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Plan to Have a Drink With Me On Oct. 29

A chance to exercise your wine smarts and share a drink with Wine Folly expert, Madeline Puckette in an online wine tasting.

Online Wine Tasting

  • October 29th, 2015 (it will be recorded and posted later)
  • 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Pacific Time (UTC−08:00 )

The live video link is here. You can also find us facebook, and twitter

I’d like to invite you to our first online wine tasting with Wine Folly’s expert, Madeline Puckette (that’s me!). The tasting features 3 wines from 3 countries and it’s designed to pair with your copy of Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine.

This tasting is perfect for a wine neophyte or anyone who wants an excuse to explore new interesting wines. Yes, that means you.
Please drink with me, Madeline Puckette, wine expert at Wine Folly

Exercise your wine smarts in the comfort of your own place

This is a free online seminar and here’s what you’ll learn:

  1. The 4-step tasting method
  2. Assess a wine for quality
  3. Take accurate tasting notes
  4. Taste 3 terrific wines from 3 countries
  5. Walk away confident with your newly found wine smarts

What you’ll need for the tasting:

The Book

We’ll be using the book during the tasting, so have your copy handy.

3 Wines

You can buy the 3-pack or find your own (see below for details).

The 3 Wines

Since not everyone will be able to receive shipments of wine, you can use the tasting notes below to find a similar wine at a wine shop near you. Just be certain to get the same variety and hopefully, the same vintage. If you have any questions feel free to email me.


Albariño Page 56 of Wine Folly Book

This copper-gold hued Albariño is from the Rioja area in Spain (called Valles de Sadacia for Albariño). It has zesty aromas of lemon, ruby red grapefruit, lily, green apple, melon and nectarine. On the palate it’s bone-dry with flavors of lemon, grapefruit pith, wet gravel and lime peel. Clean and zesty.


Nero d’Avola Page 144 of Wine Folly Book

This Nero d’Avola comes from high elevation vineyards (1,600 ft) in Sicily. It has bold aromas of blackberry jam, ripe plums, licorice and an underlying earthy smell of dessert herbs. On the palate it punches bold black fruit flavors with softer tannin and an underlying earthy potting soil note. Fruity, smooth and earthy.


Zinfandel Page 128 of Wine Folly Book

An American Zinfandel from Contra Costa County offers up a bold-rich texture with high alcohol (around 15%) and aromas of blackberry, strawberry, peach preserves, Chinese 5-spice and sweet tobacco. On the palate it’s bold and dry with flavors of fresh berry sauce, cinnamon-spice, a touch of dill, and plum sauce. Juicy and rich.

Add it to your calendar:

  • October 29th, 2015
  • 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Pacific Time (UTC−08:00 )

The live video link will be provided on October 29th on the Wine Folly Blog, facebook, and twitter The tasting will be recorded and uploaded at a later date for those who miss it.

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