Announcing three virtual wine tastings in 2021

The first Class of ’69 Virtual Wine Tasting was held in October 2020 in conjunction with our Virtual Homecoming Celebration. It was an unqualified success. Everyone in attendance had a great time. Following that event, there were multiple requests for us to develop a series of wine tastings with different themes.  
 
Dona and I are pleased to present three (3) Class of ’69 Virtual Wine Tastings in 2021!
 


Wines of the Western United States


Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 6:00pm.
The same sommelier who hosted our initial wine tasting is back – Dona’s cousin, Allie Nault. Allie is a level 3 sommelier currently at the Inn at Little Washington. The Inn is a Relais & Chateaux property set in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains southwest of Washington, DC. Allie had previously been at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans.
 
You will receive and we will be tasting 5 wines in 375ml bottles:

  • Gruet Blanc de Noirs Méthode Champenoise New Mexico NV
  • JK Carriere Vespidae Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, Oregon 2016
  • Avennia Gravura Red Bordeaux Blend Columbia Valley, Washington 2016
  • Ridge Vineyards Lytton Springs Zinfandel Blend Dry Creek Valley, California 2018 (Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignan & Mataro)
  • Stag's Leap Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, California 2018

 
If you would like to participate in this session, send a check for $110 (payable to Dartmouth Class of 1969) along with your shipping address to: Norman Jacobs, 2 Pond View Place, Andover, MA 01810. Your check must be received prior to January 13, 2021.
 


Wines of the Clif Family Winery, St. Helena, CA


Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 6:00pm.
The Clif Family Winery founders and owners, Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford, began their love of food and wine with cycling adventures through Italy where long days of cycling would end in leisurely evenings of good wine, food and hospitality. As great lovers of food, wine and adventure, Gary and Kit sought to bring these memorable experiences to their Napa Valley home. Clif Family makes wines from grapes grown on their Howell Mountain estate and from local Napa Valley and Mendocino growers, along with a selection of artisan food products that pair perfectly with their wines.
 
With a focus on sustainability, Clif Family wines are primarily made from organically grown grapes or sourced from growers with a focus on practices that care for the earth. Their Howell Mountain farm and vineyards are CCOF certified organic and their artisan food products are made from organic ingredients.
 
The Sales Director at Clif Family Winery is Katie Henshaw, the daughter of our own John Myers. Katie is overseeing this tasting for us. The menu for their tastings fluctuates seasonally.
 
Clif Family is featuring their Seasonal Aperitivo Tasting:

  • One white wine
  • Two red wines
  • Three artisan food pairings
  • The specific wines and food pairings will be selected by Clif closer to the event.

 
If you would like to participate in this session, please RSVP to Katie Henshaw at khenshaw@cliffamily.com by February 25, 2021. Please mention that you are with the Dartmouth Class of ’69 Group. The cost is $100 + $20 shipping + tax. Katie will have you make payment directly to Clif Family Winery.
 
 


Wines of Italy


Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 6:00pm.
Our class sommelier, Allie Nault, is back with a tasting of Italian red wines.
 
You will receive and we will be tasting 5 wines in 375ml bottles:

  • Castellare di Castellina, Chianti Classico Tuscany, Italy 2018
  • Tenuta Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino Tuscany, Italy 2015
  • Terre del Barolo Piedmont, Italy 2015
  • Nervi Conterno Gattinara Piedmont, Italy 2015
  • Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Veneto, Italy 2015

 
If you would like to participate in this session, send a check for $110 (payable to Dartmouth Class of 1969) along with your shipping address to: Norman Jacobs, 2 Pond View Place, Andover, MA 01810. Your check must be received prior to May 5, 2021.
 
We do hope that you will join us for all 3 of these wine tasting events. Space at each is limited. So, sign up for all 3 as soon as you can. We look forward to having you join us for 3 great evenings of wine tasting, interesting discussions and fellowship.
 
Best Regards,
 
Norman & Dona