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Loire Valley Wine Tasting

PA3 cordially invites to a

Loire Valley, France Wine Tasting

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021

7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Via Zoom


Cost: If you choose to buy the wine, $75 plus tax for four bottles of Loire Valley wine. You may buy as few or as many bottles as you wish.


For Zoom instructions, RSVP with affiliation by Tues. Feb. 2 to Mo Chen ’80 at


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 Loire Valley wines and how to purchase them   Please purchase or reserve wines by noon, Monday, Feb. 1. This will help Public Wine order enough in advance. Please note that if you buy 12 bottles or more 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:


VBC Aged Couple: This is goat milk-based cheese from Vermont. Inspired by the traditional Crottin de Chavignol' Loire Valley cheese, it has a wrinkly edible rind and shows herbal earthy flavors. Flavour profile is ideal to pair with the Sauvignon Blanc from Menetou-Salon AOC made by Pierre Clement.


Baechler Truffle Raclette: Sourced from cow milk from the French wine region of Aquitania, this is a medium soft cheese. Very aromatic, this cheese is packed with flavours of dried fruit, toasted  almonds and black truffles. Ideal to accompany the Pineau D'Aunis Rose wine made by Domaine Brazilier  in the area of Coteaux de Vendemois AOC.


Morbiere: Made from unpasteurized raw cow milk from the North East region of Jura in France, this is a semi-firm cheese showing nutty, fruity and slightly sweet flavors. Ideal pairing with the Pinot Noir from Sancerre made by Daniel Crochet.


Comte: Made from unpasteurized raw cow milk, this is the oldest of all regulated cheeses in France. It has a medium hard texture with a nutty and earthy note along with a spicy and savory finish. Ideal pairing with the Cabernet Franc based red from Anjou AOC made by Chateau Soucherie


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


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Loire Valley Wine Tasting ( Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM )
Location: Zoom
Cost: Optional wine cost $75
Organized by: PA3

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