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August Wine & Food Pairing Meetup

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

Wine & Food Pairing Meetup

LGBTA Host's Home

WHO: Diversity Wine Club for LGBT + Allies

  • Meetups average attendance is 45 people with 8 new

  • First-time visitors & guests welcome

WHAT: Wine & Food Pairing Meetup

  • ***Pitch in wine: $10-$20 range. Since this is a wine/food pairing, please bring specific wines from this Menu/Wines list.***

  • The Host is providing the food.

  • DWC supplies wine glasses, plates, forks, napkins, etc.

  • Meetup is upscale but the dress is casual

WHEN: Saturday, August 31st, 2019 from 8 - 11 PM

WHERE: This month at the beautiful home of Jay & David

  • Register to attend for address

WHY: Socialize & Network

COST: FREE for the first meetup then $15 per year per couple (or single) for all meetups

  • You can pay $15 when you register to attend (optional)

From The Hosts and Jay the Chef:

The upcoming Diversity Wine Club event, on August 31, will be a Wine Pairing with a specific cuisine. Last year, we paired wines with Mediterranean meals. This year, with regional Chinese meals.


The inspiration for this year came at last year's Wine Pairing when Kelvin Kwok, one of our members and a native of Hong Kong, mentioned doing a joint meal. I jumped at the thought. Unfortunately, he's working as we speak on the mainland, and will be unable to join us this year.

At last month's gathering, someone asked "why Chinese?" Clearly Mediterranean marries well with wines from the same region. But, Chinese dining works a bit differently. Beer commonly accompanies meals, spirits such as Brandy, and rice wine.

But, cultures share increasingly. Western wines are more commonly seen on the Chinese table. And, Americans have increased access to good quality traditional Chinese cooking. With wine as a typical accompaniment of our meals, it makes sense to determine explore possible relationships between wine and food in this mode.

I learned how to cook through stir frying, decades ago, and it still is a favorite style of cooking. You'll find a number of dishes that are familiar, but done in a more traditional Chinese approach -- Moo Goo Gai Pan, Beef and Broccoli, Szechuan Beef, Twice Cooked Pork -- are among the dishes that you're likely to find.

Shortly, we'll be putting together stations with wines appropriate to the food. That will help you in your selection of wines to come to our Chinese Feast!

My partner David and I welcome you for a fun evening of pairing and sharing!


Earlier Event: July 20
July Wine and Hors-d'oeuvres Meetup
Later Event: September 21
September Wine & Charcuterie Meetup