Taste of Spring: A Virtual Wine Tasting with Doug Frost

Doug Frost
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Zoom Virtual Event

Ticketed Zoom virtual event, registration $85 (includes packaged wine and food for two people)

Presented by the Friends of the Rockhurst University Library


You are invited to an evening with Doug Frost, local Kansas City author and one of only four people in the world to have achieved the remarkable distinctions of Master Sommelier and Master of Wine. He has written three books: Uncorking Wine, On Wine, and the Far From Ordinary Spanish Wine Buying Guide, now in its third edition. Doug will be sharing with us his favorite picks for the flavors and season of spring. This Kansas native has never been accused of being a wine snob. Instead, he shares how your preference is the only one that matters. Registered participants will be instructed to pick up their ‘tasting kits’ in person (they will not be mailed) in a specified and convenient block of time at Mike’s Wine and Spirits at 1110 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri, on March 10. Each tasting kit includes three half bottles of wines to taste paired with three specially prepared “fresh bites,” by Rockhurst University’s Executive Chef, Stephen Pfiffner. Additional proceeds from the event ticket sales are charitable contributions to benefit the Rockhurst University Library. 


2019 Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio 'Dolomiti' – The crisp tangy wines so typical of Italian Pinot Grigio reach a high expression in the hands of Alois Lageder; here the wine is as bracing and fresh as a cold Pinot Grigio grape picked off a morning vine.

Food Pairing: Chili-fired mango shrimp with spring salad mix served with Citrus Flake salt and crostini.

2018 Fèlsina Chianti Classico 'Berardenga' – a thousand-year-old property, Félsina is planted to a wealth of ancient and important Sangiovese clones, offering complexity and longevity.

Food Pairing: Stuffed chicken bomb and assorted cured meats, dried fruit and breads.

2018 Catena Malbec – Malbec has been grown in Argentina for over a century and wine for far longer. But Dr. Nicolás Catena has to be considered the Father of Modern Argentine wine, modernizing the industry over the last half century and bringing the Malbec grape to prominence.

Food Pairing: Chocolate cake with raspberry infused ganache, blackberry ribbon cheesecake, chocolate covered strawberry