Welcome To Season 3!

Season 3 of “Wine for Dinner” will feature our good friend Marc Payne from Monument Fine Wines! Each Tuesday in October at 7:00 PM, we’ll lead a LIVE & interactive wine tasting with viewers on Facebook & Instagram.

As the temperature starts to cool and we head into the fall season, we decided to do a Pinot Noir + Chardonnay experience. This series will showcase the diversity of these two varieties & California. We’re highlighting Napa, Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley, Santa Maria, and Santa Barbara. A regional theme is a great way to explore Chardonnay and Pinot Noir – specifically how soil and climate creates different styles of wine.

Here’s a list of the featured wines and themes. Purchase the wines in advance to taste with us! Also, we’ve listed a handful of wine shops that are well stocked with the wines on this list.

Week 1, Central Coast Chardonnay: Tuesday, October 10 @ 7:00 PM

  1. 2015 Carmel Road, "Unoaked" Chardonnay, Monterey. Stainless steel fermentation, crisp clean representation of chardonnay a great starting point to ascend up the ladder of oak in this series. Retail Price $15.99-18.99

  2. 2015 Nielson by Byron, Chardonnay, Santa Barbara. Burgundy styled chardonnay from an historic producer, first commercial winery planted in SB in 1964. Retail Price $12.99-16.99

  3. 2014 Cambria, Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley. Great showcase of terrior and older vines in SMV. Retail price $16.99-19.99

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Week 2, North Coast Chardonnay: Tuesday, October 17 @ 7:00 PM

  1. 2014 Freemark Abbey, Chardonnay, Napa Valley. Classic producer, was in the 1976 tasting in Paris, non-maloctic. Retail Price $25.99-28.99

  2. 2015 La Crema, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast. Crisp sonoma style, concentrated AVA from a great producer known for Chardonnay. Retail price $16.99-20.99

  3. 2015 Hartford Court, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley. Fuller bodied chard style, getting into a more specified AVA from the La Crema sonoma from a producer that focuses on Single Vineyard production. Retail Price $29.99-35.99

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Week 3, Central Coast Pinot Noir: Tuesday, October 24 @ 7:00 PM

  1. 2014 La Crema, Pinot Noir, Monterey. Fruit forward style that retains great acidity and balance, great starting point for Pinot Noir. Retail price $15.99-18.99

  2. 2013 Cambria, Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley. A single vineyard site next to Bien Nacido further inland. Great starting point to create the conversation of micro-climates. Retail Price $20.99-23.99

  3. 2013 Siduri, Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills. Similar to Hartford Court with a producer that focuses on SV production. This is a blend of key SV's in the region. A great contrast to SMV. Retail Price $29.99-33.99

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Week 4, North Coast Pinot Noir: Tuesday, October 31 @ 7:00 PM

  1. 2015 Copain, "Tous Ensemble", Pinot Noir, Mendocino County. Part of IPOB, lean style of Pinot Noir focusing on Mendocino and Anderson Valley sourcing. Retail Price $23.99-29.99

  2. 2014 Hartford Court, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley. Pulling from different micro climates within the Russian River Valley, this is a great example for the region. Retail Price $36.99-42.99

  3. 2014 La Crema, Pinot Noir, Carneros. Fun conversation about how Carneros is split between Napa and Sonoma AVA's, and how the cooling effects of the Bay influence the region. Retail Price $34.99-37.99

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Participating Wine Shops:

MARYLAND

  1. Bay Ridge W&S

  2. Pine Orchard

  3. The Wine Source

  4. Ye Old Wine Shop

  5. The Wine Merchant

  6. Hunt Valley W&S (Wegman's)

  7. Cranbrook Liquors

  8. Cranberry Liquors

  9. College Square Liquors

WASHINGTON, DC

  1. Bassin's

  2. Wagshal's NW 

  3. Calvert Woodley

  4. Rodman's

  5. Batch 13

  6. Whole Foods

Go buy these wines & taste with us!
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Over the next four weeks, we'll explore each of these wines together. 
Tune in – and weigh in – on “Wine for Dinner” every Tuesday at 7:00 PM LIVE on Facebook & Instagram!