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Revenge of the Merlot

  • La Brea Bakery Café 468 South La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, 90036 United States (map)
 

Revenge of the Merlot

6 PM - 9 PM

WEDNESDAY | OCTOBER 2nd

AT LA BREA BAKERY CAFÉ


MERLOT IS BACK, AND IT’S BETTER THAN EVER! TASTE with the best in the Merlot business

Join us in kicking off National Merlot Month with a night of fine wine and artisanal culinary delights in the warm glow of La Brea Bakery's open-display kitchen. This time we crown a champion, and you’ll be the judge! Which Merlot is best? You’ll have one vote and one vote only - taste and avenge the Merlot! #MERLOTME

Alexander Payne's 2004 comedy-drama Sideways, starring Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church, sent Merlot sales in the U.S. into a downward spiral. Even today, some of the film's stigma still reverberates in the consumer market, but Merlot is one of the world’s most delicious and beloved varietals! Complexity, easy tannins, soft finishes...and it's used to craft some of the most celebrated and prestigious wines, like Bordeaux’s Cheval Blanc and Château Pétrus.

REVENGE IS SWEET!


MENU

6 PM VIP - An extra hour to taste, extra hour of gaming and enhanced food

6PM VIP MENU

  • Short Rib Sliders with Horseradish Chive Cream

  • Crab-Stuffed Crimini Mushrooms with Hollandaise Drizzle

  • Ahi Tuna La Brea Bakery Naan Chips with Cilantro Chipotle Aioli

  • Lamb Meatballs with Tzatziki

7 PM MENU

  • Chorizo-Manchego Mini Tartlets

  • Roasted Tomato and Mozzarella Bruschetta (V)

  • Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille on Pita Chips with Sundried Tomato Hummus (V)

  • Avocado Toast with Roasted Corn, Grilled Pineapple on Sourdough (V)

  • Heirloom Tomato, Pork Belly and Bibb on Country Wheat

  • Grilled Polenta Cakes with White Bean Puree and Garlic Shrimp

  • Cheese Platter with Seasonal Cheeses, Crackers and La Brea Bakery Bread


TICKET DETAILS

Royal Flush: VIP Entrance @ 6PM.

  • Includes $500 worth of chips & your VIP dinner. Play your cards right and enter the running for our 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place packages! All proceeds from chips/gaming will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation

Straight Flush: VIP Entrance @ 6PM.

  • Includes $250 worth of chips & your VIP dinner. Play your cards right and enter the running for our 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place packages! All proceeds from chips/gaming will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation

VIP Flush: Not a gamer but love Merlot?

  • This ticket does not include chips; but 6PM VIP Flush guests will enjoy an additional hour of tasting, the exclusive VIP menu listed below, as well as all the delicious foods offered at 7PM

Merlot Maniac: Not a gamer but love Merlot?

  • This ticket will give you 7PM entrance ticket & all the delicious offerings listed below

Music until 9PM with DJ POTATO HEAD 🎶


Silent Auction

Silent auction 100% benefits 501(c)(3) The T.J. Martell Foundation funding children’s leukemia and cancer research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

For sponsorship participation: info@wineLA.com
For vintner participation: tlc@winecloudinc.com


WINE LIST

Aleksander

Paso Robles Newest Star

Barnett Vineyards

Spring Mountain Merlot, Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, 2017

Spring Mount Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, 2017

Baron Philippe de Rothschild Mouton Cadet

Reserve Rouge, Bordeaux, France, 2016

Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley, 2016

Cannonball

Cannonball, Merlot, California, 2016

Donati Family Vineyard

"The Immigrant" Paicines, Central Coast, 2015

Merlot Paicines, Central Coast, 2016

Duckhorn

Leader in Napa Valley
Wine Spectator #1 Wine

Ehlers Estate Winery

Merlot, St. Helena, California, 2014

Ehlers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena, California, 2016

Gordon Estate

Merlot, Kamiak Vineyard, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2015

Block 3 Merlot, Kamiak Vineyard, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2015

Gordon Estate Tradition, Kamiak Vineyard, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2015

Hourglass Wine Co.

La Storia by Trentadue

Merlot, Alexander Valley, Sonoma, 2016

L'ecole No. 41

Merlot Estate, Walla Walla Valley, 2016

Merlot, Columbia Valley, 2016

Merlot, Estate Seven Hills Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley, 2009

Lewis Cellars

Merlot Napa Valley, 2017

Markham Vineyards

Merlot Napa Valley, 2017

Marilyn Wines

Robert Foley Vineyards

Merlot, Napa Valley, 2014

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

Sonoma County, Merlot, 2016

Reserve Merlot, Sonoma Valley, 2016

Textbook

Napa Valley, 2016


LOCATION

La Brea Bakery Café
468 South La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

 


PARTICIPATING WINERIES

More to be announced


PARTNERS


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Before purchasing your ticket, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if you need any further assistance. TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

*TICKET SALES: No refund, no exchanges, no credits, ticket may not be moved from one event to another, your ticket is transferable: Feel free to pass your ticket on to your friends/ family at your own discretion and risk. If transferring, inform us at TLC@wineLA.com. We are not responsible for any stolen, missing, lost, used ticket.

*FOOD: outside food and beverages of any kind are not permitted. Meals may/ may not be included in the program, see specific event description for details. If a program includes food, food/ refreshments and beverage substitutions politely declined. Our partnered third party food provider will make every effort to accommodate any food limitations/ restrictions, we make no promises or guarantees. We make no promises or guarantees that any/ all refreshments, food, or beverages are free of any allergens, health restricting products. We will not be held responsible, liable for any illness that may result while consuming food at your own free will, at your own discretion and at your own risk.

*All/any photos listed are for reference only and may not be presented at our event in exact sizes, shape, form, nor exact item specified in photos references. Actual event items/food subject to change without notice. Please contact us for specific details.

*Participants must be 21 years of age and older with a valid government issued I.D. required to attend our program, classes, and events. Any persons appearing to be intoxicated will be removed from our event without reimbursement. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. 


 
 
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