Digital: How to Drink Wine Like a Pro with Peltier Winery Winemakers Susana Rodriguez and Mckensie Smith

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Six Degrees Society Digital Presents Digital: How to Drink Wine Like a Pro with Peltier Winery Winemakers Susana Rodriguez and Mckensie Smith

What's Happening:
Sugar & sulfites are dirty words these days and while you may be able to pass on dessert, giving up that nightly glass (or two-three because, quarantine) is less than desirable. So, let's talk about how and why you should be able to drink your wine guilt free.Taste along with the Winemaker & Assistant Winemaker of Peltier Winery & Vineyards: Susana Rodriguez Vasquez and Mckensie Smith. They'll discuss how to choose wines that won't make you feel like you were hit by a truck the next day and why, along with some ideas for imbibing without feeling deprived. Susy & Mckensie will be tasting through these wines: 2018 Diamond Vermentino, 2018 Diamond Rosé of Pinot Noir, 2017 Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon.

Curated Matches:
Before we get moving, each guest will get two curated 15 minute connections, handpicked just for them based on bios submitted pre-event here: or email with a copy.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
4:30-6:30pm PST/7:30- 9:30pm EST

Via Zoom, link sent morning of

$25 for single ticket
FREE for Six Degrees Society members

About Winemaker Susana Rodriguez: Susana Rodriguez Vasquez was born and raised in the town of Cochabamba, located in the valley region of Bolivia. The daughter of professors, she was raised in the countryside where her love of agriculture was sparked. This led her to Universidad Mayor de San Simon to receive her B.S. in Agriculture. 

Susy made her way to the US on an internship at Cal Poly in organic crops, she then later became a liaison between the winemakers and vineyards for Gallo and soon after discovered her passion for      winemaking. After receiving her Winemaker Certificate from UC Davis Viticulture Department, Susy has spent the last 10 years making her mark as an exceptional winemaker, both at Gallo and Constellation. In 2016 she joined Peltier Winery where she has quickly become a bright and shining star. Susy has an impeccable palate for choosing the right grapes and revels each step of the way in the winemaking process, from crush to glass. Her love for what she does creates a passion that is infectious, making everyone strive to be better.
In her free time, Susy enjoys running, especially during harvest! But more importantly than that she loves RV’ing near the beach with her husband David and two children Faviola and Lukas.

About Peltier Winery: 

Owned and operated by a 4th generation farming family in the heart of the Lodi Appellation, Peltier Winery is driven by the belief that exceptional wine begins in the vineyard. Being Estate Grown, means that our 1,000 acres of vineyard are cultivated to produce the highest quality fruit, allowing the winemaker’s artistry and true characteristics of each varietal to shine.

If you'd like to taste along, Peltier Winery is offering the following:
20% off all Peltier Wines using code SDS20 at or call 209.367.2882
In CA: order by 5/11
Out of CA: order by 5/7
They can ship to the following states: CA, AZ NV, WA, CO, WY, TX, MN, MI, NY, DC, NC, FL

Cancellation Policy: We have a 12 hour cancellation policy for our events. Please cancel directly in the app, otherwise you will not receive a refund. For members, please note that a no-show or cancellation (less than 12 hours before an event) will result in being charged a $12 fee. Remember, last-minute cancellations effect the people you're matched with – we appreciate your cooperation to ensure everyone has the best experience possible!


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