educator for the evening. The event will be held at Chocolate and Vines who will provide wine to complement our cheese board festivities!