WINE TASTING EVENTS

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Dan Dawson’s Wine Advisor has “teamed up” with Napa Valley Wine Academy to present tastings on the first and third Thursdays of each month starting in August.

Education and enjoyment go hand-in-hand in these tastings. They are geared toward both wine-students and the casual, curious wine drinker. We want you to learn a little and definitely have a good time.

Tastings are $30/person in advance, and $15 for Members of Dan Dawson’s Wine Advisor.
Not a member yet? JOIN HERE.

Tastings are limited to 30 guests. Buy in advance to insure your spot.
Tasting venue: Napa Valley Wine Academy, 2501 Oak Street, Napa.
Tickets can be purchased at Napa Valley Wine Academy’s Website.
Tickets at the door, if available, will be $25 for everybody (DDWA Members & Non-Members both).
Tickets can be used at a future tasting event if you give us 24 notice that you can’t attend.

 

CALENDAR

Thursday, February 21 (6 P.M.):  Old Vine Field Blends of California
Tasting, lecture and discussion.
Taste single-vineyard, co-ferment red blends from different wine regions of Northern California.
8 wine line-up to include SOMM Blanc, Bucklin, Bedrock, Ridge, Sidebar (Ramey), Post & Vine and Pestoni Family.
Guest panel: Rebekah Wineburg (Post & Vine), Will Thomas (Ridge Vineyards) and Will Bucklin (Bucklin).
6 PM arrival, 6:15 start.
$30/person. DDWA Members: $15

Thursday, March 7 (6 P.M.):  International Riesling
Including Rieslings from Germany, Austria, Australia, Washington and California
Tasting, lecture and discussion.
6 PM arrival, 6:15 start.
$30/person. DDWA Members: $15

Thursday, March 21 (6 P.M.):  Oregon Pinot Noir
With James Cahill, Winemaker of Soter Vineyards
We’ll focus on Soter’s “Origin Series” of Pinot Noirs that focus on sub-AVAs of Oregon’s Willamette Valley
Tasting, lecture and discussion.
6 PM arrival, 6:15 start.
$30/person. DDWA Members: $15

Thursday, April 4 (6 P.M.):  Cru Beaujolais
Tasting, lecture and discussion.
With Gavin Speight, Vice President of Importer Old Bridge Cellars
(and Beaujolais lover/expert)
6 PM arrival, 6:15 start.
$30/person. DDWA Members: $15

Thursday, May 2 (6 P.M.):  Time for ROSÉ Wines
Tasting, lecture and discussion.
6 PM arrival, 6:15 start.
$30/person. DDWA Members: $15

Thursday, May 16 (6 P.M.):  SPAIN – 7 Wines, 7 Regions
Tasting, lecture and discussion.
With David Netzer, owner of import company The Wine House SF
6 PM arrival, 6:15 start.
$30/person. DDWA Members: $15

What you need to know about these Wine Tasting Events

  • Tastings are a sit-down lecture format starting no later than 6:15. All tastings will end no later than 8 P.M. 
  • Tastings are held at Napa Valley Wine Academy, 2501 Oak Street, Napa
  • Purchasing tickets ahead of time is recommended.
    We may sell out as we welcome 30 guests maximum and tickets are $25 at the door, if available.

Past tastings

Thursday, November 1 (6 P.M.):  Guest Importer: The Wine House SF & Owner David Netzer
Theme: Wines of Southern France
Tasting, lecture and discussion.

Thursday, November 15 (6 P.M.):  Wines of PIEDMONT
Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto, Arneis, Moscato…
Tasting, lecture and discussion.

Thursday, December 6 (6 P.M.):  Burgundy: $$$ Quality for $
With Eddie Gilbert of North Berkeley Imports
Tasting, lecture and discussion.

Thursday, January 17, 2019:  Wines of SICILY
Tasting, lecture and discussion.

Thursday, February 7, 2019:  Northern Rhone Valley
With Jack Edwards of J.A.E. Wine Imports
Tasting, lecture and discussion.