Friday, August 31, 2012
Sierra Foothills Wineries support many Charitable Events
The Third annual Wine on the Water charity event at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe dedicates all proceeds to the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Kristi Synder, the exceptional sommelier at the Hyatt’s Lone Eagle Grille, puts her many contacts in the wine world to good use as the 30 wineries pouring at this event are all stellar.
One of the wineries -- a repeat contributor -- is Twisted Oak, located in Calaveras County, Sierra Foothills. Jeff Stai, winemaker and owner, participates in many charity events.
At this Wine on the Water event, Jeff was pouring a new blend he calls “Potty Mouth.” A nice blend of Mouvedre, Syrah and Grenache, it’s flavorful and popular. Only 1000 cases made. 14.2 percent alcohol. $18 the bottle. www.twistedoak.com