WHERE: WINE WORLD & SPIRITS, Wallingford (400 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA, 206-402-6086, just off I-5)

What is the greatest red wine on Earth?  More specifically – what is the greatest wine type put out by each of the great wine countries? YOU TELL US and we’ll serve them at the tasting!!  When you RSVP (see link below) you will complete a short survey to vote for what you think is the greatest (red) wine from each of the great (red) wine countries.  The survey will ask you to pick one wine from each of the countries below.  The wine (or possibly 2 wines in some cases) with the most votes from each country will be served and assessed at the tasting.  Along with some great discussion about the wines of course.  Note that there will be a $10 per person charge for this event.  So PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY DECEMBER 12TH to the survey link ( )and vote for:

France (pick one)

Northern Rhone - Syrah (e.g. Cote Rotie or Hermitage)
Southern Rhone - Grenache/Syrah blends (e.g. Chateauneuf du Pape or Gigondas)
Burgundy - Pinot Noir (e.g. Vosne-Romanee or Chambolle-Musigny)
Bordeaux – Cabernet/Merlot blends (e.g. Pauillac or Pomerol)

Italy (pick one)

Barolo – Nebbiolo
Brunello di Montalcino – Sangiovese
Chianti Classico – Sangiovese
“Super Tuscan” blends 

Spain & Portugal (pick one)

Rioja – Tempranillo
Ribera Del Duero – Tempranillo
Priorat – blends
Duoro (Portugal) - blends 

US (pick one)

Washington Cab
Washington Syrah
Oregon Pinot Noir
California Cab
California Syrah 

Which of these belong in a tasting of greatest red wines of the world (pick one):

Argentina – Malbec
Chile – Cabernet Sauvignon
Australia – Shiraz
None of the above – I instead want to place a vote for a second pick from either France, Italy, Spain or US:



Here is the survey link:


Again we really need an RSVP by December 12th – so that we can reserve the right sized room AND so that we can make sure there is enough wine.