When: 6:30pm on Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Where: SPEC’s at 2410 Smith Street (2nd floor) in Midtown Houston
RSVP: RSVP_Houston@specsonline.com or 832-660-0250
Requested: $20 donation to the Houston Area Women’s Center
The first, on Monday night (2/29/16) at 7pm, is an advanced Burgundy class in which we will look at the fine differences that small changes in the myriad variables of terroir, grape growing, and winemaking can make in Burgundy. Within it’s 14 wines, Taking Burgundy to the Next Level will showcase the difference terroir makes with the variables in winemaking controlled and the differences in winemaking with terroir controlled. For more information including the full list of exceptional Burgundy wines to be tasted, please go to Taking Burgundy to the Next Level
The second, on Wednesday night (3/2/16) at 7pm, a Ch. Ducru Beaucaillou – Vieux Chateau Certan Dinner at Brennan’s offers a chance to hear about two of Bordeaux’s top chateaux from the owner – motive force behind each – Bruno Borie of Ch. Ducru Beaucaillou (St. Julien) and Alexander Thienpont of Vieux Chateau Certan (Pomerol) – while drinking fine mature vintages of each. For more information including the menu and vintages to be served, please go to a Ch. Ducru Beaucaillou – Vieux Chateau Certan Dinner.
Between the two, this promises to be a great week in wine." data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" class="alignright size-medium wp-image-1632" src="https://specsfinewine.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/peterwasserman.jpg?w=300" alt="peterwasserman" width="300" height="215">Please join me at Spec’s Warehouse in welcoming my friend Peter Wasserman (son of legendary Burgundy figure Becky Wasserman) of Becky Wasserman & Co. Peter will be traveling with Gabe Howe of Classified wines. They will be tasting 6 domaine bottled Burgundy wines from Becky Wasserman & Co.
Peter Wasserman was born in Philadelphia in 1964 and moved to Burgundy with his family in 1968. He was educated in France until he went to California to study at the Brooks Institute of Photography. He was a film maker until 1996 when he went to work for a prominent New York retailer as Burgundy buyer. He then joined Becky Wasserman & Co as their USA based consultant. He also participates in ‘The Bouilland Symposia’, week long intensive seminars on Burgundy, along with Allen Meadows, Jasper Morris, and Anthony Hanson. (Peter was completely bilingual by the time he was four and a half and accompanied visitors to cellars for the purposes of translation. Therefore his in depth knowledge of wine began in his very early years).
We will taste:
Berthaut Hautes Cotes de Nuits 2014
Berthaut Fixin 2014
Jérôme Castagnier Bourgogne Aligoté 2013
Pierre Morey Meursault “Les Terres Blanches” 2011
Lignier Michelot Morey St Denis VV 2009
Alain Burguet Gevery Chambertin Mes Favorites VV 2009
Admission to this talk and tasting is a $20.00 donation (Cash or Check made out to the Houston Area Women’s Center only please), all of which is a donation to the Houston Area Women’s Center. The class will meet at 6:30pm on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. To reserve your spot for this event, please contact RSVP_Houston@specsonline.com or call Valerie Zamora at 832-660-0250.I hope to see you there.
Spec’s Warehouse is located at 2410 Smith Street in Midtown Houston (77006). This tasting will be held in the meeting rooms on the 2nd floor.
The Houston Area Women’s Center:
“For over 35 years, the Houston Area Women’s Center has worked relentlessly to help survivors affected by domestic and sexual violence build lives free from the effects of violence. Given our humble beginnings – we started with nine active volunteers answering donated phones – we are proud of how we have grown. Today, we have 115 paid staff, a counseling and administrative building, a residential shelter for 120 women and children, a state-of-the-art hotline call center and over 1,000 active volunteers.”