Date(s) - December 15, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Come enjoy some festive wines for the holiday season from the comfort of your own home as an expert talks you through each of the wine’s tasting notes, winemaking process, food pairings and more!
This will be a wine tasting experience in virtual format, online via Zoom video conference.
Recommended Wines & Food:
1) Bubbles: Champagne or Cava or California Sparkling (there are some inexpensive Champagnes in the market. Don’t spend anything over 35-40. CAVA or California Sparkling (Schramsberg or Chandon or Domaine Carneros are some examples of California bubbles)
2) White: Chablis or an Unoaked Chardonnay (California (Napa, Sonoma, Oregon, Australia)
Bubbles: Croquettes, Brie, Parmesan, Prosciutto, Arugula/beet/goat cheese salad. If ordering entre: Indian/Thai food goes really well with Champagne
Chablis/Unoaked Chardonnay: Similar to bubbles in addition to Oysters/Escargot/Shrimp Cocktail/Seafood
3) Oregon Pinot Noir or Bourgogne (French Burgundy)
4) French Bordeaux or Napa Cab/Merlot Blend (e.g. Chapalette from Napa or any Bordeaux Blend)
Cheese: Gruyere, Brie, Mild Blue Cheese, Mild Cheddar
White meats – Confit/Chicken, Salmon and Beef Tartare, Pizza (especially Mushroom Pizza)
Shish Kebab, French Fries, Roasted Potatoes, Manchego/Provolone cheese, Filet, Vegetarian or Meat chilli
ABOUT WINE EXPERT LIPI BANERJEE:
After finishing her Master’s in Economics from England, Lipi started her career in banking and finance back in Mumbai and then she moved to Cleveland OH in the late 90s.
Lipi’s interest in wine started out as a hobby while she lived in Cleveland where she spent 15 years of her life. Her hobby turned into passion of sorts when she decided to take educational classes with the American Wine School in Cleveland where she completed her WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) level 2 and 3 certification.
Once certified, Lipi taught introductory wine classes with the American Wine School when she moved to New York as a career move 8 years ago. Lipi’s primary field of work is in the area of banking and finance for the last 20 plus years.
Given her interest in the study of wine, she conducts tastings for friends and colleagues frequently. She has just embarked on a journey to start a diploma course with the WSET and can’t wait to study wine again!
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