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Drink Local: Wine & Cheese 101 With Channing Daughters @ Murray's Cheese

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Murray's Cheese Shop

254 Bleecker Street

New York, NY 10014

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Murray's is thrilled to welcome Christopher Tracy, winemaker for the much-adored Channing Daughters winery in Long Island for a special evening of wine and cheese not to be missed! While it's difficult to imagine not enjoying a sip of wine with a hunk of your favorite cheese, certain combinations will particularly titillate your tongue and make your soul sing. Join us for a whirlwind tour of the wine and cheese world as we sample a sparkling, white, pink, orange, red and dessert wine from the Channing Daughters lineup. Learn which cheese types best match your favorite wines and get insider tips on how to find the right match on your own. A unique and delicious evening with one of our favorite wineries!


James Christopher Tracy was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended schools on both the East and West coasts, and after earning a BA in Performing Arts/Philosophy, he migrated to NYC to pursue graduate theatre training. In 1993, with wife Allison Dubin, he co-founded the Momentary Theatre, a not-for-profit organization that performed in California, New York, Texas, Connecticut and Hungary.

After several years of writing “undercover” restaurant reviews in NYC, on the side, Christopher attended the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan. He graduated first in his class and received a Grand Diplome. While working as a chef Christopher earned his Sommelier Certificate from the Sommelier Society of America as well as the Higher Certificate from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust. He was awarded the Diploma from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) which entitles him to the D.W.S. distinction. He also holds a CWE (Certified Wine Educator) certification from the Society of Wine Educators. Christopher was also a student candidate for the Masters of Wine program for a few years.

Christopher's initial involvement with Channing Daughters Winery was as a Wine Club Member, then as a Team Merlot member. In 2001 Christopher began developing several new products and cuvees for the winery. Through the introduction of both ancient and modern practices—indigenous yeast fermentations, longer extraction periods, small batches, field blends, white wine skin fermentation, astute barrel control, the molti rosati project, our VerVino’s and most importantly, blending—he believes Channing Daughters and the Long Island wine-growing region will keep on growing and producing world-class wines. He is now a partner in the company, as well as the winemaker.

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