PAST WINE CLUB EVENTS
Comparative wine tasting with Philip Bernot. August 6th, 3 pm, 2017.
Philip Bernot has been fascinated by wine throughout his adult life. Qualified as a sommelier at age twenty-one, his career includes stints in the wholesale, retail, and restaurant sectors. Currently Wine Director at Wishing Well Liquors in Easton, Maryland, Philip will answer the question, “What exactly is taste?” Using eight wines from around the world, he will discuss the anatomy and physiology of taste, and how these characteristics influence our perception of wine.
ANNE ARUNDEL HERITAGE CONVERSATION SERIES: sustainable farming. featuring: chef zack mills & sommelier julie dalton. Thursday, June 1, 2017.
Our guest speaker was Marcia DeLonge, a senior scientist in the Food & Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Executive Chef Zachary Mills of Wit & Wisdom at Baltimore's Four Seasons and Lead Sommelier Julie Dalton prepared and presented a four course dinner that was paired with Dodon wines and served in the vineyard.
Wine Club HIKE. SATURDAY, April 14, 2017.
Comparative Wine Tasting with Julie Dalton. February 5th, 3 pm, 2017.
The characteristics of the world’s finest wines are reflective of their terroir. Using a blind tasting format, Julie helped us understand these differences as we tasted Sauvignon Blanc and red blends made with grapes traditionally grown in the Bordeaux region of France. See photos here.
DODON WINE CLUB HOLIDAY PARTy. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2016.
Dodon Wine Club members and their guests were invited to gather in the tasting room for some holiday cheer. Light appetizers, Dodon wines, and the company of fellow Wine Club members were enjoyed by all.
ANNE ARUNDEL HERITAGE CONVERSATION SERIES: climate patterns and their affect on winegrowing. featuring: Chef Steve Monnier. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016
Our guest speaker, Bob Marshall, Founder and CEO of Earth Networks, discussed climate change and it’s impact on winegrowing. Chef Steve Monnier of Aromes prepared a three-course dinner that was paired with Dodon wines.
wine club HIKE. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016
We enjoyed our first Club hike across Dodon’s trails.
DUNGANNON 2013 RELEASE & HISTORIC RACE REMATCH. MAY 14, 2016.
In 1743, Dodon’s thoroughbred, Dungannon, won the Annapolis Subscription Plate, the first recorded horse race in Maryland. On May 14, 273 years later, we honored the event with the release of Dungannon 2013, the first of Dodon’s Collectors wines. We held a rematch of the original race between the Steuart and Carroll families and enjoyed an official presentation and tasting of Dungannon 2013, as well as a colorful first–person reenactment of Anne Catharine Hoof Green, the colonial-era editor of the Maryland Gazette.
ANNE ARUNDEL HERITAGE CONVERSATION SERIES: the tobacco economy. Featuring: Chef Jean Louis-Evennou. SEPTEMBER 18, 2015.
Historian and author, Jean B. Russo. Jean is the co-author of the book, Planting an Empire: The Early Chesapeake in British North America. At the September dinner, Jean discussed the tobacco economy in 17th century Maryland. Chef Jean-Louis Evennou of Café Normandie prepared a seated four-course dinner that was paired with the newest Dodon
ANNE ARUNDEL HERITAGE CONVERSATION SERIES: ENGLISH EXPLORATION AND FIRST SETTLEMENT. JUNE 28, 2015
Historian Jane McWilliams is the author of Annapolis, City on the Severn: A History. Jane shared the story of John Smith mapping the Chesapeake in 1608, the persecution of the Algonquin by Iroquoian Susquehannocks, and the first English settlement and was moderated by Polly Pittman. The meal was a traditional paella luncheon in the
pavilion and was paired with Dodon’s most recent wines.
ANNE ARUNDEL HERITAGE CONVERSATION SERIES: ARCHEOLOGICAL FINDINGS AT PIG’S POINT. DECEMBER 4, 2014.
Jane Cox, Cultural Resource Planner for AA County Planning and Zoning, was our second interviewee. The conversation, which was moderated by Terry Smith, focused on a recently discovered, highly significant prehistoric site in Lothian which has redefined academic understanding of the regions’ prehistoric or Native American past. The dinner included the newest limited production Dodon white wines paired with an oyster bar and menu inspired by foods familiar to pre-historic inhabitants of our area.
ANNE ARUNDEL HERITAGE CONVERSATION SERIES: A DISCUSSION WITH geologist ERNEST “BUBBA” BEASLEY. JULY 17, 2014
Our first Anne Arundel Heritage Series interviewee was geologist Ernest “Bubba” Beasley, who enlightened us on the geological history of the Mid-Atlantic region and the geological specificity of Southern Anne Arundel County. The dinner Chef Jean-Louis Evennou of Café Normandie. The French-country menu was paired with the newest Dodon wines and included an exclusive “en primeur” tasting from the barrel of our 2013 premium red.