There is no IWAGY tasting scheduled for August. The next tasting is scheduled for September. Details follow:
It Was A Good Year, Inc. August, 2022 Volume 44, #6
Executive Board: Tim Free, Stephanie Pyrek, Art Lichtman (emeritus)
Officers: Treasurer: Chris Umlauf Scribe: Art Lichtman
Advisory Committee: Arnie Serotsky (chair), Steve Effron, Ed Hartmann, Clay Morrissey
Wines of the Languedoc Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 p.m. Farmers and Chefs
Please join us for an informative and tasty exploration of Languedoc wines!
The Languedoc is the world’s largest wine region, and although it was the first French region introduced to vine-growing and winemaking by the Romans, today many wine lovers, restaurants, and retailers ignore its offerings in favor of the more famous French wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone Valley, etc.
This tasting will offer us a chance to sample a variety of wines from the Languedoc, including sparkling Crémants, still whites, and still reds. These are from the portfolio of the wholesaler Independence.
Our presenter Nick Macchi is a Consultant for Independence Wines and Spirits, a family owned and operated importer and distributor headquartered in New York City. Nick is a graduate of SUNY Delhi in upstate New York (Catskills), earning a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Hospitality.
During his studies and post-graduation, he worked at the Harvest on Hudson and Half Moon restaurants as a Sommelier and then as General Manager and Wine Director. In that role, he oversaw lists of 200+ wines from all major growing and production regions. Nick currently represents a carefully curated portfolio of wines from throughout the world.
Farmers and Chefs will be preparing a cheese and charcuterie platter for each attendee. This will likely be enough food to constitute a light meal for participants.
Questions: IWAGY Coordinator: Clay Morrissey (e-mail) firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. (845) 216-0310 Seating is limited to the first 40 reservations received. Space is limited! Attendees are required to be fully Covid-19 vaccinated Please note the start time!
* Parking is available on Albany Street and in several nearby lots owned by the Restaurant
Thanks to Ed Hartmann (IWAGY coordinator) and Andrew Sarubbi (presenter) for the spectacular pairing-tasting in July, “The Art of Summer Boards and Wine Pairings”
Mark Your Calendar: October 25 Tuscan Wines presented by Sunny Gandara; IWAGY coordinator Steve Effron November 29 “Members Choice” Wine tasting (several members each present a favorite wine)
Please take a look at our newly-updated and refreshed website, IWAGY.org. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
The club cautions members and guests about drinking and driving. The amount of each wine poured is small, and meant to be swirled, sniffed, tasted and spit into the dump cup provided. Should you wish to swallow, arrange for a designated driver!
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