August 15 Seminar
"Wines of Portugal"
- Jackalope Grill
- 4:00-6:00 (Arrive 15 min. early.)
On Monday, August 15, Women Tasting Wine will feature Wines from Portugal, presented by Lance Steffen of Casa Bruno. If making a lamp out of a Mateus Rosé bottle is your only flirtation with Portuguese wines, it's time to move on. It's no secret that Portugal has gifted the world with astounding fortified wines for over 200 years, yet what has remained a well-kept secret, in recent years, is that Portugal's table wines have reached new crescendos of quality, while maintaining a firm grip on vino value. While fortified wines, largely Port and Madeira, have been the exclusive focus of Portugal's wine scene for centuries, it's the Portuguese table wines that have started garnering some well deserved notoriety abroad. The quiet performer of Europe, Portugal now boasts wines that can proudly take their place alongside the finest in the world. What is holding the country back is image - can you name a famous Portuguese author, film or monument?
In a world of identical wines, Portugal offers grape varieties and flavors that you simply won't find elsewhere. We will sample some of these wines at the August WTW, while enjoying Chef Tim's complementary culinary creations.
We will meet on Monday, August 15, from 4:00-6:00 at Jackalope Grill. The cost is $45.
To facilitate making your reservation for the August 15 WTW Seminar, we will be accepting credit cards as well as cash or checks (made out to “Women Tasting Wine"). You can drop off your check at Bend Wine Cellar Thursday or Saturday from 2:00-5:00. (Stop by Saturday and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting.) You can also call Diane (541-420-1213) with your credit card information. As the menu is a fixed one and not a la carte, please let us know at the time of registration if you have any food allergies. We need to have our final numbers in on the Tuesday before the event for the purpose of ordering the food, so payment needs to be received by Monday, August 8. Please note the cut-off date!
Remember, reservations are on a first come, first served basis and your payment is your reservation. Since we have to have our “head count” in by Wednesday morning, there will be no refunds for cancellations after 9:00 AM Wednesday, August 10, or for no-shows on the day of the seminar.
We hope to see you in August and at future monthly Women Tasting Wine Seminars!