AWARD-WINNING SOMMELIER JEAN-LUC LE DÛ REFEREES A FACE-OFF BETWEEN OLD WORLD AND NEW WORLD WINES.
On Wednesday, June 22, Out Professionals welcomes Members and friends to Le Dû’s Wines, the West Village wine shop rated Number One in New York City by Zagat.
At this month’s edition of the Out Professionals Wine Club, the shop’s founder, James Beard Award-winning sommelier Jean-Luc Le Dû, referees a face-off between France and California, comparing wines and offering informed commentary on the results of their differing approaches to wine making.
Novice or connoisseur, you’ll take away a greater understanding of wine as you sample an expert’s selections.
The journey begins with a California sparkling wine, a Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs Brut 2011. Commentary then accompanies generous tastings of six competing wines:
Hanzell Sebella Chardonnay, Sonoma County 2013
Chablis Terroirs de Chablis, Patrick Piuze 2014
Bourgogne Rouge, Benjamin Leroux 2013
Poco a Poco Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 2014
Chateau Lanessan, Haut-Medoc 2003
Hardin Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2012
Each wine is paired with cheese and charcuterie from Murray’s Cheese Shop, a Village favorite for 75 years.
The evening is designed to offer ample time for relaxed networking with other Out Professionals Members and guests.
Le Dû’s Wines, 600 Washington Street, between Morton and Leroy Streets in the West Village. Subway: A/C/E, B/D/F/M to West 4th Street; 1 to Houston Street; PATH to Christopher Street.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a welcoming glass of sparkling Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs. From 7:00 to 8:45 p.m., tastings and commentary on six wines. Attendees enjoy a 5% percent discount on individual bottles, 15% on a case.
Nonmember, $70. Dues-paying OP Member, $55. Space limited; best to register in advance. Pre-registration closes at noon on Tuesday, June 21. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks!
IT PAYS TO BE AN OP MEMBER!
A 12-month Individual Out Professionals Membership (new or renewal) PLUS guaranteed admission for one to tonight’s edition of OP’s Wine Club, just $105. And remember, that buys you a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing! Order here.