Need an excuse to visit California’s magnificent Central Coast (not that you need one)? Then join me at this match-up of California chardonnay and stellar Wisconsin cheeses at the 2015 Chardonnay Symposium in Pismo Beach, California. This seminar is sure to be pretty spectacular given the fact the winemakers of some of the Golden State’s most iconic wines will be joining me on this panel to educate the group about their wines, lead them in a tasting, and weigh in on my specially-selected pairings. If you love the golden grape, then this entire weekend is for you.
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The Chardonnay Symposium
Food and Wine Classic at Aspen
Taking place in one of the country’s most stunning locations, the 33rd annual Food & Wine Classic at Aspen will bring just as many bells, whistles, and famous chefs as every year before. This year, I will be presenting two seminars:
On Friday (and again on Saturday), I’ll be teaming up with Food and Wine’s resident wine expert and senior wine editor, Megan Krigbaum, to present Spanish cheeses, Spanish wines. Megan tastes hundreds of wines a month, just as I do cheeses, so we’ve picked our favorites from the Iberian peninsula areas to present for this very special seminar. Don’t forget your passport! Friday, June 19th, 3:45 – 4:30p and Saturday, June 20th, 3:45 – 4:30p.
On my own, I’ll be leading one of the most happy-making seminars of any kind: American Cheeses and American Wines. I’ve selected far-flung and absolutely delicious American cheeses – ones most people probably haven’t heard of because they’re only sold regionally – and I’m bringing in incredibly special American (and small-production) wines to go with them. Friday, June 19th, 10 – 10:45, Saturday, June 20th, 10 - 10:45
Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta
Wine? Chile? Santa Fe? How much more is there to say about this spectacular event? This unique celebration of all that's good in life is celebrating its 25th year, and not surprisingly, with each year, the event gets more popular. This will be my eleventh year as a presenter, and even though there's no such saying, "elevent times is the charm," the fact is, I love this event so much that, well, I keep thinking practice will make perfect. The content of my seminars haven’t hasn’t been decided yet, but as soon they are, you’ll be among the first to know. Stay tuned.