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When you think ‘great wine’, what springs to mind? Perhaps you think of a French Merlot, a Spanish Tempranillo, or an Australian Shiraz. How about a Turkish Narince or Boğazkere?
Turkey is a paradox. Vineyards have thrived in this land of grace, hospitality and commerce for millennia. There are hundreds of indigenous vine grape varieties. There is evidence of viticulture and winemaking from pre-history. Yet, the average per capita consumption of wine in Turkey is less than one liter per year.
The wines, with their exuberance and vitality, capture the essence and flavor of Turkey’s culture and cuisine. Yet life isn’t easy for Turkey’s winemakers, and export markets have become increasingly vital to them. With this export mentality comes increased aspiration, and despite (and because of) the challenges, the quality and diversity of Turkish wine has soared in the last ten years. Turkish wines are now listed in Michelin starred restaurants in New York, Seattle, Rome, and London. Come and taste for yourself.
Join us on Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 for our annual Nationality Dinner featuring the Wines and Food of The Republic of Turkey. We will sample four wines made from indigenous grapes, and food typical of Turkish cuisine.
Our presenters are Thom Harding, Raconteur for Fattoria Due Cane, and Emma Schockner, Tasting Room Manager for Hector Wine Company in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Emma is a regular visitor to Turkey, and will be available to discuss the culture, traditions and ambience of this exciting country.
Our host, and chef, for the evening is Gonca Teker. Gonca came to the States seven years ago, and has been enjoying the beauty of Pittsburgh and its friendly, warm people since then. She has always found it fascinating to learn about different cultures, and tonight she will give you just a little sample of the wide variety of the Turkish "sofra", or table.
The evening promises to be fun and entertaining, with some special surprises. Make your reservations EARLY! We will limit attendance to 40 people. Members will have the first opportunity to reserve, and we will open the reservations to guest if there is room.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR WINE GLASSES.
The cost for members is $30. The cost for guests is $35.
Please reply before October 9 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you may reply to Kathleen Simpson at 412-657-1861
Mail your check, payable to AWS to:
Dr. Dennis Trumble
1302 Arch St
Pittsburgh PA 15212
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