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August Wine Meetup

  • At the home of David Conrad & Jay van Santen (Register to attend for address) Indianapolis, IN 46205 United States (map)

Pairing Food and Wine Meetup

LGBTA Host's Home

From the hosts: Please join us at the home of David Conrad and Jay van Santen for the August DWC gathering!"

Their American FourSquare is located in the turn of the 20th century Arts and Crafts vintage neighborhood of Historic Meridian Park, located just 3 blocks east of The Children's Museum. 

The theme for this month is “Pairing Food and Wine!”

The hosts will provide a diverse selection of tapas dishes (small plates, appetizers), from countries bordering the Mediterranean. These will be placed at stations on the first floor, and the wines that you bring will be placed appropriately. The food and wine pairs bring out the subtle and large flavors of each in a mutual enhancement.

We'll be innovating and preparing some foods without oils, and also providing gluten-free dishes and pita bread.

Consider bringing a bottle of wine in one of these categories – and consider bringing something that you haven’t tried before!

What To Bring

Food Station #1

Wines to Pair

  • Light, dry white, sparkling or rose wines. Lower alcohol, light use of oak. Clean & refreshing
  • Examples: Chenin Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Prosecco, Riesling, Rose blends, White blends

Food Station #2

Wines to Pair

  • Medium, dry white, sparkling or rose wines. Moderate alcohol. Reasonably rich.
  • Examples: Champagne – Brut, Chardonnay (Chile), Gewurtztraminer, Plus richer versions of these

Food Station #3

Wines to Pair

  • Full dry white or rose wines. Moderate to ample alcohol. Rich. Little to significant use of oak.
  • Examples: Chardonnay (Burgundy, California), Grenache Rose, Madeira, Sherry, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, White Port

Food Station #4

Wines to Pair

  • Light, dry red wines. Lower alcohol, low amount of oak. Fresh, effusive fruit. Little, if any, tannins.
  • Examples: Cabernet Blends, Gamay Beaujolais, Merlot, Pino Noir, Sangiovese

Food Station #5

Wines to Pair

  • Medium dry red wines. Moderate alcohol. Low to moderate oak. Reasonably rich, light to moderate tannins.
  • Examples: Cabernet (Chile, Bordeaux, CA light), Merlot, Pinot Noir (Burgundy, USA richer), Syrah blends, Zinfandel

Food Station #6

Wines to Pair

  • Full dry red wines, moderate to ample alcohol. Noticeable to significant use of oak. Quite rich. Ample tannins
  • Examples: Cabernet, Malbec, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Sangiovese (Italy, richer) , Syrah, Zinfandel

Food Station #7

Wines to Pair

  • Dessert style and sweet wines, varied levels of alcohol and oak.
  • Auslese (German), Champagne (extra dry), Madeira, Port, Sherry, Spaetlese (German)


  • We don't put a private home's address on the world wide web - that's just creepy.
  • The city and zip are shown and the exact address is emailed to you after you Register.

Register Early!

Earlier Event: July 21
July Wine Meetup
Later Event: September 6
DWC Dinner Group