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2006 World of Pinot Noir – Seminar on Clones

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The list of Pinot Noir clones seems almost endless – Pommard, Dijon, 667, 777, Calera, Swan, 114, 115, Mt. Eden, Pisoni, 828, 113, etc, etc. What’s the difference between a clone and a selection, and what does that have to do with the final blend of the wine? How are we supposed to make sense of it all? Well, getting answers can be relatively easy – easy that is, when you have an emertius professor from UC Davis leading the discussion panel.

Join us at a 2006 World of Pinot Noir seminar on clones, where we hear from Carole Meredith and a panel of Vanessa Wong, Greg Brewer, Tony Rynders, and Ken Bernards, as they traipse through the myriad of clones available to today’s winegrowers and winemakers.

Moderator:

 Carole Meredith – Lagier Meredith Vineyard: www.lagiermeredith.com

Panelist:

 Greg Brewer – Melville Vineyards and Winery: www.melvillewinery.com
 Ken Bernards – Ancien Wines: www.ancienwines.com
 Vanessa Wong – Peay Vineyards: www.peayvineyards.com
 Tony Rynders – Domaine Serene: www.domaineserene.com

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Burgundy with The Burghound – Part 2

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Owner and author of the quarterly publication “Burghound, Allen Meadows is undoubtedly one of the foremost experts on the wines of Burgundy.  With a passion for Pinot Noir going back some thirty years, Allen has a lot to share.
 
Join us for part two of this two-part series as we talk with Allen Meadows about Burgundy – the wine, and the place, as we get a geography lesson and unmask some of the mysteries about one of the most revered and storied wine regions of France.

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Allen Meadows – Burghound: www.burghound.com

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Burgundy with The Burghound – Part 1

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Allen Meadows is arguably the most followed and well-known enthusiast and reviewer of the wines of Burgundy. Owner and author of the quarterly publication “Burghound,” Allen has been visiting the Burgundy region of France since 1979, when, after finishing graduate school, he decided to “give himself a gift” and travel to Europe. Allen got more than he bargained for, as his early interest turned first to fascination and finally to admiration and love for Pinot Noir and the wines of Burgundy.

Join us for part one of this two-part series, as we talk with Allen Meadows about the beginnings of his passion for ‘the heartbreak grape,’ and hear what he feels it takes to make a good Pinot Noir or Burgundy. Consider this a pre-requisite for Part 2.

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Allen Meadows – Burghound: www.burghound.com

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2006 Hospice du Rhone – Part 6

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Prior to the main events on Friday and Saturday, the winemakers conduct a Syrah Shootout. This is a head-to-head competition between winemakers, with winemakers/producers participating in a blind tasting to select the best three Syrahs in the lineup. The prize?  Bragging rights until next year’s event…oh, and a plaid (some might say gauche) sportcoat called the Coat du Rhône, plus a pseudo-trophy of a small wooden barrel with a plaque.

The tasting included 50 bottles of various Syrahs, all bagged and numbered. Winemakers and producers were asked to taste through the wines, pick their top three and turn in their scoring to HdR personnel. This year’s winner was McCrea Cellars of Washington State, unseating two-time winner Jeff Cohen.

Join us for interviews including: Chris Cherry of Villa Creek, Susan Neel from McCrea Cellars, and a philosophical Jeff Cohen.

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Chris Cherry, Villa Creek: www.villacreek.com
Susan Neel, McCrea Cellars: www.mccreacellars.com
Jeff Cohen, JC Cellars: www.jccellars.com
Jeff is also at Rosenblum Cellars: www.rosenblumcellars.com 

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