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NL Seminar: Aged Riesling: Why it’s so F’in’ Good!
Sat, 6 May 2017, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM MDT
Riesling might be the world’s most misunderstood grape variety. It’s received a bad rap due to the all too pervasive lacklustre, sweet apple juice-style wines that our parents drank in the 1970s. But fortunately, the image of this noblest of varieties is on the mend thanks in part to wines like those produced by these outstanding Canadian producers that highlight Riesling’s vibrancy, diversity, versatility and stunning age-worthiness. The beauty of Riesling lies not just in its fruit and floral aromatics or in its stunning ability to provide wine lovers with the perfect example of balancing sweetness with acidity or its ability to produce complex, bone-dry wines with bracing acidity, but also in its ability to express a sense of place and its ability to age as evidenced by the wines in this tasting. Whether off-dry or bone-dry, delicate or bracing, young or old, we all need to drink more Riesling. And if we needed another reason...they’re killer food wines. Each producer will be presenting 3 vintages of one of their Rieslings to highlight sense of place and age-ability.
Panel: David Paterson (Tantalus), Rhys Pender MW (Little Farm), Charles Baker (Charles Baker Wines), Tom Pennachetti (Cave Spring Cellars)
Moderator: Ian D’Agata - Ian D’Agata has been writing and lecturing about food and wine for more than 25 years. One of the world’s best known wine writers, he is Senior Editor for Vinous.
Cave Spring Cellars 2002, 2007 and 2015, Niagara
Tantalus Old Vines 2005, 2010 and 2014, Okanagan
Little Farm 2012, 2014 and 2015, Similkameen
Charles Baker Picone Vineyard 2006, 2009 and 2013, Vinemount Ridge
*time, wine and panelists subject to change
*all tickets are non-refundable
*must be 18 years or older to purchase
*all seminars will begin promptly at the stated times. Please be on time.
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