Bottlenotes: Around the World in 80 Sips


On Saturday, July 26th, Bottlenotes held their annual event, Around the World in 80 Sips, at 230 Elm in Southampton. Guests had the pleasure of  tasting wines from a wide range of countries and regions including California, France, Italy, Portugal, New Zealand and more. Discover new favorites and ask the experts questions to boost your knowledge. Delicious, light hors d’oeuvres were served as well chocolate pairings from Brix chocolate. I had the pleasure of attending this event with my husband; it was an exceptional learning experience. We felt as if we were touring through the actual regions where the wines hail from. Upon entry, we each received a tall wine glass commemorating the event!

If you do decide to attend this event, I must recommend the Sherry Lehmann Suite, a special suite where guests have the rare opportunity to taste fine wines from around the world. Limited to only forty people, guests enjoy access to a private suite tasting 25+ world-class wines from Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Italy and California, such as Louis Roederer Cristal, Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, Pichon-Longueville-Lalande, Louis Jadot, Joseph Drouhin, Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils, Domaine Ott, Tignanello, Ceretto, Dominus, Stags Leap Wine Cellars, Chateau Montelena, and other exceptional wines. A selection of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres will be served exclusively in the Sherry Suite, and each person will receive a gift bag. *Please note that the wine selection may change based upon availability. 

The VIP hour begins one hour before regular admission, at 6:30pm instead of 7:30pm. Special VIP hour features include access to the new Club Wine Sisterhood where you can relax, meet and greet fellow wine lovers while sipping the award-winning wines created by the Wine Sisterhood. In addition, you could receive a complimentary photo booth print, a VIP code for 20% off the Wine Sisterhood shop through 2014, and premium food for your tasting pleasure!

If you are interested in purchasing the wine featured at the event, you could do so here.

This event is held annually throughout the year in many cities across the country including Boston, Chicago, Denver, Miami, New York and San Diego. The next one coming up will be in Boston on September 12th and it will be held in New York City on November 7th. For more information and to purchase tickets for future events, please visit and

*Additional photos, including the featured image at the top, are compliments of Guest of a Guest


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