2007 Wine & Fire – Part II

Welcome to our video podcast Wine and Fire – Part 2 – Video Show #43.

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We’re back with part 2 of our coverage of the 2007 Sta. Rita Hills annual celebration of wine. Saturday, it was seminar time, complete with a series of mock “trials” where local winemakers and grape growers defend or prosecute their contributions to what ends up in the glass.

Sitting as judge in ceremonial garb was real-life attorney Cathy Pepe, co-owner of Clos Pepe Vineyards. Among the issues on trial: Chardonnay – to oak or not to oak, that is the question; and Pinot Noir – do clones or terroir have the greater effect; and finally, is it the growing conditions or the winemaking the greater influence on the wine.

Join us as we hear from various growers and producers, as well as get a glimpse of some of the marvelous food that will be matched up with local Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Wine and Fire and Santa Rita Hills Wine Growers Alliance: www.staritahills.com

2 Responses to “2007 Wine & Fire – Part II”

  1. 1 Jim Cramer Oct 11th, 2008 at 6:41 am

    Hi, will you be providing the actual seminar later? It sounds like it would be a great one with an excellent panel. Hope so…Jim Cramer

  2. 2 Eric Anderson Oct 11th, 2008 at 1:35 pm


    The short answer to that is we had some technical difficulties. So, I’m not sure if we’ll have it for you.


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