2nd Annual Ride to Wine via Golf Carts, Wines of the World

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Another tough Saturday evening with the Wine Society here at Copper Valley. It was a world wine tour via golf carts to four countries with wine and heavy appetizers/hors d’oeuvres specific to that country. Four houses were used. All groups of eight started in France and travelled around the world in 20 minute increments in the order of icons above.

In France where two French Champagnes were enjoyed – Taittinger & Joseph Perrier.

Next stop was wine from USA, specifically Lodi, California. Wines served were two of Jessie’s Grove Winery, a 2018 Alicante Bouschet and a 2017 Westwind Zinfandel.

Third stop was Spain with two Spanish wines 2017 Tempranillo/Grenacha and a 2019 Monastrell and some of the best pictures!!

The last stop, which we hosted along with Heaton’s, was Italy. Wines served were LaMarca Prosecco, 2015 DEI Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano and a 2018 Cantine Colosi Nero D’ Avola. Special thanks to Tom Bender at O’Brien’s Market wine department.

In total 48 tourists got their passports stamped and 12 volunteer tour guides were involved for a robust and fun event. The tourists voted for their best wines with the following results:

1st Place: 2018 Alicante Bouschet, Jesse’s Grove Winery

2nd Place (tie): 2017 Tempranillo/Grenacha, Monticello and 2015 Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano, Dei

3rd Place (tie): NV Champagne Brut La Francoise, Taittinger and 2017 Zinfandel, Jesse’s Grove

Great photography work by David Ray & Brynne DesMarteau-Ray .

https://californiawinesandwineries.com

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