Member’s Choice Wine Tasting 6:30 PM, Tuesday, December 7, 2021 Farmers & Chefs - Poughkeepsie With a Selection of Finger Foods from the Farmers & Chefs Kitchen
Please join It Was A Good Year, Inc. to celebrate the Holiday season! At this event, eight members of our Club will each present a special, preferred wine to entertain us and perhaps introduce us to a new favorite wine. As it turns out, some of the members that IWAGY has been able to attract are quite good at presenting and know a lot about wine, and especially how to find good ones! Some of our members have made a past-presentation favorites their unofficial "house wines". Another nice aspect of these "Member's Choice" tastings is that each wine is hand-selected by the presenter. Very good and sometimes bargain-priced wines, often with interesting "back stories", are the order of the day.
Special wines deserve special "finger-foods". We've asked Farmers & Chefs to serve you, at the beginning of the event, a special seasonal appetizer plate to help assuage your appetite (not a full meal). For this tasting, the plate will include toasted Levain sourdough bread, chicken liver pate, several cheeses, and other goodies. Attendees also have the option of dining before or after the tasting, including at the restaurant. You'll be able to order additional food from the server before the tasting begins (at your expense), for after-tasting dining downstairs in the main restaurant. Or you can call the restaurant ahead of the date and place your order for "after the wine tasting" dining. [Farmers and Chefs: (845) 337-4949- the restaurant is closed on Mondays].
Wines: We'll sample an Italian Amarone, an Oregon Pinot Noir, and several tiny-production white wines made from non-mainstream grapes.
Some of the wines and presenters include: Casa d'Ambra (Italy, Campania) Ischia Bianco 2020 (white) (Tim Free) Williamsburg Winery (Virginia) Petit Manseng 2017 (white) (Arnie Serotsky) Lemelson (Oregon, Willamette Valley) Pinot Noir Thea's Selection 2017 (red) (Steve Effron) Pratello "Mille 1" (Italy, Lombardy) Garda Rosso 2017 (red) (Stephanie Pyrek) Concha Y Toro (Chile) Marques de Casa Concha Carménère 2017 (red) (Rocco Romeo)
Please Note: Attendees are required to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated.
Due to room seating capacity, we are limiting the attendance to the first 40 reservations received. There will be tables of 3 and tables of 4. If you wish to sit with someone not listed on your reservation form, let us know, and we'll do our best to accommodate you (although we cannot guarantee your requests).