Wine Seminar: Secrets of the Somms: Blind Tasting of Red Wines (WS1)

September 24, 2014 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm

La Fonda Hotel

Match palates and wits with three of the country's top Master Sommeliers -- Emily Wines, Tim Gaiser and Joe Spellman -- as you taste a flight of eight mystery red wines in a blind tasting. The Sommeliers will share their secrets of how to detect varietal, region and vintage and ask the guests to deduct each wines origin in a family feud format. Get up on stage and take the mic!

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  Wine Seminar: Family of Pinot Paired With Cheese With Laura Werlin (WS2)
Wine Seminar: Family of Pinot Paired With Cheese With Laura Werlin (WS2)

September 24, 2014 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

La Fonda Hotel

In wine-speak, when you hear “pinot,” you probably think of Pinot Noir. But there’s more to the pinot world than that. Join cheese author Laura Werlin and Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser as they take you on a cheese and pinot pairing journey with Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir Vin Gris, Pinot Meunier, Rosé Champagne and Pinot Noir, all with mind-blowing cheese companions. After this, you’ll likely never look at the word “pinot” the same way again.

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Wine Seminar: Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon AVA Masterclass (WS3)

September 25, 2014 | 11:00am - 12:00pm

La Fonda Hotel

Four of Napa’s top producers will each pour a 2009 Cabernet from their unique American Viticultural Area (AVA)­—René Schlatter from Merryvale (St. Helena), Aaron Crespin from Pine Ridge (Stag's Leap), Jerry Baker from Ladera (Howell Mountain) and Daniel Vu from Heitz Wine Cellars (Rutherford). Learn the unique characteristics from each of these Napa AVAs. A second flight (poured blind) will feature a 2007 Cabernet from each producer's AVA and guest's can use their new found knowledge to pick out which wine is from which AVA.

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Wine Seminar: California Dreamin' - Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (WS4)

September 25, 2014 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm

La Fonda Hotel

Kistler Vineyards, Martinelli Winery and Flowers represent three of the top names in Pinot Noir in North America. Join Master of Wine Geoff Labitzke from Kistler Vineyards, Regina Martinelli from Martinelli Winery and Greg Miller from Flowers Vineyard and Winery as each share three Pinot Noirs from their unique vineyards on the Sonoma Coast. A California Pinot lover's dream come true!

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Wine Seminar: Three Faces of Tempranillo (WS5)

September 25, 2014 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm

La Fonda Hotel

Rioja has been making classic wines from Tempranillo for centuries and is now joined by the Ribera del Duero region and the up and coming Toro region. Wines from top producers - Marques de Caceres, Numanthia, Ontanon, Palacios Remondo and Artadi -- highlight the three regions' unique and varied expressions of Tempranillo.

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  Wine Seminar: A Sparkling Odyssey, History of Gruet from France to USA (WS6)
Wine Seminar: A Sparkling Odyssey, History of Gruet from France to USA (WS6)

September 26, 2014 | 10:00am - 11:00am

La Fonda Hotel

For the past 25 years, one of the most honored and respected sparkling wines is produced here in New Mexico. The Gruet Family has been producing great Champagne in France for years. Experience the comparison between their Champagne and their New Mexico bubbles with Laurent Gruet and his family.

Ticket Price: $85.00

 
Wine Seminar: Malbec With an Altitude (WS7)

September 26, 2014 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm

La Fonda Hotel

Randle Johnson, Chief Consulting Winemaker of Colomé Estate, the oldest winery in Argentina, will pour four single vineyard Malbecs from the highest elevation vineyards in the world -- La Brava Vineyard (5700 ft.), Colomé Vineyard (7500 ft.), El Arenal Vineyard (8500 ft.), Altura Maxima Vineyard (9500 ft.) -- and Colomé Estate Malbec (a blend of three vineyards) and Colome Reserva Malbec – 150 year old-vine Malbec. Four of these six wines are unavailable in the U.S.

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  Wine Seminar: The Crus of Barolo (WS8)
Wine Seminar: The Crus of Barolo (WS8)

September 26, 2014 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

La Fonda

The Barolo commune of Piedmont has five primary villages with unique terroirs that transfer to the Nebbiolo grape's unique expressions. Explore these Crus of Barolo with Willem Johnson from Empson USA (Einaudi and Conterno Fantino), Damian Kanser of Vias and Luciano Brussolo (Damilano) and Barb Wedig of Winebow (Ceretto Bricco Roche). Barolos from all five villages of La Morra, Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga D'Alba and Montforte D'Alba will be explored.

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