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TERRIFIC TASTINGS

Presented by OMJCC/National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance.

Let us deliver goodies to your door, then join James Sokol for a live, online discussion & guided tastings with our special guests.


Terrific Tastings: Benevolent Brownies & Blondies: Sunday, January 24, 2021 from 4 - 5:30 pm (EST) on zoom

Grab a cup of coffee/tea, a glass of red wine, maybe a flute of champagne and come do “research” (wink, wink) for a dessert to serve for your upcoming distanced Super Bowl party, Valentine’s Day dinner, other festivities, or any day of the week!

Or, forget the research altogether and just join Culinary Host James Sokol as he “zooms” you to meet Greyston Bakery leadership team members Sara Westbrook and Sunitha Malieckal. Learn more about Greyston’s interesting story & inspiring community impact, get insights into their product & business development, and – of course – take a guided tasting of their brownies & blondies!

Eat brownies; change lives!

The Brownies & Blondies:

Greyston brownies are known for their superior taste and pure, quality ingredients. Because of their belief that purity and freshness of food marks the highest standard, all products are made without preservatives; everything is baked from scratch. The brownies have no artificial preservatives, flavors, sweeteners, or hydrogenated fats; they are certified kosher and are made in a verified peanut-free facility.

The Tasting Collections:

PLEASE NOTE: Tasting Collections sales end on Sun, Jan 10th, but early ordering helps us in planning!

The Indulgent Eight ($43*): 8 (2.5oz) brownies in a combination of 5 flavors: Chocolate Fudge, Brown Sugar Blondie, Snickerdoodle Blondie, Vegan Chocolate Fudge & Vegan Cinnamon Roll Blondie. Includes a discounted Online Tasting Experience ticket for one device on Zoom, plus packing & shipping.

A Dozen Reasons to Smile ($50*): 12 (2.5oz) brownies in a combination of 4 flavors: Chocolate Fudge, Brown Sugar Blondie, Snickerdoodle Blondie, and Vegan Fudge Brownie (does not include Vegan Cinnamon Roll Blondie). Includes a discounted Online Tasting Experience ticket for one device on Zoom, plus packing & shipping.

Vegan Delight ($43*): 8 (2.5oz) brownies in a combination of 2 flavors: Vegan Fudge Brownie and the new Vegan Cinnamon Roll Blondie is an unforgettable treat. Includes a discounted Online Tasting Experience ticket for one device on Zoom, plus packing & shipping.

Share-the-Love Tasting-Only Ticket ($15): Would you like to share a brownie collection with others? Get a friend, neighbor or someone fun (re: irritating people are not allowed) and split the cost of the collection, then purchase extra Tasting Experience-only tickets for as many devices as are needed.

 

The Tasting Collections & *Ticket Notes:

*All Tasting Collections include the brownies & blondies (as listed above), a discounted Online Tasting Experience ticket for one device on Zoom, packing & shipping.

Tasting Collection sales end on Sun, Jan 10th to allow ample time for packing & shipping. Online Tasting Experience Ticket-Only sales end on Thu, Jan 21.

All Tasting Collections will be sent after Jan 10th, but in time for the tasting event.

 
Products can be shipped only to home or office addresses in the continental US. Shipping to PO boxes is not available.
 

Terrific Tastings: Bubbles & Bites – Part I (Sparkling & Cherries/Chocolates) on Sunday, February 14th from 5 to 6:15pm (EST) on Zoom

Let our curated collection of treats be delivered right to your door then join culinary host James Sokol for the first in a special trio-series of tastings – Bubbles & Bites – each featuring a different sparkling wine from an award-winning vintner and a perfect food pairing.

Join in one, two or all three tastings. Order only the "bubbles," only the "bites," or both -- whatever strikes your fancy! What better day to launch this than on Valentine’s Day?!! Other Bubble & Bites take place on Feb 28 (sparkling & cheeses) & March 7 (sparkling & chips).

