One of the best wine dinners I've ever attended to in Salt Lake was the Dutton-Goldfield tasting at Alta Club in March. (Thanks Lori Walls.)
The food was excellent, but what made the evening so memorable was simply the personality of winemaker Dan Goldfield.
Friendly, energetic to the point of intensity, he's a hands-on winemaker who totally catches up his audience in all his passion for wine.
And for everything else. You'll have a chance to experience this yourself at a wine tasting event next Tuesday, July 31, at Pago. Five single-vineyard Dutton-Goldfield wines
will be paired with five local and wild mushroom appetizers from chef Ryan Burnham
and Dan Goldfield will be there to talk about the wonder of wine, Sonoma County, the joys of skiing,
his love of Utah red rock country
and whatever else comes up. Like, wine.
As I said in March,"People have their own terroir, and Goldfield's place is Sonoma." That means his grapes are zinfandel, pinot noir and chardonnay. As you probably know, pinot noir and mushrooms are one of God's own pairings.
The tasting at Alta Club was for members, of course. The event at Pago is public–you'll want to be part of it.
RSVP to owner Scott Evans: firstname.lastname@example.org and have a credit card handy to hold your place. Space is limited. The event is $85.