Announcing Our Second Annual Evening with
Purdue’s Own St. Julian Winemaker
plus Gourmet Food Pairings at Fernwood:
Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, for $18!
Back by Popular Demand: Our Wine-Tasting & Food Evening!
Join us Nov. 8 for Another Inexpensive, Classy Evening of Wine-Pairings Featuring Four Wines from St. Julian, Michigan’s Oldest and Longest-Operating Winery, and Delicious Food prepared by Fernwood’s Chef Tim. The wines will be brought to us from Paw Paw by St. Julian’s Chief Winemaker and Purdue Alum, Nancy Corum-Oxley (above).
Nancie has just become the winner of the Purdue University “Outstanding Food Science Award.” The award recognizes “individuals who have brought significant honor to Purdue University and the Department of Food Science and have contributed to the field of food science.”
She is bringing four of her favorite wines to go with four mini-plates chosen by Fernwood’s famous Chef Tim to complement Nancie’s choices.
You will enjoy samples of
Braganini Reserve 2012 Albariño
and for dessert: Solera Cream Sherry
paired with four gourmet mini-plates.
As the wines are poured and the food is served, Nancie will tell us more about the life of a winemaker, the latest news from St. Julian, how new and classic wines are developed and cultivated, how they’re matched with food, and about Purdue.
The evening’s Wine/Food servings will be spaced to allow time for visiting along with bread/crackers for “palate cleansing.”
ALL FOR $18 PER PERSON, INCLUDING:
ADMISSION TO THE BEAUTIFUL FERNWOOD GROUNDS,
FOUR WINES TO SAMPLE, GOURMET FOOD,
AND A SPECIAL ST. JULIAN WINEGLASS SOUVENIR.
BUT DON’T DELAY IN MAKING YOUR RESERVATION!
THIS SPECIAL EVENING IS COMING
Friday, November 8, 2013
Make your check payable to “Purdue Alumni Club of S. W. Michigan” and mail to Charlotte Poole, Treasurer, 31594 Maple Island, Dowagiac, MI 49047. Please include the name(s) of guests you are bringing. For questions, email Howard Poole, Vice President, at email@example.com or call him at 269-424-3221.
Details: We will meet at 6:00 PM in the beautiful Art Gallery of
Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve
just north of Buchanan, Michigan, west of “Exit 7 Walton Road”
off the U. S. 31 St. Joseph Valley Parkway.
Tasting Notes from Nancie Oxley:
Albarino: Aromas of orange blossoms & apricot. Flavors of lemon, green apple & grassy finish. Tart acidity is well balanced with a lush finish.
Founder’s White: Honey & peach custard aromas lead to juicy apricot sorbet, green apple skin & tart citrus finish.
Chancellor Noir: Chocolate covered espresso beans & cherry vanilla aromas lead to a velvety entry of ripe currant, black raspberry & Bing cherry flavors.
Solera Cream Sherry: Butterscotch & pecan aromas. Sweet salted nut & brown spice flavors carry a complex caramel accent.
Please visit our website (www.purduealumni.org/swmichigan) and our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Purdue-Alumni-Club-of-Southwest-Michigan/159879414105515).