June 23 - Enjoying Wine with David Oldham
David Oldham is my favorite bon vivante, gadfly and wine impresario.He can throw a party unlike any others. And for the past twenty years he has worked for some of the best wineries including twelve years at Andrew Will winery on Vashon Island, making, selling and educating people on wine and its delightful qualities. For the last few years he was the director of eduction for Precept wines, traveling the State of Washington educating folks on wine. David will take us through the methods of growing grapes, producing wine and understanding its unique qualities. We will learn to identify bitter, sour,salty, sweet and umami.Through the afternoon David we lead us in blind tastings of wines pushing us to rethink how we view wine.We will have the wood oven fired up so we can make pizzas to eat while tasting a variety of wines.We will prepare small bites to pair with the wines and enhance their character. Yes, he knows a lot about wine, but this won't be a dull lecture on oenology, this guy knows how to entertain.Wine is about enjoying time with your friends, eating great food and living life to its fullest. He also promises to demonstrate Sabrage, using a saber to open a bottle of wine.