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New installment of UC Davis’ Vintage Wine Tasting series on Nov. 13

Local aficionados of fine aged wines, take note. The next installment of UC Davis’ Vintage Wine Tasting series is coming Nov. 13 with a flight that focuses on the 1960s. This ongoing series, with discussion led by Darrell Corti, has previously included tastings of decades-old bottles from Burgundy and California, but is now going back to Bordeaux.

This series, hosted at UC Davis’ Robert Mondavi Institute, has become a hit with local oenophiles since debuting in 2013. It offers a rare chance to taste from some of the world’s most hallowed wine properties, including first growth Bordeux and grand cru Burgundy, and see how those bottles have held over time. The wines are sourced from the Mondavi Institute’s special collections cellar, and generally focus on wines from the 1960s and early 1970s.

The tasting is co-organized by Matthew Lewis of wineCentric, a local wine events and education company, with proceeds from the $200 tickets benefitting UC Davis’ viticulture and enology department. Previous events in this series have drawn a mix if winemakers, enology students, sommeliers and folks who are simply passionate about wine and have a couple hundred bucks to spare. The event is followed by a reception, which in the past has featured Twomey Cellars and Andis of Amador County.

Here’s the flight for Nov. 13 (as pictured above):

1962 Château Lafite-Rothschild

1963 Château Lafite-Rothschild

1964 Château Duhart-Milon

1966 Château Beychevelle

1966 Château Mouton-Baron Philippe

1970 Château Guiraud Sauternes

Tickets tend to go fast, so jump on them if you’re intrigued. The tasting runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a reception to follow. Seats can be secured at this link.

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