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Introduction to Cabernet Franc

May 9, 2023 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Building on the success of the newly updated New York Wine Reference Guide, NYWGF is pleased to bring comprehensive, expertly delivered New York wine education to your team each week from April 25th through June 20th, 2023. We welcome you to join wine writer and educator Dan Belmont as he leads this nine (9) part series – completely free for NYWGF Winery and Grower Members.

From our first 90-minute ‘deep dive’ into the wines of New York, to the subsequent 60- minute sessions on our major varietals and wine regions, this educational opportunity will be unlike any other and extremely valuable to winery and vineyard leaders, tasting room and marketing staff, as well as to trade, media, and consumers who are champions of New York wine. Tasting components are part of each session – with recommended wines for each session to be announced in advance of the seminar date.

Cabernet Franc is the parent of both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot but, somehow, this grape is often forgotten or not given time to shine (parents out there can totally understand…), fortunately that is changing. Cabernet Franc is now being grown and vinified in most of New York’s major AVAs. Suited to a cool climate this grape can produce fine red wines that are light to medium bodied with vibrant acidity and firm tannins. The quality level achieved across our state’s different regions statewide has certainly established the grape as a flagship red variety. As with our other sessions, the objective of today’s seminar will be to highlight the varying styles, approaches, terroir, and flavors that make New York Cabernet Franc so special. Join us to learn more!

Lamoreaux Landing T23 Unoaked Cabernet Franc 2021 (Finger Lakes – Unoaked)
Fjord Estate Cab Franc 2020 (Hudson Valley – Oaked)
Paumanok Cabernet Franc 2019 (Long Island)
Kelby James Russell Cab Franc Rosé 2021 (Rosé)

Please Note: Suggested wines for tastings must be purchased separately and are not included with registration.

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Dan BelmontDan is a London-based certified American Wine Expert and holds a Level-3 certification in Wines & Spirits from the WSET. He led the education departments of NYC’s famed Murray’s Cheese, the largest artisan cheese retailer in the US, and Bedales of Borough, a trio of wine bars based in London’s historic markets. Dan is the Wine Ambassador for Liebherr UK and proudly supports the New York Wine & Grape Foundation along with a variety of international trade associations and producers as a presenter, educator & judge. In 2022 he authored the latest edition of the New York State Wine Reference Guide. Dan operates in constant awe of the good people who dedicate themselves to the odyssey that is producing good wine. It is in that spirit that he created Good Wine Good People – a unique e-commerce wine retail platform serving the UK market.


May 9, 2023
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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