A Match Made in Heaven: Ruby & Tawny Port & Perfect Pairings

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Escape winter, if only virtually as Barb Wild and Cynthia Opsal whisk us away to sunny Portugal! Using Zoom meeting format, Cynthia takes us on a tour from Oporto along the Douro River into the heart of Port Country. We’ll learn how port is made, what distinguishes Ruby from Tawny and options for perfect pairings. One of LDBC’s founding members, Cynthia Opsal is currently Fladgate brand and account manager with Pacific Wine and Spirits.

FREE, unless you’d like to buy the port kit!

Barb Wild, the Good Wine Gal  was awarded an LDBC scholarship in 2018. She will lead us in a group tasting (BYOB). You’ll have a chance to reflect on your tasting notes with the group.

Recommendations for Port and Pairing will be provided in advance to ensure a flavourful and tasty evening. Choose your own bottle or two from the list, or order a tasting kit prepared by Dame Karen Dar Woon. The kit includes one 100 ml pour each of Fonseca Bin 27 Reserve Ruby, Taylor Fladgate Late Bottle Vintage, and Fonseca 10 Year Tawny: along with a wee paired nibble. Thanks to generous support from Pacific Wine and Spirits, tasting kits are available for purchase, $25. Proceeds benefit our Dames Go to Conference Fund. Kits must be picked up from Karen in downtown Vancouver.

This event is free to members, and registration is required. Zoom link will be provided to registered attendees via email prior to the event.


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