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Rethinking Food & Wine Pairing

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A lot has changed in pairing wine and food. We find ourselves living with globally evolving foods and more variety in wine than ever before. Join Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein, author of the acclaimed books Perfect Pairings and Daring Pairings, as he unpacks this new thinking over the span of a working lunch. Following Rethinking Food & Wine Pairing, Filippo Bartolotta will provide his keynote address: 3,000 vs 30. That is, 3,000 years of Italian winemaking vs. 30 years of…

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Principals Welcome Lunch, presented by Hillebrand Gori

February 29 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Join the 149 participating winery principals at this kick-off to the first tasting room session. Get a first taste of select wines from the room while catching up with colleagues from around the world. Then take a seat at the long tables to enjoy a delectable buffet-style menu created by VCC’s Executive Chef Nandakishore Rangan. Wines will be grouped alphabetically by wine agency. Presented by Hillebrand Gori Menu: Pre-set salad family style: Roasted squash salad, baby kale, pecorino, cranberry, sunflower…

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Celebrating Excellence: 20th Annual Awards Lunch Featuring Italy

March 1 @ 11:15 am - 1:15 pm

This year’s annual awards lunch will feature exciting wines from Italy intended to capture the attention of sommeliers and trade wine buyers. The awards ceremony includes the presentation of the Wine Program Excellence Awards, Sommelier of the Year, Terry Threlfall Scholarship, and Spirited Industry Professional. Presented by ContainerWorld Sponsored by the participating wineries Featured wines: Gruppo Martellozzo Pura Terra Prosecco DOC NV Cantine Leonardo Losito Falanghina 2022 Azienda Agricola Bocale di Valentini Trebbiano Spoletino DOC 2021 Villa Sandi Borgo Conventi…

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