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DC--Global Perspective on Pinot Noir with Wine Educator, Mark Luna
Thu, July 27, 2017, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Today Pinot Noir is grown all over the world. In France, its greatest concentration is in Champagne, then Burgundy, Alsace, and the Loire. It's also grown in other European countries, most notably Germany, Switzerland and Northern Italy. By the 19th century pinot noir found its way to America, Chile, Australia, and New Zealand, but in many of these places Pinot's finicky nature and low rigor was at odds with the priorities of the winemakers at the time. Eventually each grew into itself and established unique expressions of the enigmatic variety. What’s interesting is the sheer range of Pinot Noir available right now, and the stunning number of places in which this most finicky grape variety is being successfully grown and vinified. As consumer demand for Pinot Noir continues to expand, it is being planted and bottled in an increasingly diverse and exciting range of locales. Learn more about the different expressions of Pinot Noir from around the world during this wine class! *seated, educational format
What to Expect:
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 6 to 8 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.