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Earle Baum Center announces community partnership

September 17, 2021

Earle Baum Center, a nonprofit serving people with sight loss and people who are blind in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino counties, announces today a community partnership and special event with Notre Vue Estate. On September 18, food and beverage expert, Dr. Hoby Wedler, Winemaker Alex Holman and Chef Didier Ageorges, Pascaline’s Executive Chef, present a curated sensory food and wine pairing experience with newly released wines and a delightful dinner. A percentage of proceeds from the event will be donated to the Earle Baum Center.

Event Details:

The evening will begin with a blindfolded wine tasting experience as Dr. Wedler guides the guests through a 45-minute pairing with aromas taking senses to new heights. Newly released wines from Notre Vue Estate will be featured. These three experts will be collaborating as a team to create an unforgettable sensory experience. 

Dr. Wedler is a food and beverage expert (and Earle Baum Center board chair), who was born blind and holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from UC Davis. He has trained wine staff at The French Laundry and Francis Ford Coppola Winery. Among other accolades, Dr. Wedler was named a leader in the food and drink industry by Forbes Media; President Barack Obama called him a “Champion of Change.”

Chef Didier Ageorges will prepare a farm to table dinner, which will include Moroccan Spiced Tiger Shrimp, Chardonnay Poached Pears, Pan-seared Pacific Salmon and Beef Roulade, accompanying newly released wines from Notre Vue Estate. 

Alex Holman, Winemaker for Notre Vue Estate, started his career as an analytical chemist. He recognized his passion for the craft of winemaking and farming. He is proud to have worked in every AVA in Sonoma County and feels the diversity of Notre Vue Estate’s terroir and grape varieties is second to none. Alex is very passionate about combining innovation with traditional practices as well as nurturing the marriage between science and art. 

Event Information:

Saturday, September 18, 2021, 5-9 p.m. at Notre Vue Estates, 11010 Estate Lane, Windsor, CA.

To register for the event visit: Cost: $155 + $7.02 fee

Please note: No Refunds once tickets are purchased. A percentage of proceeds to be donated to Earle Baum Center. Promo Code: NVCLUB

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About Earle Baum Center

Earle Baum Center is a Santa Rosa nonprofit celebrating 21 years serving people with sight loss and people who are blind in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino counties by improving their personal, social, and economic lives. Earle Baum Center is an innovative community learning hub and support resource for people who are living with sight loss or are newly experiencing sight loss. People served by EBC, and their families regain confidence, master new skills, and engage with technology and others to make vital, lifelong connections to lead happy, safe, productive lives. 

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