25 February, 2012

Prepare to be seduced. - Information about today's (2/25) Pinot Noir Summit

Affairs of the Vine produces an annual summit highlighting that mercurial delight, Pinot Noir.  If you love Pinot and you are reading this without a ticket in hand, you can click here to see if tickets are still available. 

While the Grand Tasting is  amazing, my favorite portion is the actual summit.  Here many examples of Pinot Noir are amassed, disguised in color coded wrappers and we are set loose upon them like quiet,but hungry wine wolves.

Okay, maybe just me.  

But it is super fun to be able to try so many different examples blind.  I am always surprised and delighted with my new discoveries.  Affairs of the Vine empress  evangelist, Barbara Drady,  runs a meticulously wonderful event where you can relax and be charmed by all things Pinot Noir.

The whole agenda is here:
Pinot Noir Showdown ~ A Blind Tasting
1:30-4:00 PM 
Pinot Noir Workshops
4:15-5:15 PM 
Sparkling Wine Tasting
5:30-6:00 PM - 
Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony
6:00 -8:30 PM 

You can get tickets for just the evening tasting if that is all your schedule will allow.  The Bay Area's favorite meteorologist and celebrated wine aficionado, Spencer Christian of KGO/ABC will emcee the Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony. Top Pinot Noir winemakers will showcase their wines with a pinot-friendly selection of light hors d'oeuvres. The winners will be unveiled and final results will be announced by wine lover, Mr. Christian at 8:00 PM.

Then, BrixChick Heidi and I will stagger off to sober up.  We hope to see you there!

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