In honor of 2022 World Chaîne Day,

please join us for a special Mondiale event.


The Secrets of the Cellar: Wine Aging Demystified

Sunday, April 24, 2022

4:00pm Wine Tasting
(Wine tasting event full. To add your name to waiting list email

Optional Dinner to Follow
5:30pm 3 Course Dinner with Wine Pairings
(No limit on dinner attendees.)

We will begin with an educational wine tasting led by William Ridlehuber, Echanson Provincial for the Southwest region. William will explore and explain the nuances of how a great wine evolves through the aging process by leading us through a tasting of two Grand Crus from the Saint-Emilion region across three vintages (tasting a total of 6 wines).

  • 2005, 2010, 2018  Clos de l’Oratoire
  • 2006, 2012, 2018  Canon la Gaffeliere

This will be a fascinating side-by-side comparison and will also give you the chance to ask any questions you have ever had about which wines age best, ideal cellar conditions, how to tell when a wine is peaking, etc. from one of the Chaîne’s most knowledgeable experts. Following the tasting, Bill Floyd, owner of Porta’Vino and longtime Chaîne supporter, has arranged a three-course prix fixe dinner for us including wine.


Dinner Menu

Ella’s Caesar Salad or Porta’Vino Salad
Taittinger Brut Champagne

Black Truffle Tagliatelle, Wild Boar Bolognese,
10-Hour Braised Short Ribs, or Citrus Grilled Scottish Salmon
Val Di Suga Brunello di Montacino 2016

Tiramisu or Coconut Cream Pie
Taittinger Brut Champagne

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Wine Tasting Mondiale Members:
Wine Tasting Chaîne Members & Guests: $80
Wine tasting event full. To add your name to waiting list email

Dinner All Members & Guests: $110

Attire: Nice Casual with Ribbons

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