Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I think this event wins as the most interesting and less cheesy holiday related wine tasting theme. Pretty cool idea to focus on wines from regions where wine was first produced. I am heading down to Pourtal Wine Bar tonight to help out Israeli Wines Direct. But I am also looking forward to trying the amphora wines from the Republic of Georgia (from Terrell Wines). And there are lots of vino treats coming out of Croatia that will be fun to taste as well.
December 1, 7-10pm, POURTAL Wine Bar, Santa Monica, CA
Cradle of Wine Program Launch with representatives from Israeli Wines Direct, Terrell Wines, Blue Danube Wines, Epic Wines, and Wine Warehouse showcasing wines from Hungary, Montenegro, Israel, Croatia, Lebanon and Republic of Georgia. A Choice of 5 tastes for $10
"In recognition of the fact that ’tis the season to drink and be merry, and as a nod to Biblical holidays this month, Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar in Santa Monica has created a month long tasting program for December, featuring singular wines from both the ancient and modern birthplaces of wine, and events to tempt LA wine and food lovers. The Cradle of Wine series kicks off December 1st with all featured importers from the program on hand to pour their wines from 7-10pm.
The history of wine spans thousands of years and is closely entwined with the history of agriculture, cuisine, civilization and certain religions. There are over 200 references to wine in the Bible and archaeological evidence suggests that the earliest ancient wine production came from Iran, and in modern (6,000 years ago) times, from Republic of Georgia.
Pourtal owner Stephen Abronson, wine director Rachel Bryan and consulting wine director Peter Birmingham have been researching this region for the past six months to uncover wines not generally available that are old-world, and traditional in style, affordable and as Bryan says, “absolutely delicious.”"
Posted by Amy Atwood at 7:48 AM