After 12 years in San Francisco, Affairs of the Vine has partnered with the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa to bring the 13th Annual Pinot Noir Summit to the high country of the Sierra and the spectacular Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno on July 25th.
Join us for The 13th Annual Pinot Noir Summit, the culmination of the Pinot Noir Shootout competition, the largest competition of Pinot Noirs in the wine industry. Over 450 Pinot Noirs have been evaluated by the Affairs of the Vine judging panel. The two day Pinot Noir Summit will celebrate and recognize the top wines and producers from the 13th Pinot Noir Shootout.
On Saturday, July 25th, a full schedule of events and tastings is planned. The Pinot Noir Summit, recognized by Vinography as being “distinctly different” than other tasting events, begins with a series of seminars that will delve into the heart and soul of this unique varietal, followed by a Pinot Pairing Luncheon hosted by winemakers who will circulate as they sample their wines with guests.
The afternoon will be highlighted by the incredibly popular and unique Pinot Noir Challenge Tasting. Attendees blind taste 40 of the top wines selected by the professional judging panel. Male and female votes are tallied separately. The results are announced and winners recognized at the gala Grand Tasting & Awards Ceremony in the evening. Wineries will showcase their award winning Pinot Noirs and other wines they produce. A selection of Pinot-friendly hors d’oeuvre will be served.
Saturday, July 25th
13th Annual Pinot Noir Summit
Full Program Ticket to include 1 Workshop, Blind Tasting, Pinot Pairing Lunch hosted my a multitude of winemakers, and Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony.
Workshops:11:00am to Noon Two workshops to run concurrently.
Flat Bread Pairing Lunch: 12:15pm-1:30pm
A casual lunch featuring flat breads with toppings paired to be paired with “anything Pinot” including Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, or Sparkling which includes Pinot Noir or Pinot Meunier in the cuvee. Winemakers will circulate sharing tastes of their wines.
Wine Lovers Pinot Noir Challenge ~ A Blind Tasting: 1:30pm-4:00pm Emerald Meeting Rooms
Guests will blind taste a selection of the top-rated wines from the 13th Annual Pinot Noir Shootout in the Blind Tasting. Each guest will taste the selected wines and pit their palates against the expert panel
Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Special Atlantis Casino Resort Spa Rates
Pinot Noir Summit attendees may register for a one or two-night stay at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa with a special room rate of $149 per night plus tax and fees. Reservations can be made by calling 800.723.6500. Reference the 13th Pinot Noir Summit to access the special room rate or make your reservations online using the group code SPINOT
Affairs of the Vine, an incredibly innovative company, creates and produces unique educational and interactive experiential events for wine lovers including Wine Boot Camp® and The Pinot Noir Summit.
Affairs of the Vine has been channeling its energy, knowledge, and resources to designing and conducting outstanding team building wine experiences and theme focused wine events to address the goals of corporate clients for over 16 years.
Recognized as the industry’s top wine education company, Affairs of the Vine originated out of love and passion for wine. Conducting its first public Wine Boot Camp in the fall of 1999, the phones at Affairs of the Vine began to ring with requests from colleges and culinary institutes across the country for interactive workshops and seminars. Expanding to corporate events was a natural progression for the knowledgeable staff of experienced educators.
These unique educational events are designed to be fun, entertaining and highly informative. Affairs of the Vine conducts a broad range of corporate wine events, extensive wine industry training and team building workshops. In the year 2014, Affairs of the Vine passionately poured wine for and shared information with over 150,000 people. The Affairs of the Vine website attracts over 1,200,000 visitors per year.
Affairs of the Vine events always exceed expectations.
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