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Welcome to the Winebank “TAKE 5” Tasting Series!
5 Wines on Thursday Nights
Sign up, drop in (we’re right up the street) and try some wine with us.
We’ll pour anything and everything - bubbles, reds, whites and rosés from all over the globe. We’ll introduce you to strange and wonderful grape types from strange and wonderful places along with the traditional fare. You’ll experience wines with an affordable price tag ($), wines that are mid-range ($$), and (every now and again) ridiculously priced gems that you can put in your home cellar after you win the lottery ($$$).
The inaugural “TAKE 5” is:
Domaine Mittnacht, Cremant d'Alsace NV ~ $23/btl
Family-run estate, certified biodynamic. Certified biodynamic. Great balance, ripe and fresh, great value for bubbles.
Division Wine Company, Rosé of Gamay Noir, l'Avoiron 2018 ~ $19/btl
The rose is dry, full and crisp. Really lovely springtime wine.
Division Wines, a funky operation based in Portland, is making some really cool stuff.
Domaine Richou, Anjou, Les 4 Chemins, Cabernet Franc 2016 ~ $18/btl
Spice, pepper and soft, ripe fruit. Toss a simple pasta, pull a cork. Easy Peasy.
Chateau Chantecler, Pauillac 2014 ~ $70/btl
Fine Cabernet- based Bordeaux with a bit of extra age. Tiny property sandwiched between two of the greatest Bordeaux properties. One-tenth of the price.
Bernard Burgaud, Côte Rôtie, Syrah 2016 ~ $69/btl
Syrah baby! Smoky, spicy, full throttle, great balance. Charcuterie and Burgaud Cote Rotie - a match made in heaven.
Cost: $5 (yes, you read that right!)
When: Thursday May 9, 4pm to 7pm
Where: WineBank, 1320 Willow Road, Menlo Park
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