Bedellvines_3On Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.,  Bedell Cellars will host a Merlot Reserve Vertical Tasting featuring vintages from 1988 through 2002.   

It’s $50 per person ($40 for wine club members) and includes lunch and a special preview and barrel tasting of the 2004 vintage. Pre-paid reservations are required by August 15th. 

For more information call Bedell Cellars at (631) 734-7537.

I attended last summer’s version of this event and likely won’t be able to make it this year. But, it’s a great, fun event and one of the most educational experiences I’ve had on the East End. Tasting the same varietal through the years, with winemaker Kip Bedell as your guide, is just outstanding.