Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/23/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Urban Matter

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Join fellow St. Louis City enthusiasts at our May Metropolis Wine Club event! This month, taste and learn about Rosé wines while mingling in a local retail shop in Dutchtown South.

Location Notes:

Urban Matter is a home, accessories & gift boutique featuring local makers & artisans, curated treasures and made-by-hand goods. They also offer design services, custom lighting, house made leather goods and a unique indoor/outdoor event space.Do not miss this great night of wine, networking and celebrating this fabulous location for STL urban shopping! For more information about the venue and to check out their website http://www.urbanmatterstl.com

Wine Program for the evening:

A.B.Z. Rosé Tasting and Class: Anything But Zin, White Zin that is.

Pink wine spans the colorspace between red and white wine, in a way, rosé is more like a state of mind.

Rosé wines are made from a wide variety of grapes and can be found all around the globe and it may be the oldest known type of wine. When rosé wine is the primary product, it is produced with the skin contact method. Where some red wines ferment for weeks at a time on red grape skins, rosé wines are stained red for just a few hours. The winemaker has complete control over the color of the wine, and removes the red grape skins (the source of the red pigment) when the wine reaches the perfect color. As you can imagine, nearly any red wine grape (from Cabernet Sauvignon to Syrah) can be used to make rosé wine, however there are several common styles and grapes that are preferred for rosé.

NEW Tasting Class for members only!

We will be holding a focused tasting class at the beginning of the evening for members only interested in learning more about and tasting Rosé wine! So members show up early for a little Rosé 101 with Loren Thompson of STL Sips here in St. Louis. The class will run from 6:00pm to 6:30pm or until the reserve tasting bottles are gone.

Admission Cost:

Cost to attend is simply a bottle of Rosé wine or food that pairs with Rosé wines according to the suggested wine and educational profile for the evening (see notes below).

Reserve your spot and officially RSVP by simply clicking HERE!

Wine suggestions:

  • Dry Rosé Wine (aka “Not Sweet”) This style of Rosé wine is the most common style produced today around the world. France and Spain lead the way in Rosé wine production and it’s typical to see a blend of 2-3 different grape varieties. Here are the most common dry Rosé wine varieties used either alone or in a blend: Grenache, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre, Carignan, Cinsault and Pinot Noir.
  • Sweet Rosé Wine Any Rosé wine can be produced in a sweet style by simply not fermenting all the sugar into alcohol. However, it is not as common and mostly reserved for bulk wine production. If you are on the search for a sweet rosé wine, the following wines will fit the bill: White Zinfandel, White Merlot and Pink Moscato.

If unable to bring wine, please bring food to taste and pair with the wine to enhance the program.

Food suggestions:

  • The flavors of Thai food, Greek Gyros with dill tzatziki and Moroccan couscous and chicken pair well with European versions. A glass of Rioja Rosé goes well with Mexican street tacos and they are a great match for pepperoni pizza or a bowl of chili. Hearty versions also pair well with barbecue, grilled lamb and fresh pita with black olive tapenade. Fresh goat cheese salad or a crab and seafood round out the variety of options.

Note: We plan to open only wines that fit into the program. Any wines that are outside of the recommendation will be used for future tastings, classes or events.

Volunteers:

We could use several volunteers to check people in, set up, clean up, and pour wine. It’s a great way to meet everyone at the event. If you would like one of these opportunities, and can get there at 5:30 pm, contact us at wineclub@rvstl.org ASAP.

Rules:

  1. Please reserve a ticket that identifies if you will be bringing a bottle of wine or a plate of food to share.
  2. You may only sign up for yourself and one guest max. Other friends need to sign up separately. You will be asked to give you and your guest’s first and last name and e-mail addresses on the sign-up page.
  3. We prefer finger foods, but if your food needs need utensils or platters, bring them. Please do not bring “bagged” snacks such as pretzels or potato chips without bringing a vessel to put them in.
  4. When in doubt about bringing wine or food, bring food. We generally come up short in this area.
  5. Please bring wine pre-chilled and ready to drink.
  6. 21 years old and older only.
  7. Feel free to come alone. This is a networking event. Meet new people!
  8. Please arrive on time. It’s not fashionable to be late at these events. We need your wine and food in the beginning of the evening. But don’t arrive before the event starts at 6:30 pm unless you are a member attending the tasting at 6:00 pm or a volunteer.