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SAN FRANCISCO 2014

On March 10, 2014, the thirty-one wineries of IPOB gathered in San Francisco to share their pinot noirs and chardonnays. This year we held two seminars in addition to the tasting. Click here for a list of participating wineries.

 

DATE

Monday, March 10, 2014

 

VENUE

Bluxome Street Winery

53 Bluxome Street

(Between 4th and 5th Streets)

San Francisco, CA

 

SCHEDULE

10am – 11am

Seminar 1: Vine Age

11:30am – 12:30pm

Seminar 2: Defining Ripeness in Pinot Noir 

1pm – 4pm

Trade & Media Tasting 

6pm – 9pm

Consumer Tasting 

 

EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

Seminar 1 – Vine Age

Moderator:

Alder Yarrow, wine writer, Vinography.com

Panelists:

Michael McNeill, Winemaker, Hanzell; Steve Matthiasson, Winemaker, Matthiasson; Adam Tolmach, Winemaker, Ojai; Pax Mahle, Winemaker, Wind Gap

Description:

Does vine age matter? Wine professionals debate the relative merits of old vs. young vines, and whether vine age makes a difference in the quality of a wine. What exactly constitutes an “old” vine? How does vine age effect viticultural and winemaking decisions, terroir expression, clonal expression, ageabilty and the overall quality of pinot noir and chardonnay? Moderator Alder Yarrow will address these questions, accompanied by a panel of IPOB winemakers. Attendees will taste through a selection of pinot noirs and chardonnays chosen to highlight the complex question of vine age.

 

Tickets:

$95 per person. Advance ticket purchase required. 

Seminar 2 - Defining Ripeness in Pinot Noir

Moderator:

Dr. Jamie Goode, wine writer, Wineanorak.com

Panelists:

Josh Jensen, Winemaker, Calera; Wells Guthrie, Winemaker, Copain; Katy Wilson, Winemaker, LaRue; Justin Willett, Winemaker, Tyler

Description:

Ripeness is one of the great debates in the wine world today. Is ripeness entirely subjective or can it be quantified with scientific measures such as alcohol percentages and pH? The question of what is ripe has become one of the most controversial and divisive questions amongst winemakers, wine critics and consumers. Moderator Dr. Jamie Goode will take on this thorny topic, together with wine writer Jordan MacKay and a panel of IPOB winemakers. A selection of pinot noirs will be poured to accompany the discussion.

Tickets:

$95 per person. Advance ticket purchase required.

Trade & Media Tasting

Description:

Walk-around tasting featuring pinot noir and chardonnay from IPOB’s thirty-one member wineries. 

Tickets:

Open to members of the press, wine buyers and sommeliers, by invitation only. Invites to be sent out November 14. Please email us at info@inpursuitofbalance.com in case of questions. 

Consumer Tasting

Description:

Walk-around tasting featuring pinot noir and chardonnay from IPOB’s thirty-one member wineries. 

Tickets:

Advance ticket purchase required. 

 

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