AGENDA

Morning welcome and
introductions

Video Contest Winner

Wine Spectator’s Top 10 of 2016  (Wines #4, #3, and #2)

Wine Star: Alban Estate’s John Alban

Matt Kramer

Chef’s Challenge

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Specially prepared luncheon matched with spectacular wines  from Chianti Classico

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Afternoon introductions

American Pinot Noir

Wine Spectator’s 2016 Wine of the Year

Château Margaux

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Champagne Reception

Grand Award Banquet

 

Saturday, October 21

Morning

   9:15 – 9:30

   9:30 – 9:45

   9:45 – 10:10

   10:10 – 10:25

   10:25 – 10:45

   10:45 – 11:45

Lunch

   11:45 – 1:00


Afternoon

   1:00 – 1:15

   1:15 – 1:45

   1:45 – 2:00

   2:00 – 2:45

Evening

   6:30 –  7:30

   7:30

 

 

*6:30 –7:30 pm is reserved for Complete Weekend Package registrants and VIP ticket holders. 7:30 is the admission time for people who have purchased General Admission Grand Tasting tickets only.

Critics’ Choice Grand Tasting

 

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Welcome and overview of
program

Veuve Clicquot Champagne

Wine Star: Allegrini’s Marilisa Allegrini

Burgundy: Clos Vougeot

Wine Star: Château Montrose’s Mélissa Bouygues

Wine Spectator’s Top 10 of 2016 (Wines #10, #9, and #8)

1977 Vintage Port

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A gourmet meal paired with extraordinary wines from Wine Australia

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Afternoon introductions

Wine Star: Cune’s Victor Urrutia

Wine Spectator’s Top 10 of 2016 (Wines #7, #6, and #5)

Wine Star: Henschke’s Stephen Henschke

Gaja Barbaresco

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Critics’ Choice Grand Tasting

Thursday, October 19

Evening

   6:30* – 10:00

 

Friday, October 20

Morning

   9:00 – 9:15


   9:15 – 9:45

   9:45 – 10:00

   10:00 – 10:30

   10:30 – 10:45

   10:45 – 11:15

   11:15 – 11:45

Lunch

   11:45 – 1:00


Afternoon

   1:00 – 1:15

   1:15 – 1:30

   1:30 – 1:55

   1:55 – 2:10

   2:10 – 2:50

Evening

   6:30* –  10:00