Sat, Feb 24|
Open That Bottle Tasting
Join The Triangle Commanderie de Bordeaux for OTBN at the home of Jerry and Polly Doliner. OTBN is a celebration of a special wine of yours to share some great wines, great food, great stories and old and new friendships
Time & Location
Feb 24, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Raleigh, 8808 Old Tom Way, Raleigh, NC 27613, USA
About the Event
Wine Details: As this is a proper Commanderie de Bordeaux event, we are beholden to our bylaws of only serving Bordeaux wines. We are s t r e t c h i n g that definition just a bit to include all the Bordeaux varietals from anywhere in the world with a focus on comparing other wine varietals to the taste of the same varietal in Bordeaux. .
Specifically these are:
REDS: Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc Malbec Petite Verdot Carmenère
WHITES: Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon Muscadelle
DO NOT bring any wine for the event other than one, or a blend of these.
Food Details: This is a catered affair. It is heavy hors d'oeuvres. There will be plenty of variety paired with the red and white wines. Vegetarians, vegans, and other diets ought to find something in there to eat. We will be using our own glassware.
Run of the night:
6:PM: Sparkling wine (from the cellar of Jerry and Polly Doliner) reception with specifically paired appetizer
6:30PM-6:45PM: Special wine from our cellar to be curated by Tom Zelmer, Caviste and Jerry Doliner, Caviste Emeritus, enough for everyone!
6:45PM-9PM: Member and guest wines to be opened sequentially, with a few words from the owner as to why that wine is personally special to him/her. Additional remarks may be added as to characteristics of that wine, winery, winemaker, terroir, etc. With 30 guests, there will not be enough of each to go around. At this event, it is totally appropriate for the owner of the bottle to share as much, or as little as they please, afterall it is THEIR special wine, not ours. No judgments!
9PM: End of official CdeBdx event. Lingerers welcome. Other wine varieties welcomed after 9PM
Dress: Casual with Medallions
Note: All members are encouraged to taste responsibly. Please arrange for a designated driver or Uber for a safe ride home.