Virtual Wine Tasting: ABC (Anything But Cab!)

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Date(s) - May 2, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


How it Works:

  • We’ll meet on Zoom. Once you’ve purchased a ticket here on Eventbrite (one ticket per house/computer), you’ll receive 2 emails. The first will be “10 Things to Know” about the virtual tasting. The second will arrive the day before the event and contain the Zoom meeting ID and password.

  • You purchase the wines from your local grocery store—I’ve made sure all are super-easy to find (I’m talking Target, Walmart, Publix, Kroger). However, if you can’t find one (or don’t want all of them), no worries—this won’t limit the fun or learning.

  • SPECIAL GUEST: Sheri Sauter Morano, MW: Sheri is one of 53 Masters of Wine in the U.S. (there are less than 400 worldwide!). Sheri lives in Chapel Hill, NC.

  • There will be a Virtual Tip Jar with all proceeds going to Open Hands Overflowing Hearts—an organization devoted to fighting childhood cancer.

About “ABC (Anything But Cab!)”

  • Cabernet Sauvignon may be the world’s most popular red wine, but there are so many other full-bodied red wine options to explore. I’ll shine the spotlight on a few of my favorite budget-friendly alternatives.

  • As your Obi-WINE Kenobi, I’ll explain how different wines are made and how to choose the right style for the right occasions. All in a fun, laid-back way designed to teach you how to defeat the dark side of wine intimidation.

Wines We’ll Taste:

  • Famille Perrin, Réserve Rouge, Côtes du Rhône ($12)

  • The Velvet Devil, Merlot, Washington ($13)

  • Las Rocas, Garnacha, Spain ($13)

I specifically selected these wines because they’re all widely distributed and easy to find in most grocery stores.

Upcoming Virtual Tastings:

  • Saturday, 5/16 Everything’s Coming Up Rosés — Rosé has never been more popular. But not all rosés are created equal (you listening, White Zinfandel?!). We’ll look at how rosé is made, then sample a few from Old World and New World producers.

  • Saturday, 5/30: “Desperately Seeking Chardonnay Forget that bombastic, oaky Napa-style Chardonnay. We’ll look at a few cool-climate, food-friendly styles, including one that’s unoaked.

  • Saturday, 6/13: “Off The Beaten Glass: South American Reds” — We’ll explore the fabulous red wines of Chile’s Pacific Ocean-influenced vineyards and Argentina’s high-elevation vineyards. 


How can I contact Scott with questions?

scott at jonesisthirsty dot com or visit

Where can I find the wines?

All of the wines we’ll taste should be easy to find at your local grocery store (think Walmart, Publix, Target, Kroger).

What if I’m not able to find one of the wines?

Don’t stress. Send me an email for an alternate suggestion.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. Please email me directly with the updated registration information.