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6th Annual Pinot Noir Summit
Event Date:
Start Date: Sunday, 3-2-2008

End Date: 03-02-2008

Time: Noon - 7:30 PM

Cost: $135.00

Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA94123
Details: Be seduced by Pinot has never been so irresistible! Consumers, press and trade gather for the remarkable Passionate About Pinot Noir Summit on March 2, 2008 to assess the best of the best, from the 6th Annual Pinot Noir Shootout finals. The Pinot Noir Shootout explores preferences of women versus men, as it pertains to Pinot Noir. ~40 top-rated Pinot Noirs in a blind tasting ~Pinot Noir Workshops with expert winemakers, viticulturists, wine writers, and wine educators. ~Pinot Noir Shootout Ceremony ~Reception: meet and taste with top Pinot Noir winemakers, luscious hors d'oeuvre ~Silent Auction to benefit ALS. Affairs of the Vine is teaming up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to raise awareness and funding for ALS, (Lou Gehrig's Disease). A percentage of ticket sales and proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the ALS Division of MDA. Summit Activities Schedule: Noon - 2:30 PM Pinot Noir Shootout ~ The Final Showdown: Blind tasting of 40 top-rated wines from the 6th Annual Pinot Noir Shootout. 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Pinot Noir Workshops - Guests attend two workshops. *Here Come the Clones ~ Pinot Noir Clones-taste the difference. *Analyzing the Ageability of a Young Pinot Noir *Discover the Excellence of New Zealand Pinot Noir *A Question of Style ~ Winemakers demonstrate their style and unique differences. *Discovering New Stars ~ Tasting of wines from young wineries. *Location, Location, Location ~ An exploration of appellation. *Discover the Velvet ~ A Vertical Tasting of Pinot Noir *How Is Wine Judged? ~ The secrets of professional wine judging revealed. ~5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Pinot Noir Reception, Silent Auction and Awards Ceremony: Final results announced at 7:00 PM. Winners will be unveiled at the reception featuring top Pinot winemakers showcasing their wines with fabulous hors d'oeuvres.
Contact: Barbara Drady
Phone Number: (707)874-1975