Brengman Brothers: Vertical Wine Tasting

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Event Category: MiscellaneousEvent Tags: Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail, Traverse Wine Coast, and wine tasting

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    A vertical wine tasting is a survey of a series of wines based on vintage years. It is a way to experience how unique every year can be in the world of wine. It can also enhance  understanding of the many factors that play subtle roles in a single wine.

    Brengman’s vertical tasting is conducted by tasting one wine varietal from several vintages (see list of dates and featured wine and foods below). For example, a tasting may feature Riesling from 2010, 2011 and 2012. Tasting the same varietal of wines from the same maker and vineyard leaves the production year as the “single” variable. This allows the party to see how dramatically or subtly wine changes from year to year. It will be a different experience every time.

    • Guests will get a better feel for our winery’s varietal style and composition with this type of tasting.
    • Guests can also see how unique weather patterns may affect the grapes from one year to the next.
    • The chefs will provide nibbles between courses that can extend the education and, at the end, deliver the right after-party pizza or dish to go with the left-over wines.

      Places and Dates:
      Traverse City Brengman Brothers Winery
      Session 1: Wednesday July 28, 5:30 till 7:00
      Feature: Chardonnay 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017
      Cost: Members $49, non-Members $59
      Session 2: Wednesday Aug 4, 5:30 till 7:00
      Feature: Gewurztraminer Gary Reserve 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
      Cost: Members $39, non-Members $49
      Session 3: Wednesday Aug 18, 5:30 till 7:00
      Feature: Riesling Dry 2012, 2014, Riesling Medium 2010, 2016
      Cost: Members $44, non-Members $54Grand Rapids Forty Pearl
      Session 1:
      Thursday July 29, 5:30 till 7:00
      Feature: Chardonnay 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017
      Cost: Members $49, non-Members $59
      Session 2: Thursday Aug 5, 5:30 till 7:00
      Feature: Gewurztraminer Gary Reserve 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
      Cost: Members $39, non-Members $49
      Session 3: Thursday Aug 19, 5:30 till 7:00
      Riesling Dry 2012, 2014, Riesling Medium 2010, 2016
      Cost: Members $44, non-Members $54

      Limited to 16 seats

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