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.
IN THIS SESSION:
Riesling is New York’s most widely planted Vitis vinifera grape variety and grown all our state’s major AVAs. Being produced in a range of styles from bone dry to dessert wine, Riesling has certainly established itself as the flagship variety of the Finger Lakes region and received national and international acclaim from all corners of the trade. The potential of this grape is infinite, and this session will highlight the varying styles, approaches, terroir, and flavors that make New York Riesling so special.
Wölffer The Grapes of Roth Dry Riesling 2020 (Long Island – SS Fermentation)
Forge Cellars Classique Riesling 2020 (Finger Lakes – Barrel Fermentation)
Nostrano Estate Semi-Sweet Riesling 2020 (Hudson Valley – Semi-Dry/Sweet)
Weis Riesling Ice Wine 2019 (Finger Lakes – Dessert)
Please Note: Suggested wines for tastings must be purchased separately and are not included with registration.
OUR HOST: DAN BELMONT
Dan 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.