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NEW YORK 2015

On February 23, 2015, the thirty-three wineries of IPOB gathered in New York City to share their pinot noirs and chardonnays. Click here for a list of our member wineries.
 

DATE

Monday, February 23, 2015

 

VENUE

Three Sixty
10 Desbrosses Street, 11th floor
(Between Hudson & Greenwich Streets)
New York, NY

 

SCHEDULE

10am – 11am

Seminar 1

11:30am – 1pm

Keynote & Seminar 2

1pm – 4pm

Trade & Media Tasting 

6pm – 9pm

Consumer Tasting 

 

EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

Seminar 1: Acidity, Alcohol and Aging

Moderator:

Levi Dalton, Host of I’ll Drink to That

Panelists:

Josh Jensen, Winemaker, Calera Wine Company
Ted Lemon, Owner/Winemaker, Littorai Wines
Jeffrey Patterson, Winemaker, Mount Eden Vineyards

Description:

A restrained approach to winemaking is sometimes characterized by commentators as something new, a trend of the moment. Some critics have even argued that “food wines” are destined to fail and be rejected over time. To explore the potential longevity of balanced winemaking and balanced wines, we welcome three experienced practitioners of the American Pinot Noir craft to share mature wines from their cellars. Ted Lemon of Littorai, Josh Jensen of Calera, and Jeffrey Patterson of Mount Eden Vineyards each bring decades of winemaking insight to the panel. As we taste their wines we will discuss what age ability in wine is based upon, taking our cues from the wines in the glass and the experiences of the people who raised those wines. Click here for a list of wines to be poured.

Tickets:

$125 per person. Advance ticket purchase required. 

 

Seminar 2: Getting It Right: Triumphs and Failures in the Pursuit of Balance

Moderator:

Ray Isle, Senior Wine Editor, Food & Wine Magazine

Panelists:

Bradley Brown, Winemaker, Big Basin Vineyards
Jamie Kutch, Owner, Kutch Wines
Andy Peay, Proprietor, Peay Vineyards
Raj Vaidya, Head Sommelier, Restaurant Daniel

Description:

Great wines are the result of thousands of farming and winemaking decisions. Questions of fruit source, irrigation, pruning, canopy management, pick date, stem inclusion, extraction, fermentation vessel and oak all come into play. Yet not every decision yields the results a winemaker was hoping for or expecting, and some vintages may pose unique challenges that thwart the production of balanced wine, regardless of the skill and experience of the winemaker. In this seminar, each winemaker will present a pair of wines that express their thinking about the challenges of creating balanced wine. One wine will demonstrate where they think they missed the mark, and one where the think they nailed it. Click here for a list of wines to be poured.

Tickets:

$125 per person. Advance ticket purchase required.

 

Keynote Address:

Speaker:

Ted Lemon, Owner/Winemaker, Littorai Wines

Description:

American Wine: how history, culture and finance influence what goes in the bottle 

Tickets:

Included with the purchase of a Seminar 2 ticket. 

 

Trade & Media Tasting

Description:

Walk-around tasting. 

Tickets:

Open to members of the press, wine buyers and sommeliers by invitation only. Invites to be sent out in early 2015. 

 

Consumer Tasting

Description:

Walk-around tasting. 

Tickets:

$125 per person. Advance ticket purchase required. 

 

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