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Tue, Oct 03



Left Bank VS Right Bank Tasting Challenge

Education Event To Sharpen Blind Tasting Skills

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Left Bank VS Right Bank Tasting Challenge
Left Bank VS Right Bank Tasting Challenge

Time & Location

Oct 03, 2023, 6:30 PM

Dolce, 16081 San Dieguito Rd, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067, USA


About the event

Bordeaux's Left Bank and Right Bank winemaking regions are separated by an estuary and two rivers. Check.

Grape varietals in a Left Bank blend largely differ from those comprising a Right Bank blend. Check.

The facts are easy enough to master. But while we know that Cabernet Sauvignon is favored in the hot and gravelly soils of the Left Bank but the cool clay and limestone predominant soils of the Right Bank favor Cabernet Franc and the fleshier Merlot... What does this taste like? 

The palate-to-brain skill set developed in blind tasting can only be honed through practice. 

Co-Educateur Chris Hamilton will lead us on an intellectual and sensory journey focusing on how to differentiate between Left Bank and Right Bank Bordeaux in a blind-tasting. Even the best MW's and MS's have been flummoxed, so be prepared to leave your ego at the door.

Participants will have the opportunity to taste multiple pairs of Left and Right Bank Bordeaux. Champagne and hors d'ouevres will be served upon arrival followed by a 3-course menu that will pair with our Bordeaux wines.  

Dress is smart business casual with Commanderie pocket crests. No ties required.

Cost: $195.00 Commandeurs 

RSVP DEADLINE:  Monday, September 18th. Please Register Today so we can allocate the right amount of fabulous right and left bank wine.

** As with all Educations Events, this is a Commandeurs-only event **

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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