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A wine adventure with Ed Kurtzman of Sandler Wine Company and August West

Ed Kurtzman has a very impressive winemaker bio: Bernardus, Chalone, Testarossa, Fort Ross, Freeman, Roar, Mansfield-Dunne, August West and his own label Sandler Wine Company. His bio is extremely impressive, but Ed is even more awesome in person, and on May 1, he visited us and shared with us plenty of knowledge, stories, no less than ten excellent wines and much more, in one of the best wine events I've ever attended.

Travieso tasting

Our first event for Spring term was a tasting with my favorite local winery, Travieso. I was delighted that winemaker Ray Sliter has agreed to visit us and share with us some winemaking stories and wonderful wine. We tasted six wines: a white blend and five red wines. Brief tasting notes (mine, with some additions that came up in the discussion): La Llorona, 43% Viognier, 43% Chardonnay, 14% Rousanne, deep gold, youthful nose, creamy, lemon, green apple, mineral, pineapple, vanilla.

People's Wine Revolution tasting with Matt Reid

This past Thursday we've had the pleasure of having Matt Reid, winemaker at People's Wine Revolution, visit us and share with us his extensive expertise in all aspects of winemaking, and five of his wines.
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