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Together for the kids…at home over the holidays


As a treasured member of the Mary Ranken Jordan Society, we invite you to join us for a complimentary virtual wine tasting event. 


Sip, smell, and swirl from the comfort of your home during a guided tasting by Advanced Sommelier Wanda Cole-Nicholson of the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. But first, get an update on Ranken Jordan during a Q&A with Dr. Nick Holekamp, Chief Medical Officer.


Date Options:

Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM



Complimentary!  As a valued Mary Ranken Jordan Society member, this is our THANK YOU to you!



The comfort of your home. See below to learn how to access the virtual event.


Tasting Boxes:

Ranken Jordan has partnered with the The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. The Ritz-Carlton has prepared a complimentary wine tasting box, exclusively for friends of Ranken Jordan. Your tasting box will contain 3 wines and food pairings, suitable for 2 guests.  If you have any special dietary requests, please let us know by contacting or 314-872-6512 prior to December 8, 2020 (for December 10 event registrants) or December 15, 2020 (for December 17 event registrants).  We recommend that you refrigerate your box to maintain freshness until the start of the virtual event.


Box Pick Up:

Tasting Boxes will be available for pick up from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM on the day of your event.  You may pick up at the location that you indicated with your RSVP.  If you’d like to make changes to your preferred pick up location, or if you need to make arrangements to pick up at another time, please contact us at or 314-872-6512.


Option 1: Ranken Jordan

11365 Dorsett Road

Maryland Heights MO 63043

Pick up will be stationed at the main entrance to the hospital


Option 2: Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis

100 Carondelet Plaza

St. Louis MO 63105

Pickup will be stationed at the North entrance on Carondelet Plaza.


Serving Recommendations:

Wanda, Advanced Sommelier, recommends keeping the Champagne and Pinot Grigio chilled in the refrigerator until about 20-30 minutes prior to the event time.  Serve the Chianti at room temperature and give it 40 minutes or so to breathe – red wines benefit from aeration.


There are a lot of theories as to which wines correspond with the best glassware. Possibilities are endless however Champagne is best served in Champagne flutes although white wine glasses work very well also. Red wine glasses are the best for the Chianti but any type of wine glass will suffice. Pop the corks and allow to breathe and warm up just a bit as they whites are best served chilled; not super cold. Pour about 3 ounces of each to allow for swirling if you wish. Line up three glasses next to each other so you can compare and contrast between all three. Disclaimer: if you prefer them super cold that’s totally fine too; just no ice. Cheers!


Accessing the Virtual Event:

The Mary Ranken Jordan Society Virtual Wine Tasting event will begin at 7:00 pm on your chosen date.  We recommend that you join us through a device with internet access, but also welcome you to join by phone if you are not able to join through a device.  We recommend logging in 15 minutes prior to the start of the event.  If you have any questions logging in or setting up your device, please contact us prior to the event at 314-872-6512.


Accessing the event using your PC, Tablet, or Smart phone:

  1. Download the Zoom app from the app store on your device, or go to (Please note, we highly recommend downloading the zoom app to access all of the zoom functionality.  You may choose to access this event through the zoom web browser, but you may lose some features that are only available through the app).
  2. Once the app has been downloaded, click “Join a Meeting”.
  3. Enter the meeting passcode: 966 3092 6007 and your name(s).
  4. You will be prompted to enter a meeting passcode.  Please reference your meeting passcode in your email.  If you are unable to access your email, please call 314-872-6512.
  5. Please wait for the meeting host to welcome you into the virtual meeting room.


Accessing the event by phone:

Dial 1 312 626 6799 to access the zoom phone platform.  You will be prompted to enter a meeting ID and passcode.  Enter the information below to get started.  Please mute your line when you are not speaking to reduce background noise.

Meeting ID: 966 3092 6007

Passcode: 6517235


Wanda Cole-Nicholson, Advanced Sommelier, Bio:

In 2006, Wanda was bitten with the “wine bug” and became fascinated with the integration of geography, history, science, and technique in the development of wine and spirits. She has been fortunate to have worked for many world class establishments and institutions including ¡Salpicón!, Kendall College, Triton College, Mercat a la Planxa, NaHa, BR Guest Restaurants and as of recent, Casa Don Alfonso at the Ritz Carlton St. Louis. In addition to Casa Don Alfonso she is an independent wine consultant and educator via her consulting company VinBev and a nursing student. When not working, studying, or raising her twin preschoolers, she enjoys tasting wines from all over the world. Her education includes an Advanced Sommelier Certification from The Court of Master Sommeliers and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri.

Virtual Wine Auction

And don’t forget to check out our virtual wine auction, December 10-24.