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Pick of the Pinots

December 7, 2022 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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Crafted in New York, but inspired from everywhere, New York is a unique community of passionate producers who approach winemaking with a multitude of personalities and backgrounds—they’re not alike, and they like it that way. Wine has been made in New York since the 17th century and its unique history of hybrid cultivars paired with an increasing amount of planted Vitis Vinifera has positioned the region as one of the most diverse and resilient. In New York wines you’ll find subtlety, depth, and nuance; it’s no surprise that they’ve found a place on the global stage, alongside other great wine regions of the world.

This three-part series, led by wine writer and educator Kelli A. White, takes a look at New York wines side by side with other great wine regions of the world, exploring the common threads as well as the varied approaches to viticulture and winemaking.

Ep. 2 – Pick of the Pinots

The second episode of the New York State of Wine series is throwing Pinot Noir into the ring to see how the wines from Finger Lakes and Long Island in New York state stand up to the most famous Pinot-producing regions of the world. With its thin skins and uneven ripening, Pinot Noir has long been considered one of the most difficult, yet rewarding, grapes to grow, and for New York producers it is a labor of love. Tune in and see how these wines compare to examples in Burgundy (France), Awatere Valley (New Zealand), and Walker Bay (South Africa).

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Kelli A. White
Kelli A. White is the Director of Education for the Wine Center at Meadowood in Napa Valley. Prior to that, she worked as a sommelier, first at New York City’s Veritas and then at PRESS in St. Helena. Between 2017 and 2019 she worked as Senior Staff Writer at the educational nonprofit GuildSomm, where her writing won her two Roederer Awards. Her writing has also appeared in World of Fine Wine, Robb Report, and Vinous, among others. On the book front, she contributed to the most recent additions of the World Atlas of Wine and the Oxford Companion to Wine, as well as the Academie du Vin Press works On California and On Champagne. Wine Enthusiast named her a top 40 Under 40 wine influencer in 2018.


Get that Cheddar!

cabot cheese logoTo enhance your upcoming experience, we are pleased to continue our partnership with Cabot Cheese. Cabot is a co-operative including more than 500 New York farm families that have been committed to making exceptional (and sustainable) cheese since 1919. This partnership will continue to showcase the best of New York’s products and producers.

In addition to the wine packs for trade & media, Cabot will be shipping cheese samples, along with information about their history, how to enjoy and store their cheeses. Note: Cheese is meant to enhance your experience, but is not selected to pair with the specific wines and will not be discussed during the seminar.


December 7, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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