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NL Seminar: The Maturity of the Canadian Wine Industry
Sat, 6 May 2017, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM MDT
Signature grape varieties vs Diversity / Sustainable vs Conventional Farming – Can you taste the difference? Does it matter?
The Canadian wine industry has undergone a tremendous quality evolution over the past quarter century. From random plantings to identifying and understanding the diversity of soil conditions and microclimates to ensuring specific grape varieties are grown in appropriate vineyard sites to reflecting the vineyard in the bottle. Should we be focussed on certain grapes varieties or celebrate the diversity that is possible and risk being a jack of all trades, but master of none? And does organic, biodynamic and sustainable farming raise the quality level of our wines beyond conventional farming or is it simply a marketing ploy? Explore the philosophies and taste the wines with many of the wine professionals responsible for the innovation, quality evolution and direction of the Canadian wine industry and perspectives from beyond our borders.
Panelists: Christine Coletta (OCP), Paul Pender (Tawse), Charles Baker (Charles Baker Wines), Darryl Brooker (Mission Hill), Jean-Benoit Deslauriers (Benjamin Bridge), Paul Speck (Henry of Pelham), Ezra Cipes (Summerhill), Ian D’Agata (Vinous), Stephen Brook (Decanter), Will Predhomme (Predhomme Inc)
Moderator: Rhys Pender MW (Rhys Pender is a Master of Wine who combines his time writing, judging, teaching, consulting and dirtying his boots at his 4 acre vineyard and winery - Little Farm Winery - in the Similkameen Valley of BC, Canada. He runs a wine school, Wine Plus+, and judges wine competitions nationally and internationally)
Each producer will Illustrate their point through their wine
*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.
A limited number of seats are reserved at no additional cost for members of the trade who have registered for the trade tasting via this link and purchased a trade ticket. Members of the trade who have purchased a trade ticket will receive the schedule of seminars and may register to attend any seminar, subject to availability.