Monday, June 14
$35 per person (includes tasting of eight wines)
New Zealand and Australia may be known for crisp, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc and hearty, zesty Shiraz, but the countries Down Under produce varietals well beyond those two headline-grabbing grapes. Explore the complex wine world of New Zealand and Australia at the next monthly wine tasting at D.O.C. Wine Bar in Lincoln Park.
Led by sommelier Greg Sorrell, D.O.C. Wine Bar’s monthly wine tastings, which take place the third Monday of every month, traverse many of the world’s top wine-growing regions, giving seasoned oenophiles and budding connoisseurs alike a chance to survey varietals from across the globe. On Monday, June 14 from 7-9 p.m., D.O.C. Wine Bar will showcase a selection of wines from New Zealand and Australia, highlighting such popular varietals as Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz and branching out into more under-the-radar Down Under grapes like Grenache and Pinot Noir.
The eight wines to be featured during D.O.C.’s New Zealand and Australia tasting include Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Babich Pinot Noir, Betts & Scholl “The O.G.” Grenache, The Chook Shiraz/Viognier and Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc.
The cost of D.O.C. Wine Bar’s monthly wine tastings is $35 per person, which includes samples of eight wines and lively, grape-centric discussions. Please call D.O.C. Wine Bar at 773.883.5101 for more information and reservations.
2010 Tastings at D.O.C. Wine Bar
July 12: Reds & Whites of Germany and Austria
August 16: Sauvignon Blancs and Fume Blancs
September 13: US Pinot Noirs vs. French Burgundies
October 18: California Blends
November 15: Wines of Washington & Oregon
December 13: French Champagnes and World Sparklings
D.O.C. Wine Bar
2602 North Clark St.