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Seattle-Wines of the Loire Valley With Master Of Wine Joel Butler

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
World of Wines
16701 Cleveland Street, Suite A
Redmond, WA  98052
Terese Flaherty-Vaniman
425 882-1621 (p)
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Women For WineSense Seattle Invites You to Experience

Wines of the Loire Valley
with Master of Wine Joel Butler


Thursday, April 18th, 2019
6:30pm at


World of Wines

16701 Cleveland Street, Suite A

Redmond, Washington


The Loire Valley is an amazingly beautiful region. Considered to be the heart of France, the history and architecture of the area draws visitors to its stunning châteaux, picturesque villages, and much more. The area between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes-sur-Loir became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. This often fairy tale-like setting is “the garden of France", and has outstanding cuisine, with specialties such as goat cheese, river fish, and rillettes, and it is where Tarte Tartin originated. The scenery includes lovely vineyards that produce red and white grapes over 4000 wineries turn into wines in this most diverse of French wine regions. There is something for everyone - elegant or bracing, still or sparking, white, red, or rose. Master of Wine Joel Butler will be our guide through the region. Joel is one of America's first two resident Master of Wine, with over 40 years of knowledge and experience in the wine industry, including wine making, judging, and importing. He is the co-author of the award-winning book “Divine Vintage: Following the Wine Trail from Genesis to the Modern Age”, and has written for numerous wine publications.  He has also been a Panel Chair and Examiner for the Masters of Wine Exam. His retirement project is being co-owner of World of Wines in Redmond. The shop features fine wines and a wine bar, along with tastings, custom and scheduled wine classes, a wine club, and WSET classes. Joel has picked a selection of wines for us to showcase what the region has to offer.

Main course

Brown Butter Bistro Filet - Tender Pan-Seared Steak Medallion topped with a Ginger-Chive Brown Butter Reduction


Lentil & Veggie Cakes - Herb-Steamed Lentils and Sautéed Vegetables Baked into Individual Cakes and topped with Romesco Sauce (vegetarian option)


Served with

Yukon Mashed Potatoes - Golden Hand Smashed Yukon Potatoes with Butter & Sea Salt

Roasted Garlic Green Beans - Tender Green Beans, Pan Roasted with Olive Oil, Garlic & Sea Salt



Raspberry Cheesecake Bars - Rich, Layered Dessert Bars on our House-made Graham Cracker Crust


The price for members is $57.00, and $67.00 for nonmembers.


If you want the vegetarian option, RSVP then email us at to let us know.


Please note the system charges a $3.00 processing fee for WWS nonmembers to pay by credit card. To RSVP & pay by check, email to confirm, then mail your check (made out to Seattle Women For WineSense) to Nicole Stellner, 4709 S Ferdinand Street, Seattle, WA 98118. Your check must be received 3 days after your RSVP is made. After that time your space will be released. Please contact us with questions about the event, the website or method of payment at 425.882.1621. This event is nonrefundable after April 9th. All refunds will be made by check less a $5 cancellation fee.