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TEXAS 2015

On March 30, 2015, thirty-one of the IPOB wineries gathered in Houston, TX to share their pinot noirs and chardonnays. We were thrilled to bring IPOB to Texas for the first time.

 

DATE

Monday, March 30, 2015.
 

VENUE

The Parador
2021 Binz
(corner of Binz & Almeda)
Houston, Texas 77004

 

SCHEDULE

10am – 11am

Seminar 1

11:30am – 12:30pm

Seminar 2 

1pm – 4pm

Trade & Media Tasting 

6pm – 9pm

Consumer Tasting 

 

RESTAURANT PARTNERS

During the consumer tasting, food was provided by some of Texas’ best restaurants, including:

Backstreet Café
laV Restaurant & Wine Bar
FT33
Mark’s
Pappas Bros Steakhouse
Pass & Provisions
Pax Americana
Sonoma Wine Bar
Underbelly

 

AMBASSADORS

IPOB is proud to partner with some of the best wine programs in Texas. Click here for a list of our Ambassadors.

 

EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

Seminar 1: California’s Next Move

Moderator:

Jon Bonné, Wine Editor, San Francisco Chronicle

Panelists:

Sashi Moorman, Winemaker, Domaine de la Côte / Sandhi Wines
Anthony Filiberti, Winemaker, Knez Winery
Pax Mahle, Winemaker, Wind Gap Wines

Description:

It has been an exhilarating few years for California wine. Where big, intense wines were the norm just a decade ago, today many of the state’s top winemakers are committed to making wines with finesse and clarity of flavor — and nowhere is the change more evident than with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This goes beyond “balance”; it’s a fundamental shift in our wine culture. With success comes responsibility. How will the best producers continue to advance their work? How do we define a modern Californian wine style without simply making comparisons to great Old World benchmarks? How do we deepen our understanding of the reality (rather than the artifice) of California’s terroir? Writer and critic Jon Bonné led the seminar as the panelists considered these questions.

Tickets:

$115 per person. Advance ticket purchase required. 

 

Seminar 2: To Stem or Not to Stem? 

Moderator:

Jon Bonné, Wine Editor, San Francisco Chronicle

Panelists:

John Raytek, Owner/Winemaker, Ceritas
Ross Cobb, Winemaker, Cobb Wines
Jason Drew, Owner/Winemaker, Drew Family Cellars

Description:

Few topics in Pinot Noir are as mysterious, or as controversial, as whole-cluster fermentation — leaving grapes on their stems. It was a traditional form of winemaking until the advent of the destemmer in the 20th century, and many winemakers today swear by it, both in Burgundy (Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine Dujac, etc.) and California. Others think it’s insanity to make stems part of your winemaking.

Both the science behind whole cluster and the reasons for employing it are complex, and have as much to do with a modern view of farming as with matters of taste. We tasted wines made by IPOB winemakers with varying degrees of whole-cluster inclusion, discussed the science and why they made the decisions they did, and considered whether it showcases or hides a wine’s sense of place.

Tickets:

$115 per person. Advance ticket purchase required.

 

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 with bites provided by top Texas restaurants. 

Tickets:

$115 per person. Advance ticket purchase required. 

 

PARTICIPATING WINERIES:

Au Bon Climat Winery
Big Basin Vineyards
Ceritas
Chanin Wine Company
Cobb Wines
Copain Wine Cellars
Domaine de la Côte
Drew Family Cellars
Failla
Flowers Vineyard and Winery
Hanzell Vineyards
Hirsch Vineyards
Knez Winery
LaRue Wines
LIOCO
Liquid Farm
Littorai Wines
LUTUM
Matthiasson Family Vineyards
Mindego Ridge
Mount Eden Vineyards
Native9 Wines
The Ojai Vineyard
Peay Vineyards
Red Car
Sandhi Wines
Twomey Cellars
Tyler Winery
Varner
Wenzlau Vineyard
Wind Gap Wines

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