Summer is a terrific time to hold charity events - and wine and food tastings are a favorite pre-dinner activity at these things - tasting wine under a blue sky as the sun sets over the horizon - you in your nice outfit schmoozing at the country club or museum venue.... who wouldn't like that?
For the wine vendor, it's a unique opportunity to get a bunch of people exposed to our wines. At the last event I was at, the Manhattan Wine Auction, tons of folks got to try their first German Pinot Noir, the 2007 Becker Pinot Noir, which I'm now sold out of.... we are now onto the 2008 vintage of this nifty cool climate red... people love the aroma and flavor of this very true Pinot Noir, its elegant and serious style at a very affordable price.
We also served 2008 Hooked! Riesling, a medium-dry Riesling from the Nahe, and 2008 Fritz's Riesling from the Rheinhessen, which is also medium-dry but a little more fruity and fuller bodied than the Hooked. There was also very good response for both of these wines as they were Rieslings that were not too sweet, and as the sun was baking down on us pretty good, both Rieslings were the perfect thing - refreshing, crisp, flavorful, and quenching.
The next event and Rudi Wiest Selections wines and I will be at will be for the Library Foundation in Long Beach at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), a cool modern-looking museum. I plan to be pouring 2008 Hooked! Pinot Noir, 2003 Von Buhl Riesling Brut Sekt (a sparkling dry Riesling), 2008 Zilliken Butterfly, and 2008 Von Buhl Armand Riesling. All of these wines can be purchased at The Wine Country, and in fact, Randy Kemner of The Wine Country will be there as the speaker about the wines.
I hope to see you there!