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Tasting No 234 – September 28, 2021 – Wines from Moldova

Tasting No 234 – September 28, 2021 – Wines from Moldova                                                  Capri Ristorante, McLean VA   Tasting Overview   The objective of this tasting is to explore wines from local grape varieties and traditional Vitis Vinifera from Moldova. Moldova, … Continue reading

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Tasting No.233 – August 30, 2021- Wines from South Africa

Capri Ristorante, McLean VA Tasting Overview  The purpose of this tasting is to learn about South African wines, through exploring the country’s wine history and recent developments, by tasting the main four grapes and wine styles from the most renowned … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 232 – July 27, 2021- Wines from North Italy

Capri Ristorante, McLean VA Tasting Overview   The  main objective of this tasting is to explore less known wines from Northern Italy.  This time we have a white blend of international and local grapes from the Veneto Region and a Pinot … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 231 (Virtual) – June 28, 2021- California Red Blends

  Tasting Overview This tasting is the last of a series of six dedicated to red blends of the Americas. In this occasion we have two wines, one from Napa (based on Carignan and Grenache) and another from Paso Robles … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 230 (Virtual) – May 24, 2021- Red Blends from California Central Valley and Napa

Tasting Overview Each year, California produces millions of liters of good quality table wines with a growing number producing high quality vintage wines. In 2017, the U.S was the 4th largest producer of wine in the world, and 90% of … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 229 (Virtual) – April 26, 2021 – Red Blends from California Central-South Coast

  Tasting Overview: The Central-South Coast of California (from San Francisco to Santa Bárbara) has earned a reputation for its excellent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines.  These wines are produced in the valleys running east to west to the Pacific … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 228(Virtual) – March 29, 2021 – Red Blends from California North Coast

Tasting Overview:   This tasting includes two red blends from California’s North Coast. California’s North Coast AVA is vast, covering more than 3 million acres (1.2 million ha) of land to the north of San Francisco. Its large size should not … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 227 (Virtual) – February 22, 2021 – Red Blends from the South Cone

Tasting Overview: This tasting focuses on two red blends, one from Argentina and another one from Chile. These two countries became well known in the wine world until a couple of decades ago for their red varietals. Cabernet Sauvignon and … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 226 (Virtual) – January 25, 2021- Red Blends from Washington State

    Tasting Overview: This is the first of a series of tastings dedicated to red blends of the Americas. Winemakers have been blending red grapes for ages.  Sometimes it was the result of harvesting and cofermenting different varietals planted … Continue reading

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Tasting No. 225 (Virtual) – December 14, 2020 – Pinotage

  Tasting Overview: Pinotage is a red grape  a variety emblematic of South Africa but has made inroads to other regions in the world.  A hybrid between Pinot Noir and Cinsault (Hermintage), hence its name, can produce bad to excellent wines … Continue reading

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