Virtual Wine Tasting: Desperately Seeking Chardonnay

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Date(s) - May 30, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


How it Works:

  • Life’s complicated. We’ve been asked to stay in and avoid social gatherings, but we still need to make time for wine and friends. We’ll gather (virtually, of course) to enjoy a few wines, learn some new things, and have a whole lot of fun.

  • 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.

  • We’ll taste and talk about the wines together. It’s as simple as that!

About “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.

  • 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:

  • Toad Hollow, Unoaked Chardonnay, California ($13)

  • Merf, Chardonnay, Washington ($13)

  • J. Lohr, Riverstone Chardonnay, California ($12)

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

Upcoming Virtual Tastings:

  • Saturday, 4/18: ABC (Anything But Chardonnay!) — Chardonnay may be the world’s most popular white wine, but that doesn’t mean it’s right for every occasion or the wine that’s right for you. I’ll shine the spotlight on a few of my favorite food- and budget-friendly alternatives.

  • Saturday, 5/2: 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.

  • 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, 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.