On a pleasant summer evening atop the Landmark Convention Center in Tacoma, members of the Pierce County Medical Society joined in a collegial opportunity on June 8 to taste wines suggested by Paul Gregutt, a contributing editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, former columnist for the Seattle Times, and author of the authoritative book on Washington wines, "Washington Wines and Wineries: The Essential Guide".
After arriving for a reception that included hot and cold foods as well as a chilled rose of Pinot Noir from Oregon, attendees were seated classroom style to taste a flight of Oregon wines known for their high quality and value including a Pinot Gris and three Pinot Noirs of differing price points. Following a break that permitted PCMS members and their guests to take in the view from the rooftop venue and get a bit more to eat, attendees were led through a flight of Washington wines also known for their high quality and value including a Chardonnay, Merlot, red blend, and Syrah. Paul wrapped up his presentation to PCMS with suggestions about shopping for wine and about especially scenic wineries in Oregon and Washington to visit. He also kindly distributed guides to Walla Walla wine country for attendees to utilize.
Thanks to Paul Gregutt and all the PCMS members and guests who attended the June 8 event for making it such a successful, educational, and fun evening!
In the adjoining photo, Paul Gregutt and PCMS Executive Director Bruce Ehrle celebrate the incredibly high quality wines of the Pacific Northwest!!
PCMS expresses its appreciaton to Puget Sound Othopaedics as a Gold Sponsor supporter of this event.