You couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful evening last night, May 18th, as nearly 50 Xenophon folk gathered at the Wine Thieves in Lafayette for a wonderful wine tasting experience. The temperature was just right and there was no wind. Wine Thieves opened in 1999, and over the course of the years, Jim Meyers, the owner, grew the shop into the successful business that is today. Jim’s focus is to provide unique wines from around the world at an affordable cost, and prides himself on exceptional customer service. Jim graciously opened his downstairs room and patio area just for Xenophon, arranging with several of his distributors to come and pour. There were over 18 wines to be tasted, representing wineries from New Zealand, Austria, Chile, Slovenia, Italy, and France. Closer to home were great varietals from Paso Robles, Santa Lucia Highlands, Sonoma, and of course, the Napa Valley. To round out the experience, Diablo Foods provided artisan cheeses and gourmet crackers, augmented by nuts and other noshes. Whether it was comparing the fruitful notes of the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, or sharing stories from the center, there was delightful conversation to be had at every tasting table and bench.
A big thank you goes out to Jim Meyers for providing Xenophon with this great opportunity. Jim will be donating a percentage of the wine sales from the evening to Xenophon. Please check out his shop, https://www.winethieves.com, or consider joining one of his wine clubs. Jim often puts on wonderful tasting events for his club members. Thank you, also, to Connie Collier and Diablo Foods for helping us with the food.
If you missed this fun social event, hopefully we will have the opportunity to partner with Jim again in the future.