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Holiday Wine Tasting

PA3 cordially invites you to a

Holiday Wine Tasting

Saturday, December 4, 2021

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Via Zoom


Per our sommelier Sebastian Koncurat: 

Picking your Holiday wines this season this year may be challenging as we are still facing pandemic times and gatherings will be limited to small crowds. We imagine most people’s Holiday celebrations to be long meals that may begin with snacks and noshes, extend through appetizers and main courses and end, perhaps hours later, with desserts. The liveliness that comes with good acidity is in effect a survival strategy. Such wines will rejuvenate, even as all that food pushes you toward a comatose state. The French naturally have a term for this characteristic in wines, ‘digestibilité’, wines that are delicious and easy to drink without being freighted with excess or weighing too heavily in the gut...

Optional Cost: $70 plus tax for four bottles of wine plus a seminar with a certified sommelier and educator. It is not required to purchase the wines or buy all 4 bottles.  See below for cheese pairings.

For Zoom instructions, RSVP with affiliation by November 30th to Mo Chen ’80 at


Wine Details

We have again arranged a wine tasting in partnership with Public Wines, 23 Witherspoon St. Our certified Sommelier and educator for the evening will be Sebastian Koncurat, who has 20 years of experience in the wine and culinary industries.

Click here for the description of the four holiday wines, and how to purchase them.  Further details plus cheese pairings will be sent to registrants.

Please purchase or reserve wines by noon on Tuesday, November 30th. 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.

Cheese Pairings

Alexandre-Bonnet-Grande-Reserve-Brut-Champagne: Fromager D’Affionis
La-Patience-Rose-2020: Le Chevrot Goat 
Chateau-Ferran-Pessac-Leognan-2018:   Comte 
Punset-Punset-Langhe-Arneis-Doc-2018: Taleggio

Olsson’s link for pairing cheeses 

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