with Wanda Mann
Rosé’s approachability and versatility when it comes to food pairings is second to none when carefully crafted … and not all are created equal. “A rose is a rose is a rose” does not apply here in New York, where winemakers work with an array of grape varieties – including Sangiovese, Merlot, Lemberger, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc – and apply very different winemaker practices to create a wonderfully diverse range of styles of pink wine. Host Wanda Mann will explore the varied attitudes and processes that winemakers have adopted to craft quality wines in a style that has quickly moved from trend to serious wine category in its own right.
Moderator: Wanda Mann, Wine with Wanda
May 19, 2021
About the Moderator:
Wanda Mann is the founder & editor-in-chief of Wine With Wanda, the wine lifestyle blog formerly known as The Black Dress Traveler. Wanda joined the team of the prestigious wine industry publication, The SOMM Journal, as a Contributing Editor in the summer of 2020. Always on a quest to learn more about wine, in 2015 Wanda earned the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) credential from the Society of Wine Educators and has traveled with her ever-growing collection of little black dresses (and many other colors) to numerous wine regions, including Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, and Argentina. In 2017, Wanda served as a judge at the Napoli Wine Challenge at the Vitigno Italia wine festival in Naples. Also, in 2017, Wanda was inducted as a Cavaliere into the il Sovrano e Nobilissimo Ordine dell’Amarone e del Recioto.
A native New Yorker and Manhattan resident, Wanda enjoys exploring the world of wine in her hometown by attending numerous tastings and classes. As a student, Wanda spent her junior year of high school in Barcelona, Spain with the School Year Abroad program. Her junior year of college was spent in Toledo, Spain studying at the Fundación Ortega y Gassett. She still dreams of living in España for at least 3 months each year. Wanda is a proud graduate of Phillips Academy (Massachusetts) and Pomona College (California) and her taste in wine has improved dramatically since her college days!