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DC--Gaja Wine Tasting with Heather Shapiro, Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager

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Cork & Fork DC

1522 14th St NW

Washington, DC 20005

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GAJA likes to market their wines as approachable luxury wines that suit to all consumers. The GAJA family produces wines at all different price points to appeal to all audiences. Even for the Single Vineyard and Barbaresco/wines of Piedmont, they do not put wines on allocation to allow for these them to be sold across all tiers in markets. Some wines are limited quantities, so the Single Vineyards are allocated to each state.

Roughly 150 years ago in the Piemonte region of Italy, Giovanni Gaja was making wines for a tavern in Barbaresco to compliment the food. This would ultimately lead to Giovanni founding his own winery in 1859. These wines would then go on to become some of the very first wines to be bottled and sold outside of the region. Currently, Angelo Gaja is now the owner and president of Gaja Winery. Angelo Gaja started his winemaking career at the ripe old age of 21 and is known for developing new wine making techniques and revolutionizing the winemaking process in Italy. The nickname people have given him is “the undisputed king of Barbaresco.” One of Angelo’s contributions to the wine world is introducing malolactic fermentation to Piemonte. This process is also commonly known as secondary fermentation that converts tart-tasting malic acid in the grape must to a softer lactic acid. To this day, Angelo Gaja and his daughter, Gaia, continue to advance their legacy in the wine world!


Wine Selection

Ca Marcanda Magari Red Blend 2014
Ca Marcanda Promis Toscano 2014
Ca marcanda Vistamare White Blend 2015
Gaja Brunello Di Mont 2011
Gaja Gromis Barolo 2012
Gaja Sito Moresco Red Blend 2013
Gaja Barbaresco 2013
Selections may change closer to the date of event due to inventory restrictions

About the Speaker, Heather Shapiro, and Import Company, Terlato Wine Group:

Heather Lynn Shapiro Over 10 years of experience in the beverage industry. 7 years of experience working for Southern Wine & Spirits in FL as a sales consultant. Current 5 years of experience as a regional sales manager for Terlato Wines International.

For more than 50 years, The Terlato Wine Group (TWG) has dedicated itself to a simple philosophy - "put quality first." Adhering to this principle has helped Terlato Wine Group achieve scope and success unmatched in the wine industry. Owned and operated by the Terlato family, TWG is involved in every aspect of the luxury wine industry and operates a wide range of businesses including vineyard ownership, winery ownership and management, wine import and export, and wine marketing and sales.

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This event is aimed to host a select gathering of like-minded wine and food lovers who are eager to share wine, stories, laughter, and friendship. We welcome you whether you are an entry-level wine drinker or a well-traveled wine connoisseur. The wines we will sample are carefully hand selected by our premier wine buying team. Please, consider joining us in the midst of a busy week to unwind and take a break from the routines of your normal day to sample some amazing wines while listening to an incredibly well-informed speaker about regions and varietals you may not yet have visited or tasted.

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