The Wine Century Club Turns 5!

April 16, 2010

We’re now 721 members strong and growing! Included in this number are 24 Doppel Members and one Treble Member.

This year, we’re again going to celebrate online (and in local groups in) recognition of the international nature of the club. With a little diligence, focus and graptitute we should be able to make short work of last year’s formidable number of 159 grape varieties collectively consumed.

Wherever you may be, please raise a glass of something interesting and delicious on May 8th in honor of the club and the glory that is you. And if at all possible please post a short note about the wine you had in the notes below or on Twitter using hashtag #wine100. The note can be as simple as the name of the wine and its grape variety(ies).

There are also several meet-ups organized or being organized that you may want to join:

New York City: Headquarters
a BYOB party from 4:30-7 pm May 8th (note new time)
Snooth, Inc.
162 Madison Ave, Floor 4
New York, NY 10016
rsvp: Constance Chamberlain constance_chamberlain @

Kansas City, Missouri
Wines by Jennifer Wine Garden
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM May 8th
405 Main Street
Parkville, Missouri 64152
RSVP: Don and Jennifer Stanton 816.505.WINE

Washington, DC
Washington Wine Academy
Tasting of 25 Uncommon Varietals
May 8th 7-9PM
1201 South Eads, Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22202
contact: Alex @

Redwood City, CA (SF Bay Area)
Savvy Cellar
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM May 8th
2048 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA
RSVP: Marni Rubin marnirubinwines @

Hendersonville, NC
Blue Water Seafood and Wine Cellar
532 Kanuga Road,
Hendersonville, NC
May 8th
BYOB w/ $15.00 cover.
RSVP: 828.697.0503 Keith Dalbec kpdalbec @

Milton, DE
Oak Creek Wine and Spirits
28266 Lewes Georgetown Highway
Milton, DE
May 8th 4 to 7 p.m
Wine Tasting and Membership Drive! Our goal is to sign up 50 new future members!
RSVP: 302-684-2929 Bernie Knowllinger

San Antonio, TX
Wine 101
14743 Old Bandera Road
Helotes, TX 78023, United States
(210) 372-9002
May 8th 7 p.m
$10 plus the cost of the wine you drink
RSVP: 302-684-2929 fahnert @

Columbus, OH
Tutto Vino
Wine Cellar & Bistro
7178 Muirfield Drive
Dublin, Ohio 43017
Saturday, May 8
5:00 pm to 8 pm
$30 per person plus the cost of the wine you drink
RSVP: 614/799.9222 molly @

Hong Kong
Tastings Wine Bar
May 8th 18h00
RSVP JC Viens jcviens @

The Ultimate Wine Company Tasting
contact: paula @

This page will be continuously updated with the latest event information – if you have updated info, please contact Steve De Long

What do you think?


  1. Congratulations on the five year anniversary.
    The link to Oak Creek Wine & Spirits does not work. It has a duplicate http:// inserted as a typo BTW.

  2. I also forgot to mention that the city location is Milton, DE, not Hendersonville, NC which is listed incorrectly.
    Once again. Looking forward to becoming a member at the event there.

  3. Hi Randy,

    Thanks for the congrats and proofreading (doh!)

    Good luck on becoming a member!

  4. It’s a little early in the morning to be drinking wine but I wanted to be sure to post a new variety today. I’m enjoying a 2004 Mildiani Family Winery Saperavi Reserve from the Republic of Georgia. Very nice. The Saperavi is my 220th variety.

  5. Greetings all, for our contribution in celebration of The Wine Century Club 5th anniversary (congrats and a hardy well done) We will enjoy a bottle or two of Domaine La Tour Boisee ‘Plantation 1905’. This wine is a blend of 23 grape varieties, both white and red and includes 4 grape varieties commonly used as table grapes. Located in the village of Laure-Minervois France,’Plantation 1905′ is made from a single vineyard of 1.60 ha. According to the web site ( ‘the vineyard is trimmed according to the old Languedocian “gobelet” method. The vinification is traditional, running juices and press juices are blend into one vat’. The listed grape varieties are: Aspiran, Aubun, Alicante Bouschet, Aramon, Varousset, Clairette (Blanc), Morrastel Bouschet, Petit Bouschet (black), Carignan (black), Grenache (black), Cinsault (black), Terret (black), Terret (Gris), Lladonner pellut (black), Baurboulene (blanc), Unknown n1, n2, n3, n3. (all black), Cardinal, Alphonse Lavallee, Italia, Muscat de Hambourg (last 4 = table grapes). I will leave it up to our fellow club members to research the grapes for synonyms. Lots of fruit and opens nicely after a bit of decanting. Cheers. Clark and Jean Yoder
    Wellman, Iowa, USA

  6. Early lunch: First two grapes of the day in a lovely Sicilian white: Catarata and Ansonica.

  7. Happy 5th Anniversary Steve and everyone!

    Holy Cow, that Plantation 1905 is almost a club unto itself!

    We’ll get more exotic later on and actually have some new varieties for me, but for now you can check off Riesling, Pinot Noir, Palomino, and Pedro Ximénez.

  8. Just had grignolino too, but nothing new.
    I’m tempted to have a couple of Vitus Vinifera x Lambrusca hybrids in the name of expanding the variery on today’s anniversary tasting (and to add to my list).
    When you get over 200, the choices get a little thinner.
    What a huge problem to have!

    OK. In about an hour, we will be drinking some well chilled:
    Valiant & King of the North.
    Both grapey (think catawba or Niagara) and fairly sweet.

    I’m going to have to end the day with a port.



  9. Happy Birthday, today I had a glass of Californian Petit Verdot to celebate, a nice moderately tannin wine with flavors of dark berries, leather, cedar and balanced oak. A little young but as time moved on it mellowed out and its true character appeared. I really enjoy a great glass of wine.

  10. After the Valiant and the King of the North sweet wines, it was time to finish off with an old favorite …
    Taylor Fladgate 20 tawny.
    This has Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Cao, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Francesca, and top secret other stuff.

    I have to try the vin the Yoder’s are having. That’s a melange of obscure and unidentified vinified objects (UVO’s)


    Cheers … to five years!

  11. Imagery winery, just north of Sonoma, bottles Petit Verdot. I’ve not seen many others that do this as a single varietal bottling.

  12. Paul,

    I just had a wine tasting today at the International Sommelier Guild and that is the exact bottle that was on our tasting!

    BTW – does anyone know how to contact this club to start up a Dallas chapter? All I can find is the contact page and I have filled it out several times, but don’t know if it works. I can’t find a phone number, an email address, nothing.

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