A fun and informative dive into cool wine picks for hot summertime activities!
You bring a wine and Geekdom will provide the food! If you’ll be attending the mixer, you’re tasked with selecting a wine according to the guidelines outlined in our article Selecting the Best Wine for Your Budget.. The price range for wines for this event is $11 to $15.
The flavor profiles in the Wine Pairing Guide below will help you in making a selection. Once you read the article, you’ll understand the meaning of our mnemonic device “Location, Location, Location” in helping you make a quality selection. The challenge is to avoid wines with only state sourcing (i.e. California, Texas, Washington, Oregon) and to find a wine with at least an AVA or appellation. Our goal is to show you how to determine quality vs. price. This will empower you to find a great bottle at any price range with amazing frequency of success.
The format will be a sip and graze walk around tasting. We highly suggest serving yourself no more than 2 ounces of any single wine in order to experience new varietals that you may not have encountered before. Remember that a single serving of wine is usually 4 to 5 ounces. So 2 ounces of 8 to 10 wines would be 2 full servings. As wine is best enjoyed with food, there will be charcuterie and light finger foods provided.