Women’s Wine Society July Event

Date & Time

July 22, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Camden’s Dogtown Market
201 W 7th Street
Richmond, VA 23224



July 22nd, 2019 @ 6pm

Camden’s Dogtown Market in Manchester

201 W. 7th Street
Richmond, VA 23224


You do not want to miss our July event!  Chef Jannequin Bennett has created a Portuguese Tasting Dinner specifically for the Women’s Wine Society.  Not only will we be treated to a delicious meal, she has also arranged to have a member of the wine-making family of the Encosta de Serpa wines with us! Catarina Monge, along with her family, own Monge e Filhas-Vinhos de Serpa.  They are a family run and operated vineyard and winery in the Alentejo region of Portugal. As a family, they are not only devoted to producing great tasting, high quality wines but also committed to producing a product that can showcase the beauty of the Alentejo.  Genevlyn Steele, from Dionysus Imports, will be accompanying her and representing the other 3 wines being poured.

Reception begins at 6:00 pm with a glass of bubbly (Quinto Do Encontro Brut Rose,  Dao)  while mingling with other guests and enjoying some crunchy noshes.  The meeting/dinner will begin promptly at 6:30 pm.  We hope to see you there!


Tres receitas de bacalhau

Pasteis de bacalhau – bite sized, lightly fried croquettes of salt cod

Bacalhau a bras – a hash of sorts with salt cod, shredded potatoes, scrambled eggs, onions, garlic, parsley, beautiful olive oil, salt, pepper ad a dash of hot sauce

Salada com bacalhau e grao de bico – salt cod, chickpeas, shaved onions, lemon, olive oil.

paired with Provam Portal Fidalgo Alvarinho Vinho Verde 2017  

Pure Alvarinho from one of the top producers in the Monção and Melgaço sub-region of Vinho Verde, this wine is ripe, full of fresh green and white fruits, and is well structured. There is a zest of minerality going through the palate which adds intensity. 

First course

Açorda Alentejana

Rich chicken stock, fresh  herbs, crusty bread, poached egg

paired with Encostas de Serpa White Alentejo 2017

Produced from the Chardonnay and Arinto varieties, with controlled temperature fermentation finished in French oak barrels. Color golden green, aroma of tropical fruits and peach with obvious toasted notes. Fruity flavor, elegant and with a balanced acidity.

Second course

Rojoes a minhota

Confit pork loin and other cuts, sweet paprika, water chestnuts and crisped pork skin, potatoes

paired with Encostas de Serpa Red Alentejo 2014   

Produced from Syrah, Alicante Bouschet and Touriga Nacional grape varieties. This red blend reveals a bold, full-bodied wine that is perfectly well-balanced. Savory and a little spicy.

Third course

Salted almond cake with doce de leite

Rich almond cake with whipped cream enriched with caramelized milk

paired with Royal Oporto Tawny Douro 

Blended in a consistent way, this fine medium bodied Porto combines the elegance of its fruity flavour with a mellow taste which ageing in oak barrels start providing to the blend. Plump, rich fresh berry and liquorice aromas. Great fruity. Good quality fruit, and a perfect balance.

Member Price:  $58    Guest Price:   $68

We will do our best to provide substitutions for food allergies or meatless diets.  Contact us to discuss these options  @ eventswws@gmail.com BEFORE the registration deadline

 Last day to register is July 17th @ Noon

No refunds or cancellation after the registration deadline. If you must cancel prior to the deadline please email  info@womenswinesociety.org

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Registration closed at noon on 7/17/19. See you at our next event!