There were 3 flights of red wines – Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Guests commented that they liked having all red wines, and enjoyed comparing Washington wines, paired with food, with others from California and Oregon. Some even discovered new favorites.
The wine flights were accompanied by several tapas, including a meat and cheese plate with salad, 2 flatbreads with different toppings, and pork sliders. Many attendees also commented that the food was excellent and paired well with the wines.
Feedback regarding this new venue – friendly and attractive. In fact, a number of individuals commented that they did not know about this tap and barrel house! The one drawback, however, was that it was noisy with the number of people, making it difficult to hear and carry on a conversation. In hindsight, using the society’s portable sound amplification system might have been useful in minimizing this issue. However, people still found the event to be very enjoyable, in a relaxed atmosphere, with good service, and great food and wine.
Thanks to Cher Case for her hard work in putting this event together. It was a great idea.
[Editor’s note: And from Cher Case, a personal thanks to Chuck and Sue McCargar for their help!]