Meetings & Events

May 19 Meeting (Zoom) -Non-Bordeaux Red Wine Evaluation

For the May 2021 meeting we will be evaluating members’ 2020 red non-Bordeaux wines. You will be tasting each wine in the safety of your own home.

What are red non-Bordeaux wines?

Any red wine except:  Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Carménère, and other red varieties predominately from France’s Bordeaux region.

Who can participate?

The meeting is open to all current paid members.

How will this work?

  • You will need to request to participate so we can reserve your samples (quantities are limited).
  • The wines will be separated into “individual” or “couples” size bottles.  These will be divided up prior to the meeting, and you will be notified of when/where to pick them up.
  • Each wine will be color coded with a sticker on the bottle.  In the meeting, we will let you know which color to pour into your glass.
  • You will be able to evaluate the wine at the same time as everyone else.

How to get your wine evaluated (limit of 10 wines to be evaluated):

Send an email to Donna Bettencourt at no later than May 10th to arrange to drop off your wine (she will let you know where to drop off your wine and form). We will need two 750ml bottles and the standard wine evaluation information form filled out and dropped off with the wine.

Members submitting wines for evaluation will also need to register to participate. 

Instructions for meeting participants:

To participate, register to reserve your wine samples here by May 15, quantities are limited. We will have the following pickup sites – Robert Wharton (Roseville/Rocklin), Donna Bettencourt (mid-town), and Kevin Lemay (Folsom).

On the Monday, preceding the meeting, we will notify you that your samples are ready to be picked up as well as the address and times they are available.

All members are welcome to the meeting even if not tasting during the meeting.

During the meeting:

We will taste and evaluate the samples one by one just like we do in our ‘normal’ in-person meetings. The evaluators will be on the Zoom meeting and they will give their evaluations of the wine.

Who are the meeting’s wine evaluators?

If you have any questions, please email Kevin Lemay at

See you at the meeting!