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Great Red Grapes

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March 1, 2018
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm


VCC West, Meeting Room 109
1055 Canada Place
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$75 all-in
Ticket Status: Sold Out

Take a journey through the wine world, exploring some of the great red varieties and blends that define and are defined by their region. Winery principals from around the world will share their insights on the great red grapes that made that premium wine unique.

“Every great wine region thinks their superstar grapes are the best. This seminar offers bottled proof; from Pinot Noir to the Cabernets, Tempranillo to Tannat, producers will pitch their great red grapes in an informative, hands-on taste test.” James Nevison

Moderator: James Nevison, wine writer, The ProvinceHadaGlass
Panelists: see below

Featured grapes, wines, regions and winery principals (starting with the Old World and finishing with the New World):

Lambrusco Salamino: Medici Ermete Concerto Lambrusco Reggiano 2016, Emilia-Romagna, Italy / Ermes Scardova, export manager
Pinot Noir: Domaines Albert Bichot Gevrey-Chambertin 2013, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, FranceDelphine de la Fouchardière, directrice export
Syrah: Vins Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas La Louvée 2014, Rhône, France / Vito Candela, export manager
Nebbiolo: Michele Chiarlo Tortoniano Barolo 2012, Piedmont, Italy Adam Verona, North American brand ambassador
Sangiovese (with 5% Merlot): Rocca delle Macìe Riserva di Fizzano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2013, Tuscany, Italy Sergio Zingarelli, proprietor
Tempranillo: Casale del Giglio Tempranijo Rosso Lazio IGT 2014, Lazio, Italy Paolo Tiefenthaler, winemaker
Monastrell: Bodegas Juan Gil Silver Label (12 Meses) Monastrell 2015, Jumilla, Murcia, Spain Loren Gil, export director/family member
Portuguese Red Blend (25-30 grape varieties): Quinta do Crasto Reserva 2014, Douro, PortugalMiguel Roquette, owner
Pinot Noir: La Crema Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015, Sonoma County, CaliforniaCraig McAllister, head winemaker
Cabernet Franc: Poplar Grove Cabernet Franc 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia / Stefan Arnason, winemaker
Cabernet Sauvignon: Undurraga T.H. (Terroir Hunter) Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Maipo Valley, Chile Matias Barros, marketing director
Malbec: Lamadrid Estate Wines Gran Reserva Malbec 2012, Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina Gabriela Garcia, co-owner
Tannat: Bodega Garzón Single Vineyard Tannat 2015, Garzón, Uruguay / Maria Mele Sosa, brand ambassador

Sponsored by the participating wineries

Wines subject to change


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