In The Dark: Just the hits

from 6:00PM to 8:00PM - Southeast Wine Collective

First up for In The Dark: Just The Hits!

There are literally thousands of grape varieties, but over 70% of the wine consumed in the U.S. is with just seven of these - namely Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc. These grapes each have clear varietal characteristics, but the wines can vary significantly based on producer, vintage, region, winemaking style and numerous other factors.

For this blind tasting, we are going to tackle four of these grape varieties with two different wines from each grape, one from the new world and one from from the old world. We will keep the vintage the same for each grape and seek to show examples that are traditionally made versions.

We are seeking from you one wine from the following four wine categories, which will be chosen based on the first guest to email us (4 spots are available and are first come, first serve). We will provide the contrasting wine for the blind tasting.

New World = USA, South America, South Africa, New Zealand or Australia

Old World = Europe

1) 2017 New Sauvignon Blanc

2) 2017 Old World Chardonnay

3) 2016 Old World Pinot Noir

4) 2016 New World Syrah

If you would like to bring a bottle for the blind tasting, please email us at elissa@sewinecollective.com with your wine selection details, as well as any information you know about the wine for us to discuss after revealing the wine. Your tasting fee will be waived if you are providing a wine for the tasting.

This event is $25 per person ($20 for our wine club members) and to reserve a general spot (without bringing a wine) for the In The Dark blind tasting class on 2/28, please contact us at elissa@sewinecollective.com.