When: February 6, 2014: 6PM – 9PM
Where: Barnett Stadium Field House (Click here for directions)
Alumni Mixer on February 8th, 8pm – 12am (Hip Hop 80’s & 90’s)
The Wonderland/BMI Alumni Homecoming Mixer is amongst us, and it’s time to bring back one of the most anticipated events that we have. For those who have attended the Alumni Mixer in the past, you know the formalities, but for those who haven’t, here’s the breakdown:
The host chooses two wines by vineyard, region, year, varietals, etc.
Each attendee provides a bottle of the selected wine(s). (PLEASE READ THE WINE NOTES BELOW TO HELP MAKE YOUR DECISION). This is your admission to the event.
Here are your event details:
What: Wonderland/BMI Alumni Homecoming Mixer 2014
When: February 8, 2014: 8:00PM – 12AM
Where: Archway Gallery, 2350 Dunlavy St. Houston, TX 77006
Wine #1: Any varietal from Italy
Wine #2: Any varietal from South Africa
Varietals of Italy
Italy has a vast and popular heritage for wines of both red and white grapes. Some of the most common varietals include sangiovese (also called morellino), pinot grigio, and prosecco. Italy also host more secluded grapes, such as the barbera, corvina, primitivo (simliar to a Californian zinfandel), and trebbiano, which is grown all over the country.
Varietals of South Africa
South Africa has a wide range of red and white grape varieties. Most are traditional vinifera grapes such as cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, chenin blanc and riesling. They also have two varieties that originated in South Africa — Cape riesling and pinotage. The newer plantings in South Africa have been of sauvignon blanc and chardonnay ; mostly being established since the late 1980’s.