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Join us June 10-11, 2020
7:30 PM (EST)
Via Zoom

Event Inquiries
Virginia Goolkasian
vgoolkasian@hdsa.org
(978) 905-5588

JOIN US as we get together virtually, enjoy fabulous wine, hear from our wine experts, and support HDSA!

Each Ticket will Include: 
3 Bottles of Wine (details below) + the Zoom Link with our wine expert panelists. 
-Price covers as many people as you'd like to join you!

Ticket Options:
1. Reserve Cabernet Tasting on Wed, June 10th @ 7:30 (EST)- $325: $300+$25(shipping)
2. Wine Tasting on Thurs, June 11th @ 7:30 (EST)- $150: $125+$25(shipping)

How does the Virtual Wine Tasting work
We will ship 3 bottles of wine (depending on the tasting you choose), and you will receive the Zoom link on Mon. June 8th. Tom Jiaras (aka 'Tom the Wine Guy') from the International House of Wine & Cheese will be your moderator for the night. We will taste the wines, learn some interesting facts about wine and have some entertaining conversation with our Guest Speakers. You will have the opportunity to buy these wines after the Zoom Tasting. 10% of these sales will be donated back to HDSA. 
 

RAFFLE TICKETS: $50 Per Ticket
-GRAND PRIZE: 2 Night Stay at Amelia Island Ritz Carlton with 2 Round-Trip Airfare Tickets
-SECONDARY PRIZE: Assorted case (12 bottles) of wine we enjoyed together through this tasting
 
WINE TASTING & GUEST SPEAKERS INFO
 
RESERVE CABERNET TASTING
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Wednesday, June 10th
7:30 PM (EST)
$325


Dan Pilke, Paul Hobbs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Dan Pilke (Master Sommelier & Midwest Regional Manager for Paul Hobbs Wines) has held a variety of positions in the wine and service industry. After graduating college, he started working for restaurants and hotels in the Chicago area. He was the Head Sommelier at the award winning Maple & Ash restaurant in Chicago. His most achieving moment in the wine world was on Sept. 5, 2018 when he passed the Master Sommelier test. There are only 269 people in the world that hold this title. Quite an accomplishment. Dan now serves at the Midwest Regional Mgr for Paul Hobbs wines. The 2016 Paul Hobbs Napa Cabernet received some great reviews: Vinous 93pts, Wine Advocate 93pts, Wine Spectator 91pts


​Rebecca Powelson, Inglenook Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Rebecca Powelson (Senior Vice President for Atlas Imports) graduated from Miami University in 2005 with a degree in Early Childhood Development and it didn't take Rebecca long to find that she had a passion for wine. She now is a Senior VP with ownership in Atlas Imports which imports and represents wineries with at least 100 years of winemaking tradition from around the world. Their prestigious California property is Inglenook which had it's first vintage in 1883. In 1985 Francis Coppola bought the Inglenook estate and has for 45 years been holding down the Inglenook tradition of making world class Cabernet. Rebecca will share her wine experience, knowledge and history of Inglenook with us. The 2015 Inglenook Cabernet received some great reviews: Vinous 95pts, Wine Enthusiast 95pts, James Suckling 94pts. 


​Michael Scholz, St Supery Napa Valley Dollarhide Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Michael Scholz (Vice President Winemaking and Vineyards) is a sixth-generation winemaker from Australia's famed Barossa Valley. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Oenology in 1985 at Roseworthy College. He then traveled the world honing his craft in France, South Africa, and the US ending up at St. Supery over a decade ago. At St. Supery he has challenged himself year after year to express the full potential of the vineyards' worth of exquisite estate fruit. His vision to replant vines and unite blocks in their vineyards has developed a St. Supery style that has captures wine lovers all over the world. The 2014 Dollarhide Ranch received some great reviews: James Suckling 94pts, Tasting Panel 94pts, Jeb Dunnuck 92pts
 
WINE TASTING
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Thursday, June 11th
7:30 PM (EST)
$150


​Anthony Truchard, Carneros Chardonnay 2018
Anthony Truchard II (General Manager & Owner) has been responsible for leading Truchard growth both domestically and overseas. Anthony grew up at the winery and as early as 12 began working on the vines with his Dad. Through these on hand experiences, Anthony learned to appreciate every aspect of winemaking and hones his palate. Upon graduating from college, Anthony went to Law School at Cardozo School of Law in NYC. He practiced intellectual property law for several years before returning to Napa at his parents request. Today, along with his parents, Anthony woks incessantly and passionately to maintain the integrity of his family wines. 


Rollin Soles, Roco Gravel Road Pinot Noir 2018
Rollin Soles (Owner & Winemaker at Roco Winery in Oregon) is not only known for his winemaking abilities, but also for his quick wit and his handlebar mustache. The Texas born Soles, co-founded Argyle Winery in 1987 and was their winemaker and the soul of Argyle until 2013 when he stepped down to devote more time to Roco Winery that he and his wife Corby started with the 2003 vintage. As a winemaker, Rollin has the distinction of having more wines served at the Whitehouse than any other winemaker in the world. While he was at Argyle his wines reached the Wine Spectators Top 100 with a red wine, white wine and sparkling wine, something that no other winery has ever done. Quite a feat! He is an engaging speaker and a friend.


Michael Scholz, St Supery Napa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Michael Scholz (Vice President Winemaking & Vineyards) is a sixth-generation winemaker from Australia's famed Barossa Valley. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Oenology in 1985 at Roseworthy College. He then traveled the world honing his craft in France, South Africa and the US ending up at St. Supery over a decade ago. At St. Supery he has challenged himself year after year to express the full potential of the vineyards' worth of exquisite estate fruit. His vision to replant vines and unite blocks in their vineyards has developes a St. Supery style that has captured wine lovers all over the world. Michael and Rollin are cousins and my guess is that they might have a disagreement about who makes better wines which could create great theater for all of us. 

If you live within 50 miles of the International House of Wine & Cheese (Richmond, IL), we can arrange for FREE drop-off

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