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  • Misericordia

    Misericordia is home to more than 600 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Located in Chicago, it offers a full continuum of care with a wide range of residential options, therapy programs and work opportunities designed to meet each person's changing needs and maximize independence, spirituality, dignity, respect and quality of life.

    What is Wine Insiders?

    Wine Insiders, with 38 years of heritage, 1,400+ wine awards, and two million customers across the country, is the nation’s leading online wine marketplace and #1 rated wine site, with over 3,000 5-star reviews on Google.

    Exclusive Wine Selection

    Master Sommelier Fernando Beteta, Wine Director Aaron McManus, and Champagne Specialist Ryan Baldwin tasted over 100 different wines from wineries around the world to find 3 must-try bottles for this tasting.

    Misericordia

    Misericordia is home to more than 600 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Located in Chicago, it offers a full continuum of care with a wide range of residential options, therapy programs and work opportunities designed to meet each person's changing needs and maximize independence, spirituality, dignity, respect and quality of life.

    What is Wine Insiders?

    Wine Insiders, with 38 years of heritage, 1,400+ wine awards, and two million customers across the country, is the nation’s leading online wine marketplace and #1 rated wine site, with over 3,000 5-star reviews on Google.

    Exclusive Wine Selection

    Master Sommelier Fernando Beteta, Wine Director Aaron McManus, and Champagne Specialist Ryan Baldwin tasted over 100 different wines from wineries around the world to find 3 must-try bottles for this tasting.

    Tasting Panel

    Taste with the experts and ask questions at your virtual live tasting.

    Aaron McManus

    Aaron is the Wine Director at Oriole and recently won the 2020 Jean Banchet award for best sommelier in Chicago.

    Fernando Beteta

    Fernando is one of only 236 Master Sommeliers in the world. His innate passion for wine has led him deeper into the worlds of service, culture, and history.

    Ryan Baldwin

    Ryan is the former Head Sommelier at Margeaux Brasserie Waldorf Astoria Chicago and has been featured in The Chicagoist, Wine & Spirits, and more!

    Tasting Trio

    These three wines have been hand-selected out of 100 bottles from the premier wineries around the globe for this virtual tasting.

    2018 Fox and the Flock Pinot Noir

    California

    This Gold Medal Award-Winning Pinot Noir from California truly is the sum of its parts. Assembled from warm climate and cool climate lots, the usage of multiple appellations shows through its earthy components contrasted by its jammy nuances.

    2019 Monsieur De Montgerald Rouge

    Mediterranean Coast

    2019 Monsieur de Montgerald Rouge from the Costières de Nîmes wine region close to the Mediterranean coast of France capitalizes on its ideal placement for growing Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre.

    2019 Le Pied Marin Picpoul de Pinot

    South of France

    2019 Le Pied Marin Picpoul de Pinet is a unique French specialty crafted in the Mediterranean region of Southern France. Limestone soils and the warm Mediterranean climate grant this wine a smooth minerality and ripe flavors.

    2018 Fox and the Flock Pinot Noir

    California

    This Gold Medal Award-Winning Pinot Noir from California truly is the sum of its parts. Assembled from warm climate and cool climate lots, the usage of multiple appellations shows through its earthy components contrasted by its jammy nuances.

    2019 Monsieur De Montgerald Rouge

    Mediterranean Coast

    2019 Monsieur de Montgerald Rouge from the Costières de Nîmes wine region close to the Mediterranean coast of France capitalizes on its ideal placement for growing Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre.

    2019 Le Pied Marin Picpoul de Pinot

    South of France

    2019 Le Pied Marin Picpoul de Pinet is a unique French specialty crafted in the Mediterranean region of Southern France. Limestone soils and the warm Mediterranean climate grant this wine a smooth minerality and ripe flavors.

    Order Your Wines

    You’ll automatically be registered for this event VIA EVENTBRITE and proceeds will benefit Misericordia. The more you spend, the bigger your contribution will be to this great organization.

    Tasting Trio

    3-Pack - $15 per bottle

    $45 + $14.95 Shipping

    Get 1 of each bottle that the sommeliers will be tasting delivered straight to your door!

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    Better Deal

    6-Pack - $13 per bottle

    $78 + Free Shipping

    Get 2 of each bottle that will be tasted so you can save 1 of each for enjoyment after the tasting!

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    Best Deal

    12-Pack - $12 per bottle

    $144 + Free Shipping

    Get 2 of each bottle that will be tasted, PLUS 2 bottles of 3 additional wines hand-selected by Aaron, Fernando, and Ryan!

