Aperture Cellars Wine Tasting Dinner at Akbar, Marina del Rey

Oh, Kodachrome, they give us those nice bright colors! (Paul Simon)

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Andy and Jesse Katz, father and son, world famous photographer and renowned Sonoma winemaker- each doing his own thing, but working together to bring a happy ending we can all enjoy, one bottle at a time.  The aperture of a camera lens adjusts the amount of light a photographer has to work with (check out the label on each Aperture bottle, compliments of father Andy). Winemaker Jesse says he is focused on shedding light on what Bordeaux varieties in the cooler pockets of Sonoma County are capable of- that is, letting the terroir speak loud and clear.  According to Decanter Magazine, “Aperture wines are small batch (and sell out quickly), but they are worth searching out, combining as they do the best of the Old and New World, delivering a powerful punch but well sculpted with natural balance…”  With this as a background, we bring you an exceptional opportunity to taste 4 of these outstanding wines that are virtually unavailable except at the winery.  But, we’ll save you a trip to Sonoma.  Akbar’s Owner/Chef Avinash Kapoor has created a delicious menu of gourmet Indian cuisine that will make these wines shine (but not too much light, please).   GWG’s Peter Kerr will discuss Aperture’s history & explore the wine & food pairings.  All the wines will also be available for ordering at great prices.  Join us under the stars (dress warmly) in Akbar’s outdoor patio section for a rare opportunity to enjoy these highly rated & sought after wines.

$85 pp plus tax and gratuity

Welcome Reception- A refreshing bubbly 


Desi Prawn Cocktail: Colossal Shrimp with Chef Avi’s homemade tomato chutney
2020 Aperture Sauvignon Blanc, Bennett Valley, Sonoma (W.E.-94pts.)

 Chicken Tamatter: Chicken in coconut tomato sauce with caramelized onions, serano
2020 Aperture Chenin Blanc, Barrel fermented, North Coast (Jeb Dunnuck-90 pts.)

Chef Avi’s famous Lamb Tikka: Cubes of lamb marinated in exotic Indian spices, tandoori-grilled & served over grilled onions and Aloo masala
2019 Aperture Bordeaux Red Blend, Alexander Valley (W.A.- 95-97 pts.)
2019 Aperture Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley (W.A.- 95-97 pts.)

Important note: COVID-19 vaccinations are highly recommended. Parties of less than 4 guests must be willing to share a table with other guests.

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