Monday, March 3, 2008

The No-Cork Wine Tasting with Guest Pourer Jamie Koch -- March 5, 2008 (6:00-7:30 pm) --

Remember Boone's Farm wine? What do you remember most about it? How "economical" it was; that you could find it at some of the very best gas stations in town; or those fancy screw caps that required no cork screw (which was a good thing, 'cause at that age, who really knew how to use one anyway)?
Strawberry Hill aside, I bring up Boone's Farm because I want to point out the fact that our psyche many times makes the automatic linkage between screw caps and cheap (i.e., bad) wine. We need to overcome this mental hurdle. 95% of wines purchased are consumed within 24 hours. So, the argument that corks are necessary for proper aging isn't a convincing one.
At our March wine tasting, we will try to help you conquer your fear of screw cap wine by offering a selection of quality "non-corked" wines. No Boone's Farm allowed.
Our Guest Pourer will be Jamie Koch, Membership Director of the YMCA. 6:00-7:30 pm. $10 per person. Light appetizers served. RSVP Requested, please.

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