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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

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Open That Bottle Tasting
Open That Bottle Tasting

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.

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