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An Evening of Wine & Cheese

Friday, August 22nd
Members: $40 (before August 15th) $45 (after August 15th)
Guest of Members: $45 (before August 15th) $50 (after August 15th)

About the Event

Come enjoy a delightful evening of wine and cheese pairing and let your senses transform and reassess the wine’s qualities in light of the subtle flavor changes.

About the Presenters

Jim Meyers grew up in the Pacific Northwest after living a short term in both California and the Midwest.  After attending Portland State University, he started a 13-year old career with a national restaurant chain as General Manager and Director of Operations. In 1995, a career change led Jim into the retail industry as a senior buyer of wine and beverages for a Western United States grocery chain.  An unexpected turn of events turned a dream to reality when, in 1999, Jim opened Wine Thieves with co-founder Bennett Burke.  Today, Jim lives in the East Bay with his wife and daughter. He enjoys cycling, skiing and of course, food and wine.

Angie Lundgren has a deep appreciation and knowledge for cheese. She is yet to meet a cheese she didn’t like, but there are some which she has particular affinity.  Each cheese has a unique character, ranging from subtle to sublime – in Angie’s case; the stinky is often the sublime. You will often catch Angie serving a wonderful Italian Carboncino or Blu del Moncenisio, their creamy earthiness is incredibly indulgent.  The washed rind cheeses definitely fall into the aromatic category, and put a big smile on Angie’s face.

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