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Dear PA3 members,


Back by popular demand, we will hold our third virtual wine tasting on Wednesday, December 2, starting at 7pm. Prior events featured Italian and Argentinian wines. A survey of past participants requested that we next turn to Spanish wines and so we will, again under the expert guidance of Sommelier Sebastian. Details on how to purchase the wine and get your Zoom instructions are below. We also list optional cheese pairings suggested by Sebastian.

The first two were great fun and welcome breaks from necessary-but-not-fun Zoom calls and Covid-related stress and isolation. Please join us!



Thomas Swift '76


Princeton Area Alumni Association



Wine Tasting

Wednesday, December 2, 7–8:15 p.m.

Via Zoom


Cost: $68 plus tax for four bottles of Spanish wine plus a seminar with a certified sommelier and educator


For Zoom instructions, RSVP with affiliation by Mon. Nov. 30 to Mo Chen ’80


Seats (Screens): 100 due to Zoom license limitations




One of our members has arranged with Public Wines, 23 Witherspoon St., to do a wine tasting for us. Our certified Sommelier and educator for the evening will be Sebastian Koncurat, who has 20 years of experience in the wine and culinary industries.


Here is the link about the four Spanish wines and how to purchase them.  Please purchase or reserve wines by noon, Monday, Nov. 30. This will help Public Wine order enough in advance. Please note that if you buy 12 bottles or more (holiday shopping, anyone?), you can get a 15% discount by using promotional code PA3.


Public offers free delivery to the following zip codes: 08502, 08504, 08525, 08528, 08534, 08536,08540,08542,08553, and 08558. Promotional code: Freeship.  If you live outside these zip codes, please order online or call and pick up at the store. If you have questions for Public Wine, please call 609 924 0750 and they will be happy to help you. Please mention PA3 wine tasting.


Optional Cheese Pairings suggested by Sebastian:


Amaltea Cava Sparkling Brut Nature NV pair with CAMPO MONTALBAN. This is a traditional medium firm and mild cheese based on cow and sheep milk from the region of Castilla La Mancha in the continental central region of Spain. This is a smooth and soft cheese that combines sweetness, peppery notes with an earthy aftertaste.


Abadia da Cova Blanco – Ribeira Sacra D.O. Galicia pair with GARROTXA D.O. goat milk cheese. This is a mild Catalonia cheese which was born in the mountain caves surrounding the city of Barcelona. Garrotxa is an ideal aperitif and tapas friendly cheese with mild nutty flavors and creamy aftertaste.


Marques del Atrio Crianza, Rioja D.O.C.A. pair with IDIAZABAL D.O. This cheese is a traditional Rioja & Basque country sheep milk- based cheese. Smoky and slightly oily with a caramel after taste, this is the perfect cheese for a light to medium-bodied Rioja Red.


Pago de Araiz Crianza, Navarra D.O. pair with 12 MONTHS aged MANCHEGO. This is the traditional Castilla-La Mancha hard - firm cheese based on pasteurized sheep milk. Nutty and complex, this cheese offers spicy and dried fruit notes with a gritty crunchiness. 

The cheeses can be found at Olsson's Fine Foods in Princeton or wherever fine cheeses are sold.











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Spanish Wine Tasting ( Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM )
Location: Zoom
Cost: $68 if you buy wine
Organized by: PA3

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