ABODE staff, volunteers and board members gathered with Scout & Cellar wine consultant Judy Tierney late yesterday afternoon via Zoom for our first Virtual Wine Tasting! Such a nice way to “see” and visit with one another, learn about and taste Scout & Cellar wines and compare notes on our favorites. (Big thumbs up for the 2017 Middle Jane Zinfandel!)
Pictured below right you’ll see Frankie Boone, Susan Moreno, Roxanna and Robert Soza, Lisa Kerpoe and Steve Ortman, Susan Getter, Petra McCann and her sister Boni, John Vinson and me. You may recall the process: Judy prepared the 5 wine samples in plastic cups with lids, put them in cute bags and then participants came to ABODE to pick them up. A bit later in the day, we gathered via Zoom and Judy guided us through each sip.
Here’s a list of the wines we tasted:
2017 Gallivant Chardonnay, Central Coast, CA – ($25)
2019 Dove Hunt Dog Rose, North Coast, CA – ($17)
2017 Solar Del Alma Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina – ($36)
2017 Middle Jane Zinfandel, Mendocino, CA – ($32)
2018 Dove Hunt Dog Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino County, CA – ($24)
If you’re interested in purchasing any wine from Judy, she will donate a portion of the proceeds to ABODE. You can order directly using the link to her Scout & Cellar page. There are discounts on orders of 6+ bottles (5%) or 12+ bottles (10%), and through June 8, there is free shipping on orders of $99+ (starting June 9, there is a nominal charge for shipping on all orders due to the summer packaging.
If you’re interested in the wine club, I know you’ll enjoy it as much as I do. And Judy will donate $25 to ABODE for each new wine club member.
We’ll plan to do it again – in fact, we talked with Frankie about having her prepare some nice snack pairings to go along with the wines! So stay tuned for more on that.
Many thanks to Judy and to everyone for participating in something a little different during these crazy times.