Winemaking Info

Dear BEWBC members, 

    • The Boeing Employees Wine and Beer Club would like to invite you (and guest if you'd like) to attend a wine tasting / wine appreciation event - "The Greatest (White) Wines on Earth" (similar format to the December Greatest Reds tasting), Wednesday May 20th. Details ... details ...  

RSVP required - please click on this link AND RESPOND BY THURSDAY MAY 14TH


    • WINE EVENT: THE GREATEST WHITE WINES ON EARTH!!   Hosted by BEWBC, Joe Sikora, Arnie Millan of Wine World
    • WHEN: WEDNESDAY MAY 20TH, 6:30PM (arrive at 6pm for warm-up wine, tasting starts promptly at 6:30pm)


What is the greatest white wine on Earth?  More specifically – what is the greatest white 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 (white) wine from each of the great 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.  Plus as a bonus there will be some discussion on white winemaking techniques from some of our experienced white winemakers.  Note that there will be a $10 per person charge for this eventSo PLEASE RSVP BY  THURSDAY MAY 14TH to the survey link ( and vote for:

FRANCE - what is the greatest wine? (pick one)

Northern Rhone - Marsanne/Roussane (e.g. Hermitage blanc)
Northern Rhone - Viognier (e.g. Condrieu)
Southern Rhone - Grenache blanc/Roussane/etc. blends (e.g. Chateauneuf du Pape blanc)
Burgundy - Chardonnay (e.g. Chablis or Montrachet, aka The Greatest White Wine on Earth)
Bordeaux - Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blends (e.g. Pessac-Leognan blanc)

ITALY - what is the greatest wine? (pick one)

Pinot Grigio
Soave - from Veneto region, mostly Garganega
Orvieto - from Umbria region, mostly Grechetto

SPAIN & PORTUGAL - what is the greatest wine? (pick one)

Albarino (grape) - Rias Baixas (Spain)
Rioja blanco - Viura (grape), w/Malvasia and Grenache blanc
Godello (grape)
Duoro white (Portugal) - blend of grapes you've never heard of

GERMANY & AUSTRIA - what is the greatest wine? (pick one)

Riesling - Germany
Riesling - Germany
Riesling - Germany
Gruner Veltliner - Austria

UNITED STATES - what is the greatest wine? (pick one)

Washington Chardonnay
Washington Riesling
Oregon Chardonnay
California Chardonnay
California Sauvignon Blanc
New York Riesling

Which of these belong in a tasting of greatest white wines of the world? (pick one)

Argentina - Chardonnay
Chile - Sauvignon Blanc
Australia - Chardonnay
New Zealand - Sauvignon Blanc
None of the above - I instead want to place a vote for a second wine from either France, Italy, Spain/Portugal, Germany/Austria or US (enter



Again we really need an RSVP by May 14th – so that we can reserve the right sized room AND so that we can make sure there is enough wine :) AND so that you can have a say in the wines that will be served.  AFTER MAY 14TH, THE EVENT MAY BE DECLARED "FULL" - SO RSVP NOW.