Drink Like a Billionaire Tasting Set
Join Mark Oldman, one of America’s most popular wine experts, and author of “How to Drink Like a Billionaire” as he and Wine.com host Gwendolyn Osborn demystify the secrets of the wine world, so you can drink, enjoy, and savor wine even better. Mark and Gwendolyn will taste four classic wines that every wine lover should know. They will start with the Bollinger Special Cuvee, then move on to the famous Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, and then finish with Ornellaia Le Volte and the Guigal Crozes-Hermitage. We will be live streaming on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 4:00-4:45pm PST / 7:00-7:45pm EST.
Register here for this FREE virtual tasting hosted on the Zoom webinar platform.
- Mark Oldman
- Hosted by: Gwendolyn Osborn, Wine Educator, Wine.com
Buy the wines to be featured and taste along with us:
- Bollinger Special Cuvee (375ML half-bottle)
The denomination Special Cuvée was created in 1911. The idea came from William Folks, then partner of the illustrious London House of Mentzendorff. This great wine lover felt it was an insult to simply call this great wine "non vintage." The suggestion of naming it "Special Cuvée" was immediately approved by Monsieur Bollinger. A blend par excellence, the Special Cuvée is the purest expression of the Bollinger style; of its craftsmanship and its singular conception of what a champagne should be. It is, therefore, on this wine that the House of Bollinger shows how it is different from other Champagne Houses, asserts its qualitative policy and by which it asks to be judged.
- Chateau Montelena Chardonnay
The wine opens with fresh peach, apricot, and honeydew amidstcitrus blossom and rose water. The diversity of aromas in this vintage is astounding as the floral characteristics begin to take center stage with time in the glass along with ample fresh pear and cinnamon. Lush, viscous, and driven by lemon curd, the palate leans toward creaminess but with enough bright acid, green apple, and toast to bring balance and finesse. The ripeness of the vintage drives the mouthfeel as the flavors exude freshness and vibrancy, a unique combination. Concentrated and persistent, again stone fruit appear, albeitin candied form, along with a hint of white pepper and plenty of orange zest.
- Ornellaia Le Volte dell’Ornellaia
The wine is characterized by its usual deep ruby red color. A pleasant bouquet of ripe red fruits and spices is sustained on the palate by crisp acidity and an open, enveloping tannic structure.
- Guigal Crozes-Hermitage
Crozes-Hermitage can be considered the gateway to the red and white wines of the Northern Rhône Valley. The reds, which are the majority of production, have wonderful warm flavors of red and black fruit, and typical Syrah pepper, spice and savory notes.
Delivery dates will vary based on where you are shipping and will be shown when you checkout. We recommend ordering this set in advance of the tasting if you want to enjoy during the live session. In the event your order is delayed from arriving prior to the tasting or you place your order without adequate time for the wines to arrive, we will share the video for replay purposes to all registered guests. Guests will have the opportunity to replay the video and enjoy the wines in the future.
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