Club Argaux presents a Pasta Making 101 Masterclass partnered with Melissa Norton (Cucina Melissa), an Italian trained cook who has studied all across Italy to share her lessons on the importance of fresh ingredients and slow food with you.
Everything she makes is handmade. Committed to the old school, artisan Italian techniques she learned when she was studying in Italy, Melissa will be demonstrating her expert tips and tricks on traditional pasta making without a machine. Of course, there will also be wine! A unique selection of Italian wines will be paired / poured alongside the pasta making experience.
Guests will have the hands-on opportunity to learn:
- How to roll 2 different pasta shapes and the history of those shapes
- How to properly knead Southern pasta dough
- Why these shapes are just water and flour, no eggs
- Why to use a high protein flour with water and what it does to the chew of the pasta
- How to hydrate pasta dough and what that means
- How to pair sauces with different pasta shapes
- Introduction to Italian wines and how to pair them with food
You’ll also be taking home fresh pasta recipes, notes, and instructions, along with a cavatelli board to practice the shape they learned. Additional curated items will be available for sale.
**Limited number of tickets available! Preferred price of $125 for Club Argaux members.
Location: Argaux HQ
Date: Wednesday, September 14th, 2022
He’s done it again, folks! It’s incredibly rare to find a wine with significant weight and distinct freshness, but somehow Rougeot found a way and then topped it off with concentrated fruit and textural minerality. Decant for 30 minutes prior to serving.
Organic and biodynamic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, and unfined.
This wine was created to celebrate the birth of Louise, the first born of the 5th generation Delavenne family. This limited edition cuvée (only 50 bottles imported!) is presented in a beautifully decorated gift box.
Organic farming practices, native yeast fermentation, minimum 5 years on the lees, unfined/unfiltered, & only 3,048 bottles produced.
This olive oil is made from 150-year-old, organically-farmed olive trees grown exclusively in the Bolgheri DOC on the Tuscan coast. The olives are hand-harvested and immediately cold pressed to keep the freshness of flavors and nutritional benefits intact.
The Ceralti olive oil is particularly nice on bruschetta or as a marinade for fish or meat.
Joseph Colin comes from Burgundy royalty. His dad is Pierre Colin, his brother is Pierre Yves Colin Morey aka PYCM, and the family owns some of the most sought after vines in the world. Purity is the word to describe Joseph Colin’s wines and this rockstar comes from 20+ year old vines located in Saint-Aubin. It is pure, laser focused and highly allocated. Only 24 bottles available!
Sustainable farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, & unfined/unfiltered.
Club Argaux + (Tier 2) Members this is for you! We’re taking book club to a new level… with each quarter you’ll have the opportunity to join Membership & Education Director, Alyssa for a *free* virtual tasting with your current shipment of wines.
Participants will get the chance to learn about each of their 6 unique and exclusive wines, chat with Alyssa to discuss and answer wine questions (anything goes), and taste through a few of the selections. We may even have a few surprise guests join us…
The first member virtual tasting is happening August 31st, 2022. RSVP below to reserve your spot and a zoom link will be sent to you directly!
Location: Virtual / Zoom
Date: Wednesday, August 31st, 2022
Time: 5:30-6:30pm PT
As you wade in the current, the work week fades to gray. When the line strikes and you begin that delicate dance, there’s no choice but to be in the moment. The refreshing citrus aromas and woodsy notes are like the creek passing through the forest. It’s a West Coast Pale Ale for a West Coast way of life.
“A la reverie” means “in a dream state,” which is the perfect way to describe how we felt the first time we tried this wine with Jean-René. Sure he charmed us with truffle pasta, but the the dreamiest thing about this wine is its ability to hold its own next to strong dishes without feeling heavy. The Syrah gives it oomph while the Grenache weaves it all together with a soft, silky ribbon.
Certified organic farming practices, native yeast fermentation, and only 1,400 cases produced.
BACK TO SCHOOL: Help our Membership and Education Director, Alyssa, study for her upcoming D3 (Diploma) exam! Join us for a Blind Wine Tasting Happy Hour at Argaux HQ on Wednesday, September 28th.
Guests will have the opportunity to taste through a lineup of blind wines featuring classic grape varieties from classic regions. Alyssa will be blinding with you, so she will break down tips and tricks while you explore and taste together.
Location: Argaux HQ
Date: Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
Club Argaux is officially here! Join us for a launch and welcome party on Wednesday, August 24th, to help us kick off our new club. We will have a burger truck and wines on ice waiting for you!
