Think You Know About Wines?

022114_mishmash-foodBeing in the food and wine business, I’ve sampled a lot of great vino. Many asked how I got so lucky, and I had an “a-ha” moment. Why not share my good fortune?

Now you can make like a sommelier at the CITYPEEK Sip & Swirl Wine Club.

I started the club for unpretentious foodies to gather to share sips, food pairings, education and guidance by sommeliers and like-minded professionals in private venues. It’s a place to make new friends and leave the snobbery behind.

Recently, a class was sold out after some deft social marketing; 30 excited guests arrived at a location unveiled a mere 24 hours prior to the event. Mariam Raz Razavi, a certified wine educator-sommelier and purveyor, led the summer wine portion, and chef Sarah Mogol of Boutinful Experience catered the affair. We sampled Prosecco, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Chardonnay and Beaujoulais and ended with a Provencal Rose.

I am planning an Israeli wine tasting in the spring. We’ll feature both boutique wineries and some of the bigger growers such as Dalton, Golan Heights, Bashan and Yarden. I’d love to see you there!

Patti Neumann is Publisher of and an award-winning columnist and blogger on food, wine. Find her page on Facebook/Twitter: Citypeek Patti and

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