AT OUT PROFESSIONALS’ WINE CLUB, AN AWARD-WINNING SOMMELIER OFFERS CLASSIC PAIRINGS WITH LI-LAC CHOCOLATES.
On Thursday, January 26, 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.
Which wines and spirits pair well with chocolate? At this Valentine’s edition of the Out Professionals Wine Club, the shop’s founder, James Beard Award-winning sommelier Jean-Luc Le Du, walks you through six classic pairings.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., commentary accompanies generous tastings of six distinctive offerings:
- Domaine des Billards Saint Amour 2014 (Beaujolais Cru)
- Domaine de L’Aurage Cotes de Castillon 2012 (Bordeaux)
- Domaine du Grapillon d’Or 1806 Gigondas 2014 (Southern Rhone)
- Quivira Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2012 (Sonoma County, California)
- Banyuls Domaine de la Casa Blanca 1993 (Languedoc; Dessert Wine)
- Evan Williams Single-Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon (Whiskey, Aged 10 Years)
Each selection is paired with hand-crafted chocolates from Li-Lac, Manhattan’s oldest chocolate house, founded in 1923.
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 for check-in at 6:00 p.m. From 6:30 p.m. sharp to 8:00 p.m., tastings and commentary on innovative pairings. Attendees enjoy a 5% percent discount on individual bottles, 15% on a case.
Nonmember, $69. Dues-paying OP Member, $59. Space limited; safest to register in advance. Pre-registration closes at noon on Thursday, Jan. 26. 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, your own or a gift) 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.