Fourth Annual In Vino Veritas
April 25 & 26
Sponsored by The Friends of St. John’s College in cooperation with Bay Ridge Wine and Spirits, this two-day fundraiser event on the campus of St. John’s College features 15 wineries, more than 100 wines, a variety of tastings and workshops, and a discussion with St. John’s College alumni winemakers. Proceeds fund scholarships for St. John’s undergraduate students.
This year’s Judgment of Annapolis features a comparative tasting of Old World and New World Wines along with a discussion of terroir in America with David White, founder and editor of Terroirist.com (2013 Best Overall Wine Blog), and St. John’s alumni winemakers, who will address issues of sustainability and the pursuit of quality in winemaking. Dinner and wine in the spirit of the La Paulée de Meursault will follow at President Nelson’s home.
April 25 5 p.m. in McDowell Hall. Tickets: $225. Limited to 60 participants.
The Grand Tasting participants take a tasting tour around the globe—and our own backyard—to visit the world’s premier wine growing regions and producers. Meet the vintners and sample the featured wines and an array of hors d’oeuvres. Participants may attend special workshops, including “St. John’s Alumni Winemaker Discussion: East Coast vs. West Coast,” “The World’s Greatest Wine & Cheese Pairings,” and “Riedel XL Wine Glass Tasting,” among others. Music, a silent auction, and sales of wine-related books and merchandise complement the tasting.
April 26 1 to 5 p.m. in the Francis Scott Key Lobby.
Tickets: $50 for pre-registration to the Grand Tasting, which includes one free workshop while spaces last. Spaces are filled on a first-come first-served basis. Workshops are from noon-4 p.m. Cost per additional workshop: $45