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Sun, Oct 08


Sheppard Mullin Law Offices Del Mar

Battle of the Blends Zoom Party Master Class

Join fellow Commandeurs for an in-person group tasting led via Zoom by Master of Wine Roger Bohmrich

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Battle of the Blends Zoom Party Master Class
Battle of the Blends Zoom Party Master Class

Time & Location

Oct 08, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Sheppard Mullin Law Offices Del Mar, 12275 El Camino Real, Suite 100, Del Mar, CA 92130, USA


About the event

How can you tell a Saint-Julien from a Napa Meritage…or a Super-Tuscan?

Join us for a Zoom Party tasting to sharpen and test your tasting acumen and knowledge of global styles. Master of Wine Roger Bohmrich will guide us in this tantalizing (and educational) challenge. We’ll taste 6 wines, divided into pairs--one white pair and two red pairs.

Each pair will partner a classic Bordeaux from a top classification with an equally esteemed look-alike from a leading region elsewhere in the world. Roger will give us pointers to differentiate one wine from the  other…how can you distinguish the Bordeaux original from, say, a South African counterpart?

Roger has selected the following 6 wines for us to taste in pairs, while he guides us in the art of differentiating a classic Bordeaux from its  counterpart:


Château Carbonnieux 2020, Pessac-Léognan

DeLille Cellars Chaleur Blanc 2021, Columbia Valley, Washington


Pair #1

Glenelly Estate “Lady May” 2016, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Château Branaire Ducru 2016, Saint-Julien

Pair #2

Dominus Estate Napanook Vineyard 2019, Napa Valley

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2019, Pauillac

To  ensure that everyone has the same wine, the final selection of wines will depend on the number of participants and availability at the time of order. Therefore, we may be required to substitute similar quality wines, as identified by Roger.

This will be a combination in-person and video conference event. The San Diego chapter's participating Commandeurs will meet in-person at the Del Mar Law Offices of Sheppard Mullin. Up to 20 Commandeurs can be accommodated in the video conferencing board room that our Caviste John Tishler has reserved. We will be connected to Roger and other participating chapters via video conferencing. 

RSVP DEADLINE is this Saturday, September 9,  so that we have some time to determine the number of clusters and  locations before the September 11 registration and group ticket  deadline.

** This is a Commandeur-only event **

** Available to the first 20 Commandeurs to Register ** LIMITED CAPACITY **Please Register This Week To Guarantee Your Spot**

If tickets remain available after the deadline, they will continue to be available for purchase here

Dress is comfortable weekend attire, with Commanderie pocket crests and name tags please. 

Cost: $150 for Commandeurs

** Limited to 20 Commandeurs ** 

** Additional Zoom party locations may be organized by a Commandeur if we exceed capacity at Sheppard Mullin **

Free Parking 

Info below is required to keep the lawyers at WIX happy:

As per our articles of Incorporation: "The purpose of the Commanderie is to disseminate better understanding and appreciation with respect to the wines of the Bordeaux region and to promote convivial relations among members of said association.  We organize and encourage wine tasting at which members may appropriately celebrate the virtues and benefits of the wines of Bordeaux."

All attendees must be of legal drinking age (21 years or older).


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