February 26th, 2012~Focus Wine Tasting


I am pleased to announce, after many requests, a continuing education opportunity here at 15c.  Once a month, on a Sunday evening from 5:30 to 7:30, we will offer focus tastings.  These focus tastings will have different themes and topics with guest speakers and panelists.  Due to limited space and high demand, the tastings are open first to you, wine connoisseur, and then will become available to the rest of the industry if seats have not all sold out.  

WHEN | Sunday February 26th, from 5:30 –7:30pm

WHERE | 15c Wine Shop and Bar

TOPIC | Pinot Noir from around the world.  We will focus on local Pinots and Burgundy’s and compare them to other California Pinot, Oregon, and New Zealand.

The cost is $75 per person


Ali Rush Carscaden – Owner of 15c and certified sommelier

Stephanie Terrizzi – Viticulturalist and Co-Owner of Giornata wines

Mike Sinor – Rock star wine maker!  Mike Sinor is recognized as one of the Central Coast’s highest-rated winemakers. Wines made by Mike have scored 96 points in the Wine Spectator™, 95 points in Connoisseur’s Guide™, 92 points in Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate™ and 95 points in Wine Enthusiast™. The word that best describes Mike is “Fanatical.” He is a self-made winemaker with no formal winemaking education who worked his way up from “cellar rat” through grit, determination, and sheer love of wine. Raised in Visalia, CA, Mike attended California Polythechnic State University at San Luis Obispo with the objective of becoming a high school shop teacher. He financed his college education by working at several local wineries — an experience that ignited his passion for the craft of making wine. Mike met his future wife, Cheri LaVallee, in a chemistry class at Cal Poly (now that’s Chemistry 101). Mike has traveled to France on numerous occasions, delving into the winemaking experiences of Burgunday, Bordeaux and the Rhone Valley. He also took a winemaking sabbatical to Australia’s Margaret Rier in 2001. 



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