Guests will have the opportunity to taste Club Argaux exclusive wines, mingle with new members and learn more about offerings. For those who have not signed up yet, this will be the time to dive into which Tier may be the best for you. Sign up at the event and you’ll get to take your first shipment home!
Location: Argaux HQ
Date: Wednesday, August 24th, 2022
Time: Doors open at 6:00pm, In-N-Out truck will be serving at 6:30pm!
This is one of the best Italian sparkling wines I’ve had, and by far the best Prosecco. Sorelle Bronca’s wines changed our idea of what everyday Prosecco could be ages ago, but the new Particella 181 is on another level, it’s in a league of its own.
Organic farming practices, hand-harvested, & woman-winemaker.
This is an everyday staple. The palate is lively and crisp, but it isn’t quite as austere as other versions of Chablis. It has a creamy texture which makes it approachable and crowd-pleaser across the board.
Sustainable farming practices (Lutte Raisonnée), native yeast fermentation, and fermented in stainless steel tanks to reflect the perfect typicity of Chablis.
Move over DRC. DDLC has arrived.
The Domaine’s eponymous vineyard offers the prettiest and most ethereal wine of the vintage. Do not, however, mistake its gracefulness as an invitation for early drinking. It is refined, lifted, etched & and one of the most allocated wines in California. Only 3 bottles available!
Organic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, whole cluster vinification, and only 365 cases produced.
Move over DRC. DDLC has arrived.
More than any other vineyard, Bloom’s Field embodies the spirit of the Domaine. It’s lush and complex with a velvety texture that will continue to get better as it ages.
Organic farming practices, native yeast fermentation, whole cluster vinification, & only 647 cases produced.
Ntsiki Biyela was the first female black winemaker in South Africa and has become one of the most influential women in wine worldwide. Her wines have incredible depth and this Bordeaux blend is no exception. It could easily pass for a high class Médoc.
Organic farming practices, hand-harvested, unfined/unfilered, vegan-friendly!
This single vineyard wine comes from Magaña’s oldest parcels, 75 to 90-year-old bushvines in pure limestone, worked entirely by horse.
Sustainable farming practices, native yeast fermentation, whole cluster vinification, and less than 200 cases produced.
Brunello is perhaps the most recognized Italian appellation and Altesino is consistently among the top producers. Their wines never disappoint.
Sustainable farming practices and hand-harvested.
Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini is known as the lady of Sangiovese and 2016 was close to perfect in Brunello di Montalcino. The riserva is produced only in the best years and this vintage is being dubbed one of the greatest in history.
Sustainable farming practices, hand-harvested, and only 1,600 cases produced.
This wine is for a Pinot Noir oenophile.
The ‘Les Champeaux’ premier cru vineyard was planted in 1987 on the northern edge of Gevrey-Chambertin. It’s located high up on the slope with south-east facing exposure which allows for slow and steady ripening. The result is a wine with great purity, structure and incredibly silky tannins.
Biodynamic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, unfined/unfiltered, vegan-friendly, and only 75 cases produced.
This is a team favorite that we had to bring back for the launch of club. It’s bright, fresh, citrus-driven and our gaux-to pairing with sushi or Thai pairing!
Organic farming practices, dry-farmed, hand-harvested, and native yeast fermentation.
With summer fully underway, it’s high time to step up your spritz game and get you prepped for two more months of hot-weather drinking.
Kit Includes: 1 bottle of Liquore delle Sirene Aperitivo Americano Bianco & 1 bottle of NV Loredan Gasparini Prosecco Asolo Superiore Brut. Every kit also includes a placemat (pictured to the left) with 3 cocktail recipes.
*Plus the option to add-on 2 Juliska acrylic tumblers since a summer spritz tastes so much better on the beach, by the pool, or on the patio.
These grapes come from the legendary “Belvedere Vineyard” in the historic Prosecco Superiore area. The winemaking is precise and the result is a clean Prosecco with no addition of sugar. It’s a tart and refreshing glass of bubbles, sans the sugar hangover.
Organic farming practices, native yeast fermentation, and the winery uses 100% renewable energy.
This Sangiovese is powerful and herbal. It’s made by four friends who enjoy drinking this after a long day with pizza or simply some cheese, salami and olives.
Biodynamic/organic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, unfined/unfiltered and vegan-friendly!