Thursday, February 6, 2014 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Vendange Institute 440 Albert Street, Suite C108
Are you stuck in a rut, always buying the same wines or types of wine? Wondering what to try next? How about a glass of Grillo, Temjanika, Jacque?re, Agiorgitiko, Feteasca Neagra, Vranac or some other esoteric varietal?
Curious? Then our newly created Century Varietal Club will be of interest! The concept was created by a couple of New Yorkers, with the goal of tasting 100 different grape varieties. (Yup we are borrowing their great idea!) Extreme wine tasting? Maybe not, but that sure makes it sound exciting, doesn’t it?
Part of the National Capital Sommelier Guild mission is to provide opportunities for wine enthusiasts and sommeliers to broaden their knowledge of wine. Exposing our members to some of the interesting wine regions and unique varietals that are out there and giving them the opportunity to explore the wine world beyond Cabernet and Chardonnay sounded like a lot of fun!
The Guild will be putting together a series of Century Varietal Club events which will feature 12 to 14 different varietals at each tasting with the goal of eventually tasting 100 different varietals or more. This is not as daunting a task as it seems, after all, you’ve probably tasted 10-20 different grapes without even knowing it. Not only is this a chance to taste many new
and notable grapes, there’s the thrill of the hunt as well!
Our Century Varietal tasting events will focus on the single varietals and we will run these tastings as we collect interesting and unique samples. To help you track your progress, we will provide a form with over 150 grape varieties. As a result of tasting on your own or at one of the Guild’s Century tasting events, you’ll be able to keep track of your varietals. When you hit the century mark, you will earn a spiffy Century Club Certificate of Achievement. The whole thing works on the honour system so BEWARE! Should you lie, may the wrath of Bacchus curse your palate!
This event is the inaugural Century Varietal Club tasting. Places, as always, are limited so please register soon.