Pinot Noir Showdown: US vs. France

  • Pinot Noir is the heart and soul of Burgundy, France.  The darling of California.  And the pride and joy of Oregon. The styles are quite different, and Pinot lovers tend to pick a side. Take the gang through this FlowTasting and you'll see first hand how they compare. You'll learn why Pinot Noir is the most loved and cursed wine on the planet. You'll discover how the different visions of France and the US translate in the glass.  And you'll taste some great value wines from this notoriously expensive corner of the wine world. 

    Your group will taste 6 wines 'blind', but we'll guide you through the event with an informative card deck, and ranking game.  You'll finish with a group scorecard that reveals which wines the group liked the most.

    Your FlowTasting box will arrive with everything you need to host your event, and clear instructions on how to put it together.  All your guests need are 6 glasses each.  If you'd like to serve food along with your tasting, we provide suggestions for food pairings as well.  

    Your FlowTasting includes:

    6 Curated Pinot Noir Wines
    6 Bottle Sleeves

    Flow Notes (Pinot Noir crash course)
    Food Pairing Ideas
    Printed Wine List

    10 Placemats
    10 Pencils
    Glass Writer Pen

    Group Tasting Deck
    Jelly Beans
    Group Scorecard
    Coming soon! FlowTasting Mobile App: an interactive group tasting experience

    • Here's a sample tasting menu. Note that our selections can change from time to time. How do we choose? We follow three simple rules to ensure the wines in your tasting will always be honest.


      Andrew Rich Prelude Pinot Noir 2013 (Oregon)

      Domaine Camus-Bruchon Bourgogne Rouge 2013 (Burgundy)

      Foxen Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2014 (California)

      Jean Marc Vincent Santenay Rouge Premier Cru ‘Le Passetemps’ 2013 (Burgundy)

      Planet Oregon Pinot Noir 2014 (Oregon)

      Siduri Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2014 (California)