Free wine tasting at the Smithsonian? That’s a hard sell. (Not.) Maybe if you throw in Randall Grahm pouring his 30-year anniversary Le Cigare Volant…. Oh. Randall Grahm will be there, pouring that wine. (Please note that by “hard sell”, I mean “sign me up”.)
The bad news is that there’s already a long waiting list.
The good news: Team Great Big Reds will be there, and we’ll give you the play-by-play on how good all the wines were.
Seriously: two events… a free wine tasting / seminar on Monday afternoon (6/18, 3-5pm), and Tuesday evening (6:30pm-), a fundraising four course dinner (plus dessert), with each course designed to match the accompanying wine.
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Update: this tasting room has closed.
Note: this article is about visiting Bonny Doon’s Tasting Room. We’ll review some of the wines in the near future.
Not your grandmother’s tasting room (Though Grandma may enjoy it!)
Bonny Doon’s wine tasting room offers up hearty notes of extraterrestrials, with hints of Banana slug, spaceships, and a lingering aftertaste of philosophy and fishnets. This fantastical winery is the brainchild of Randall Grahm, a philosophy major turned winemaker, on a quest for the perfect Pinot Noir.
As the designated ‘Millenial’ of Great Big Reds, Bonny Doon was my favorite tasting room I visited on our most recent trip, and well, really, my life.
Continue reading Bonny Doon: Care for some Aliens with your Wine?