PICTURES from tasting with Larson Family Winery

A HUGE thank you to Larson Family Winery for hosting an awesome final event of the semester! We had a great turn out and everyone loved the wines. The Sparkling Rosé and the Zinfandel came out on top as the two crowd favorites.

Cheers to a great semester and we can’t wait to see you next year after the holiday break. Happy Holidays from all of us at WineSense to all of you :)

LAST EVENT OF THE SEMESTER! Larson Family Winery

Unfortunately, Chelsea Prince will be unable to attend the event this Thursday, but we will still be having our final event of the semester!

Our friends over at Larson Family Winery have been nice enough to step in and come pour for us this Thursday!

We are going to be lucky enough to have their event coordinator, a tasting room member, AND their winemaker there this Thursday so make sure you all are able to come this Thursday!

Details for the event:

When: Thursday December 5th from 7:00pm until 9:00pm

Where: SSU Library; Schulz 1121

Always Remember:

  • Must be 21+ with a valid photo ID to attend
  • Be sure to arrive a little before 7:00 to ensure a seat!
  • Light snacks will be served, but please plan dinner accordingly as this does not replace a meal

We cannot wait to see you all there!

Last Event of the Semester! CANCELLED

*** UPDATE: CHELSEA PRINCE HAD TO CANCEL

It’s that time again everyone… the end of the semester is near and finals week is fast approaching. Why not try to enjoy yourself at our final meeting of the semester before cramming for all those tests?

This Thursday December 5th is the final event of the semester featuring Chelsea Prince, author of Rock and Vine.

Be sure to check out her book and guess which awesome wines she will be pouring for us! Here is her website: http://rockandvinebook.com/

Details for the event:

When: Thursday December 5th from 7:00pm until 9:00pm

Where: SSU Library; Schulz 1121

Always Remember:

  • Must be 21+ with a valid photo ID to attend
  • Be sure to arrive a little before 7:00 to ensure a seat!
  • Light snacks will be served, but please plan dinner accordingly as this does not replace a meal

We cannot wait to see you all there!

Kokomo Winery featuring Stephanie

Thursday November 14, 2013

7:00pm until 9:00pm

SSU Library; Schulz 1121

Hello Everyone! This upcoming Thursday we will be having a tasting with Kokomo Winery. We will be having the fantastic Stephanie with us teaching and pouring for Kokomo. Be sure to remember: 

  • Must be 21+ with a valid photo ID to attend
  • Be sure to arrive a little before 7:00 to ensure a seat!

Can’t wait to see everyone there for this tasting. It is going to be a great one!

Greek Wines and Greek Foods

Thursday October 24, 2013

7:00pm until 9:00pm

SSU Library; Schulz 1121

Hello Everyone! This upcoming Thursday we will be having a wonderful tasting with some Greek wines. This event will also have some more food/snacks that are focused around Greek culture and be sure to remember: 

  • Must be 21+ with a valid photo ID to attend
  • Be sure to arrive a little before 7:00 to ensure a seat!

Something very IMPORTANT about this event is that there will be a costume contest!!! We felt a little left out by not having a Wine Sense meeting on Halloween, so this event will be our early celebration. The person with the best costume with receive a prize at the end of the event! Make sure to find time for this event because it is going to be quite a blast!

La Playa (Blind Tasting) Featuring Elliott Sneen

Thursday October 10, 2013

7:00pm until 9:00pm

SSU Library; Schulz 1121

Hello Everyone! This upcoming Thursday we will be having Elliott Sneen in from La Playa. This event is a blind tasting and be sure to remember: 

  • Must be 21+ with a valid photo ID to attend
  • Be sure to arrive a little before 7:00 to ensure a seat!

Be sure to come to this event because blind tastings are always fun! Cannot wait to see you all there!!!

Pix from the “Zin Tasting Featuring Rebecca Robinson” event

~ Dominique Levenberg

We were thrilled to have the SSU’s Wine Business Institute Director, Ray Johnson, kick off our meeting tonight with several announcements and a personal introduction to our guest for the evening:  Rebecca Robinson of Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP).

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Rebecca told the history of ZAP and shared a ton of information about the varietal Zinfandel to an intimate crowd of about 30.

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We tasted six different Zins from Amador County, Dry Creek Valley, and El Dorado County AVAs plus a bonus wine from the Heritage Vineyard which was a collection of different clone tests. Several of us also got to experience the taste and smell of a corked bottle of wine.

Our favorites were the offerings from Turley (Amador County) and Miraflores (El Dorado County).

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Rebecca quizzed us on the information she’d shared with us throughout the evening and there were three who knew the answers to her questions.

It was a fun night and we’re looking forward to the next event on Thursday October 10th!

Zin Tasting Featuring Rebecca Robinson

Thursday September 26, 2013

7:00pm until 9:00pm

SSU Library; Schulz 1121

Hello Everyone! This upcoming Thursday we will be having Rebecca Robinson in from Zinfandel Advocates & Producers or ZAP. We will be tasting some magnificent Zinfandels and be sure to remember

  • Must be 21+ with a valid photo ID to attend
  • Be sure to arrive a little before 7:00 to ensure a seat!

We look forward to sharing our Wine Sense with you and learning a little bit about wine along the way!