Friday Seminar Series
Friday, October 6, 2017, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM | The Beach House, Avila Beach Golf Resort
WINEMAKER SEMINAR SERIES
Join us for a Seminar Series featuring a distinctive panel of winemakers and industry insiders covering in-depth topics focused on sparkling wine production, style, and a look into future trends.
This years seminar topics will include an all-star panel of women in bubbly; a collaborative panel of winemakers, sommeliers, and wine educators discussing the oft overlooked sparkling wines from Germany, England, Spain, and Italy; and finally, an interactive and entertaining Sensory Evaluation and Seminar!
Included in Connoisseur and Weekend VIP Packages/ Ala Carte Price $60 Includes Tastings and Light Snacks.
#1 Women in Sparkling Wine: Madame Cliquot was a pioneer among women in the wine industry, and several generations later, women are still on top in the sparkling wine game. We'll learn from, and get inspired by our all female panel: Tawnya Faulkner, Owner and Winemaker for Le Grande Courtage; Clarissa Nagy, Winemaker for Riverbench Winery; and Sylvie Tannhauser, Sommelier and Certified Champagne Educator.
#2 Beyond Champagne| Celebrating Sparkling Wines from around the world: With so much focus on champagne in the world of sparkling wine, many regions can get overlooked and underdrunk. Learn and discuss the back story on these regions from our distinguished panel while you explore Sekt, Lambrusco, Espumonte, and British Fizz. Speakers: Tawnya Faulkner, Owner and Winemaker for Le Grande Courtage; Clarissa Nagy, Winemaker for Riverbench Winery; Sylvie Tannhauser, Sommelier and Certified Champagne Educator; and Chris Blanchard, Master Sommelier.
#3 Sensory Evaluation & Seminar: Put your knowledge and palate to the test! Think you can taste the difference between a Sekt and a Champagne? Old World versus New World? Amaze yourself as we take you through this interactive and educational tasting!