The Société Mondiale du Vin ("Mondiale”) is a subgroup of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs dedicated to the enjoyment, knowledge and understanding of fine wines, beers and crafted spirits. Members of the Mondiale must be members in good standing with the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. But not all Chaîne des Rôtisseurs members choose to become members of the Mondiale.
The Mondiale of the Triangle Bailliage holds a few events every year focused on wines, beer, or spirits. These events are often more casual than Chaîne des Rôtisseurs dinners, with an emphasis on wine or crafted beverage education. Consistent with a more casual theme, Mondiale events are occasionally held at members’ houses. These events sometimes take advantage of the personal cellars and collections of members, allowing the Mondiale to taste unusual and hard to find wines and liquors. Other events have occurred at bars and restaurants featuring full meals paired with wines or other beverages, allowing members to explore, compare and contrast different regions and styles of wines and crafted beverages. A non-exhaustive list of recent Triangle Mondiale events includes:
We provided the wines, and Chef Toler prepared a dinner focused solely on Sauternes wines. We explored a set of Sauternes wines with vintages stretching back to 1983
Chevaliers John Neill and John Tan invited the Triangle Bailliage members of Mondiale du Vin a warm welcome into their home for an exploration of the unknown wines of Australia.
The Zardinis have been winemakers in Valpolicella since the early 1900's. For our introduction to the Zardini family, we tasted four of their wines. Their wines are not currently exported to the USA, so this was a unique tasting opportunity.
Our Mondiale members met at Barry and Debra Bernstein's home for a casual evening of cassoulet (and some other treats), paired with a Brunelli Amarone.
We pulled out our Flapper dresses, Gangster suits or Gatsby Garden Party glamour as we explored the many faces of gin.