AWARD-WINNING SOMMELIER JEAN-LUC LE DU TAKES OUT PROFESSIONALS ON A TASTINGS TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND, SOUTH AFRICA, AND ARGENTINA.
On Wednesday, September 21, Out Professionals welcomes Members and friends to Le Du’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 Du, takes members and guests on a far-ranging tastings tour of New Zealand, South Africa, and Argentina.
The journey begins with a welcoming glass of a south-of-the-Equator sparkling wine.
Commentary then accompanies generous tastings of six other distinctive wines, each showcasing the unique qualities of a particular wine region.
From New Zealand:
Supernatural Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Cashburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014
From South Africa:
Fram Swartland Chenin Blanc 2014
Three Foxes Paarl Carignane 2014
Zorzal Gran Terroir Uco Valley Pinot Noir 2014
Noemia A Lisa Patagonia Malbec 2014
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 Du’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 a distinctive sparkling wine. From 7:00 to 8:45 p.m., tastings and commentary on six wines, each paired with cheese and charcuterie. Attendees enjoy a 5% percent discount on individual bottles, 15% on a case.
Nonmember, $65. Dues-paying OP Member, $55. Space limited; best to register in advance. Pre-registration closes at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 20. 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 $100. And remember, that buys you a year’s worth of low-cost or no-cost networking and socializing! Order here.