We have been working with Raj and his wines since 2015. Initially only Sandhi Wines, then Evening Lands from Oregon and lastly also with the Pinot Noir specialist Domaine de la Cote. Each year, we grab the tiny allocation for Thailand, and are pleased to present them to you with the winemaker, communicator, author and sommelier in tow.
If you are a wine buff, you might know Raj from the Netflix documentary #somm. But his efforts was really to push a new style of Californian wines by helping set up IN SEARCH OF BALANCE, a small collection of artisan-grown wineries, that believed in “the more subtle, nuanced wines” of the Golden State. Now ceased to exist. But his efforts continue in the vineyards around Santa Barbara.
Join as at Siri House in Soi Somkid, where Raj will be happy to meet and share his knowledge, love & passion of wine. To book please call 094 868 2639
Talk & Tasting 7pm to 8pm at Jacqueline
At Jacqueline, a bar located on the 2nd floor of Siri House, Raj will discuss excerpts from his latest book “Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste” and also taste 3 of his current releases including Sandhi Wine from the Central Coast and Evening Land Vineyards in Oregon.
Sandhi Wine Chardonnay Santa Rita 2015, Central Coast
Sandhi Wine Pinot Noir Santa Rita 2016, Central Coast
Evening Land Vineyards Pinot Noir Seven Springs 2015, Oregon
Seats are Thb 1,000 net for snacks and a taste of 3 wines. Limited to 30 persons.
Dinner reservation at Quince from 630pm onwards
Chef Charlie will prepare a 4-course menu with choices for thb 1,500++. The wine pairing for 4 glasses of the very special bottlings is thb 1,800++
In the 2018 article BEYOND BURGUNDY by Jancis Robinson MW, she mentions “It is no longer the case that the Côte d’Or has a monopoly on fine Pinot production. A new documentary film called SOMM3* (in which I was invited to participate), includes the story of the Judgment of Paris, the 1976 blind tasting of Californian and French wines whose results upturned the assumptions of the global wine trade. In the denouement of the new film, Fred Dame, a leading American Master Sommelier, along with Steven Spurrier, the veteran British wine writer and instigator of the 1976 tasting, and I taste two very smart burgundies and a Pinot Noir from southern California blind. Spoiler alert: my preferred wine was the American, a Domaine de la Côte from Sta. Rita Hills.”
Tables can be booked at individual times. We hope to meet you there.