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 $20/person in advance, and $10 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.
Tickets can be purchased soon at Napa Valley Wine Academy’s Website.
Tickets at the door, if available, will be $25, $15 for Members.
Tickets can be used at a future tasting event if you give us 24 notice that you can’t attend.

 

CALENDAR

Thursday, August 16 (6 P.M.):
Great Value Sparkling Wines.

At Napa Valley Wine Academy, 2501 Oak Street, Napa.
Casual, open format with Q&A.
Arrive anytime between 6 & 7 PM and enjoy.

You will taste these sparkling wines:
From France:
Cave de Viré Crèmant de Bourgogne “Les Acacias” $22/bottle

From Italy:
Bele Casel Asolo Prosecco Superiore, Extra Brut $16

From South Africa:
Graham Beck Sparkling Wine, Brut, Pinot Noir/Chardonnay $16

From Germany:
Solter Riesling Sekt, Rheingau $25

From New Zealand:
Sophora Sparkling Rosé, New Zealand $17

From Spain:
Juvé & Camps Cava, Cinta Purpura, Reserva $18

Thursday, September 6: No tasting (I’m out of town)

Thursday, September 20 (6 P.M.): Germany vs Austria
Comparative tasting of Rieslings + a sampling of wines that each country proudly crafts.
Tasting, lecture and discussion.
6 PM arrival, 6:15 start.

Thursday, October 4 (6 P.M.): Skin-fermented white wines (AKA “Orange Wines”)
Tasting, lecture and discussion.
6 PM arrival, 6:15 start.

Thursday, October 18 (6 P.M.): Under the Radar Wine Countries
We might taste wines from Switzerland, Hungary, Uruguay, India, Morocco, Michigan, ???
Tasting, lecture and discussion.
6 PM arrival, 6:15 start.

Thursday, November 1 (6 P.M.):  Guest Importer: The Wine House SF & Owner David Netzer
Theme: Wines of Southern France
Tasting, lecture and discussion.
6 PM arrival, 6:15 start.

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

Thursday, December 6 (6 P.M.):  Burgundy: $$$ Quality for $
With Eddie Gilbert of North Berkeley Imports
Tasting, lecture and discussion.
6 PM arrival, 6:15 start.  (Price of this tasting TBD)

Thursday, January 3, 2019 (6 P.M.):  New Year’s Champagne Tasting
Casual, open format with Q&A.
Arrive anytime between 6 & 7 PM and enjoy.  (Price of this tasting TBD)

Thursday, January 17 (6 P.M.):  Wines of SICILY
Tasting, lecture and discussion.
6 PM arrival, 6:15 start.

What you need to know about these Wine Tasting Events

  • Tastings will vary between a sit-down lecture format with a definitive start time and a casual, open format where arrival within an hour window is welcome. All tastings will end at 8 P.M. 
  • Purchasing tickets ahead of time is recommended.
    We may sell out as we welcome 30 guests maximum and tickets are $5 more at the door.