Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival Wine Seminars
July 14th and 15th, 2012 - Time Varies, see below - $20 per person, per seminar
Saturday, July 14 // 12pm
Topic: 75 BELOW IN JULY
Frank C. Seidl, Advanced Sommelier, CMS
General Sales Manager, Trinity Fine Wines
An enjoyable and informative foray into the wide world of "Meritage" wines. What is a Meritage wine? How did they get this strange name? Where do they come from? Why are they expensive? What do they taste like? How are they related to the great wines of Bordeaux? All will be revealed - and tasted - during this entertaining session.
Saturday, July 14 // 3pm
Topic: COME OUT OF THE DARK AND SEE YOUR WAY TO OUR BLIND TASTING SEMINAR
Scott Thomas, Wine Specialist
Republic National Dist Company
Join us in learning more about the fine art of blind tasting wine. This interactive seminar will explore key components of common varietals and learn how to deduce the difference between old world and new world wines taking in account the varietal characteristics. Hosts will guide you through the steps and philosophy behind blind tasting and allow the opportunity to practice for yourself. This is a great seminar to increase your wine knowledge and improve your sensory skills.
Sunday, July 15 // 11am
Topic: BUBBLES EVERYDAY ON ANY BUDGET
Diane Kressley, General Sales Manager - Grand Vin
Bubbles shall no longer be limited to just those special celebrations, holidays, or weekend brunches...You can find the perfect bottle of "bubbly" to suit every occasion and every budget, big and small! Once considered to be reserved solely for the rich and royal, we will uncover the mystery of Champagne and Sparkling Wines to tempt and tantalize even the most amateur of taste buds.
Discover how wine making techniques, grape varietals, and the region where the grapes are grown affects the price of every special bottle. Whether your bubbles preference is sweet or dry, foreign or domestic, you will learn how to find some of the best values on the market, as well as learn what to look for when splurging for that special occasion.
Sunday, July 15 // 2pm
Topic: JELLY BELLY WINE BAR EXPERIENCE:
Ashley Rowe, Luxury Wine Specialist, Constellation Wines, U.S.
Belly up to the wine bar with Jelly Belly jelly beans.
Demystify your palette with the tasty sensations of six different wines paired with dozens of jelly beans. Looking for what flavors you find in Zinfandel? How about a couple of raspberry jellybeans, a black cherry, and mocha? Perhaps you're looking for the flavors that best compliment a Chardonnay? Maybe add a pear, a pineapple, some green apple and a popcorn jelly bean. Come and join us and explore flavor sensations unlike any before at the Jelly bean wine bar!