AWARD-WINNING SOMMELIER JEAN-LUC LE DU TAKES OUT PROFESSIONALS ON A TASTINGS TOUR OF ITALY’S WINE REGIONS.
On Wednesday, August 17, 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 new Out Professionals Wine Club, the shop’s founder, James Beard Award-winning sommelier Jean-Luc Le Du, takes members and guests on a tour of the wine regions of Italy.
The journey begins with a welcoming glass of a characteristic Italian sparkling wine.
Commentary then accompanies generous tastings of six distinctive wines, each showcasing the unique qualities of a particular wine region — from Piedmont to the Veneto, from Tuscany south to Sicily.
Kerner, Pacherhof, Alto Adige 2014
Friulano, Ronchi di Cialla, Friuli Colli Orientali 2013
Latium, Valpolicella Superiore 2011
Terre Nere, Etna Rosso 2014
Brunello di Montalcino, Ferrero 2010
Barolo, Oddero 2010
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 Italian sparkling wine. From 7:00 to 8:45 p.m., tastings and commentary on six wine pairings. 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, Aug. 16. 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.