Cakebread Wine Dinner

Speaker: Dennis Cakebread, Chairman And Senior Vice President Of Sales And Marketing
Speaker Dennis Cakebread, Chairman And Senior Vice President Of Sales And Marketing
Dennis Cakebread began his career in the wine business while still in school, when he and his two brothers would help out at the family winery begun by Jack and Dolores Cakebread in 1973. Today, Dennis oversees the sales and marketing initiatives of this now internationally distributed winery, and takes ...

Dennis Cakebread began his career in the wine business while still in school, when he and his two brothers would help out at the family winery begun by Jack and Dolores Cakebread in 1973. Today, Dennis oversees the sales and marketing initiatives of this now internationally distributed winery, and takes great pride in the winery’s growth and achievements of the last 40 years.


Having earned an undergraduate degree in accounting from University of California at Berkeley in 1975 and attending graduate school at California State University, East Bay, Dennis worked as a CPA in San Francisco for two years, then as a chief financial officer in banking and financial services for eight years before joining Cakebread Cellars full time in 1987.


Over the last 25+ years, Dennis has been active in many industry issues, particularly direct-to-consumer wine shipping. His efforts helped change the direct-to-consumer laws through a Supreme Court victory, which has led to ground-breaking legislation enabling most consumers in the U.S. to order wines directly from their favorite producers. For Dennis, the lengthy but ultimately rewarding process taught him the value of “patience and persistence, and then more of both.”

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Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Reception: 6:30 p.m.

Dinner: 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $145 (excluding tax & gratuity)

Presented Menu:

Marinated Live Scallop Crudo
"Holy Trinity" Crispy Shallots, Celery Leaves, Shaved Peppers with Sorghum Vinaigrette
Cakebread Cellars, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 2015

 

Strawberry Grouper
Turnip Puree, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Cipollini Onions, Andouille Sausage Emulsion
Cakebread Cellars Two Creeks Vineyards Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 2015

 

Camp Fire Wild Boar Belly
Post Oak Smoked Belly, Ham Hock Baked Field Peas, Covey Rise Baby Carrots with Crispy Leeks
Cakebread Cellars Merlot Napa Valley 2013

 

Snake River Farm Beef Cheek
Dehydrated Sweet Corn Cake, Lima Beans, Rubine Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Poblano Gravy
Mullan Road Cellars Red Blend, Columbia Valley 2014

 

Texas Fig & Cornbread Upside-Down Cake
Bacon Fat & Port Ice Cream
Cakebread Cellars Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 2016

 

The tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE and are ONLY valid for the Cakebread Wine Dinner. They are however, TRANSFERABLE. If you cannot attend, feel free to give your tickets to your neighbor. Please present your ticket / receipt for entry to the event. All sales are final.

 

Organizer Fern Casio 713.522.9711

Tue, Sep. 26, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. US/Central
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