CRITICS’ CHOICE
GRAND TASTINGS

Two nights of exceptional wines.

Don’t miss the opportunity to taste 250+ wines from the world’s best wine-growing regions.

Thursday, October 18th
&
Friday October 19th, 2018

 

Weekend Package

The ultimate wine experience
for wine lovers.

Complete package includes:

 

Daytime Seminars Friday & Saturday

 

VIP Critics’ Choice Grand Tasting
Thursday & Friday

 

Wine-Pairing Lunches Friday & Saturday

 

Grand Award Banquet Saturday

 

 

Seminar Program

 

Château Haut-Brion

A vertical tasting from the renowned Bordeaux First Growth.

 

Biondi-Santi

A vertical tasting from the leading estate in Tuscany’s Brunello di Montalcino.

 

Burgundy Grand Cru

Wines from the Corton grand cru vineyard from four of Burgundy’s top producers.

 

Schrader Cellars

Founder Fred Schrader and senior editor James Laube moderate a tasting of six Cabernets from the highly-regarded Beckstoffer To Kalon vineyard in Napa Valley.

 

Wine Stars

● Cristie Kerr, pro golfer and California vintner

● Laura Catena, of Argentina’s Bodegas Catena Zapata

● Priscilla Incisa della Rocchetta, of Tenuta San Guido in Italy’s Bolgheri region, producer of Sassicaia all present an exceptional wine.

● Mark Aubert, of California’s Aubert Wines.

 

Chefs’ Challenge

Great chefs and restaurateurs match food, wine and wits. Four dishes, eight wines – you decide which wines pair best. A weekend favorite!

 

Top 10 Wines of 2017

Taste the most exciting wines released in 2017, as selected by Wine Spectator’s editors.

1. Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2014 (RENÉE ARY)

2. K Syrah Walla Walla Valley Powerline Estate 2014 (CHARLES SMITH)

3. Château Coutet Barsac 2014 (ALINE BALY)

4. Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino 2012 (GIACOMO NERI)

5. Château de St.-Cosme Gigondas 2015 (LOUIS BARRUOL)

6. Domaine Huët Vouvray Demi-Sec Le Mont 2016 (SARAH HWANG)

7. Château Canon-La Gaffelière St.-Emilion 2014 (STEPHAN VON NEIPPERG)

8. Meyer Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014 (STANLEY CHENG)

9. Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Napa Valley 2015 (CLEO PAHLMEYER)

10. Booker Oublié Paso Robles 2014 (ERIC JENSEN)

 

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