Background on the “Bubbles”

In 1965, on a historic California property, the Schramsberg winery was revived and began producing world-class sparkling wines, launched with their signature Blanc de Blancs – the first commercial use of Chardonnay in American sparkling wine. Meet Tom Scott, Schramsberg’s Wine Educator, to learn about this pioneering and award-winning winery: understand their environmental practices and the labor-intensive process of making sparkling wines: enjoy a tasting of their Brut Rose' - the perfect sparkling for Valentine's - as Tom explains its signature characteristics.

Background on the “Bites”

In 1988 in Prosser, WA, Pam Montgomery realized that natural sugars were enough to preserve fresh, tree-ripened sweet cherries: no extra sugar nor preservatives were needed. This visionary went on to create Chukar Cherries – the premiere dried cherry producer of the Pacific Northwest – which offers a mouth-watering array of plain and premium chocolate-covered dried cherries as well as a plethora of other cherry-based treats. Meet this quality-driven trailblazer and learn about four “bites” that she has chosen specifically to pair with our “bubbles.”

Come for the “bubbles & bites”: stay for the fun!

NB: To allow for packing & shipping, “Collection” tickets (including bubbles and/or bite) are available through Sun, Jan 31st. However, please order early to help in planning!

 

Terrific Tastings: Bubbles & Bites – Part II (Sparkling & Cheeses) on Sunday, February 28 from 5-6:15pm (EST) on Zoom

Let our curated collection of treats be delivered right to your door, then join culinary host James Sokol for the second event in our special trio-series of tastings - Bubbles & Bites – each featuring a different sparkling wine from an award-winning vintner and a perfect food pairing.

Background on the “Bubbles”

In 1965, on a historic California property, the Schramsberg winery was revived and began producing world-class sparkling wines, launched with their signature Blanc de Blancs – the first commercial use of Chardonnay in American sparkling wine. Meet Schramsberg’s Wine Educator Tom Scott and enjoy a tasting of their Blanc de Blancs as Tom explains its signature characteristics and various pairing options.

Background on the “Bites”

Stepladder farm & creamery makes small-batch cheeses with milk from its herd of LaMancha goats and from cow's milk sourced locally from the dairy science program at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. The result is delicious, world-class cheeses made in a healthy, sustainable environment for their animals. Meet Herd Assistant Whitney Buswell to learn about the farm & creamery and enjoy a guided tasting of six of their aged cheeses. A special guest from Stepladder will join us as well.

Come for the “bubbles & bites”: stay for the fun!

NB: To allow for packing & shipping, “Collection” tickets (including bubbles and/or bite) are available through Sun, Feb 14th. However, please order early to help in planning!

Click here to view the tasting collections and tickets.  A percentage of each ticket sale supports the Albany JCC. 

Terrific Tastings: Bubbles & Bites – Part III (Sparkling & Chips) on Sunday, March 7th from 5-6:15pm (EST) on Zoom

Background on the “Bubbles”

In 1965, on a historic California property, the Schramsberg winery was revived and began producing world-class sparkling wines, launched with their signature Blanc de Blancs – the first commercial use of Chardonnay in American sparkling wine. Meet Schramsberg’s Wine Educator Tom Scott and enjoy a tasting of their Blanc de Noirs as Tom explains its signature characteristics and various pairing options.

Background on the “Bites”

In 2002, certified executive chef Brian Roth opened St. Louis' first gastro-pub, The Billy Goat Restaurant & Bar where, from day one, potato chips were served. Quickly becoming a signature item, the potato chips’ popularity demanded special attention and guided Brian on the path to opening The Billy Goat Chip Company in 2009. He compares the team's commitment to quality to the stubbornness of a billy goat, which is needed to make “simply the best chip you’ll ever have!” Meet this chef who will discuss his journey and lead a guided chip tasting.

Come for the “bubbles & bites”: stay for the fun!

NB: To allow for packing & shipping, “Collection” tickets (including bubbles and/or bite) are available through Sun, Feb 21st. However, please order early to help in planning!

Click here to view the tasting collections and tickets.  A percentage of each ticket sale supports the Albany JCC. 

 

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