    ORDER NOW

    Donations Only

    Don’t want to drink? No problem! For whatever reason it may be, if you don’t want to order wine you can still participate! We’re offering tickets to the virtual event for a donation, with proceeds going towards Misericordia.

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    Silent Auction

    Our exciting silent auction includes vacation stays, unique items and experiences, and a chance to win a Kia Nero EX! Silent Auction Opens February 5th


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    Event Agenda

    Taste wine with the world’s top sommeliers, while asking questions along the way.

    7:00 - 7:05 PM CST

    Introduction + Overview

    We'll take the first 5 minutes to introduce you to Aaron, Fernando, and Ryan. Then, we'll dive into their wine selection process and how they went from 100 wines to the final 3 selected for this tasting.

    7:05 - 7:15 PM CST

    White Wine Tasting

    Enough talking, let's start tasting! We'll start with the expertly curated white wine, 2019 Le Pied Marin Picpoul de Pinet, talking through the aromas, the palette, best pairing options, and more! 

    7:15 - 7:40 PM CST

    Red Wine Tasting

    Onto the red wines. We'll start with the lighter-bodied red, 2018 Fox and the Flock Pinot Noir from California, and make our way to the grand finale of the night, 2019 Monsieur de Montgerald Rouge Costieres de Nimes from France.

    7:40 - 8:00 PM CST

    Q&A

    We'll completely turn the floor over to you for a live Q&A session with all 3 sommeliers!

    FAQ

    Questions?

    If you have any questions about the event or the wines please contact us via email at info@wineinsiders.com or contact Misericordia's Chief Development Officer, Lois Gates, at 773-273-4160 or loisg@misericordia.com.

    What is the deadline to order or to register?

    You must order by Monday, February 8th to ensure you receive your wine in time for the tasting. If you're not tasting along, you can register up until an hour before the tasting.

    How do I share this with friends and family?

    You can share with your friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, or email. Simply click the icon above of how you'd like to share the event and follow the prompts!

    What states do you ship to?

    We ship to all states except: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Utah. If we don't ship to your state, you can still donate and register here.

    How is the wine so affordable?

    Wine Insiders buys directly from wineries around the world, bypassing the distributors and middlemen, to bring delicious-tasting wine direct to your door at an affordable price!

    Where does the cost of my purchase go?

    Proceeds go directly to Misericordia.
    3 pack proceeds = $16.50 / 6 pack proceeds = $20.00 / 12 pack proceeds = $42.50

    How do I attend if I don't order wine?

    You can make a donation or participate in the silent auction! For any donation $25 or over, you will automatically be registered for the virtual tasting. You can donate here.

    Do I need a Zoom account to participate?

    Absolutely not! You can join from any device with an internet connection to participate in the virtual tasting!

    What if I can’t make the event time?

    Don’t worry, following the event we will sending out an e-mail to everybody who was registered for the event with a link to view a recording of the live tasting via Youtube so that you can taste along with the sommeliers at your convenience.

    Who is this event intended for?

    Everyone! Whether you're an avid wine lover, simply new to wine, or just looking for a fun virtual event, this is a great opportunity to connect virtually with thousands of people. However, you need to be 21+ for tasting!

    What happens after I purchase the wine?

    After you purchase your 3, 6, or 12 pack you'll receive:
    • An order confirmation
    • A Virtual Tasting event confirmation within 24 hours with details of the event (including your link providing access to the Friday February 12th event that begins at 7:00 pm Central Time)
    • Your wine within 2-4 business days
    • An event reminder on February 10th, 2 days before the event
    How do I access the live tasting?

    • You should have received a registration e-mail from Eventbrite with a link to the event
    • Please click on the link to join.
    • If you already have an Eventbrite account associated with the email you used to purchase wine then login to your account.
    • If you don’t have an Eventbrite account- create your account by typing in the email associated with your wine purchase. You will then have to activate your new account and create a password by clicking on the activation link sent to your email.
    • Once logged in, click on “tickets” in the top right-hand corner.
    • Click on your ticket and hit "join now"
    • Drink Wine. Support Misericordia.
    PLEASE NOTE – You have to use the e-mail associated with your wine order. If you received this as a gift then then the person who gave you the gift should have given us your e-mail address and you should have received a registration e-mail. If you did not receive a registration e-mail then please contact us immediately (info@wineinsiders.com) so that we can register you.
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