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TERROIRS+TRAVELS in ARGENTINA - with travel author Michael Higgins
Sat, March 25, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:15 PM PDT
Let us take you on a trip to Argentina's amazing wine country. You will discover and taste wines from the famous producing regions but also undiscovered corners. Let's talk terroir and think outside the glass! As we taste though a line-up of about 8 wines, we will analyze together in what ways soil types and climates are impacting on the robe, nose, palate & texture/mouth feel! Traditional (noble) grapes will be discussed (and tasted) but also other more eclectic & unknown but fun & delicious varietals!
In the second part, we will help you pick the best itineraries based on your knowledge on Argentinean wines and what you wish to visit. We will explain how to plan (weeks in advance before your trip) tastings at boutique domaines and how to interact with the winemakers, etc. You will leave this event with great handouts and lists of recommendations!
Whether you're a neophyte or a wine connoisseur, join us for a great interactive seminar, where you will also train and indulge your senses! Come with your questions & get the shortcuts to navigate the Argentinean wine country with confidence, from your glass to the vineyards! Artisan cheeses by Gourmet Imports will be served to pair with the wines. No selling directly to the public, they import directly and distribute to top-notch hotels, restaurants and gourmet stores in Los Angeles. Single origin grand cru Valrhona chocolates from South America (Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru) will be also provided and pair amazingly with the reds!
The wines we select are made sustainably at the very minimum. We focus on "green" wines and as much as possible we include (certified or not) organic and biodynamic wines. If they are good for mother nature, they are good for you.
Classes are always limited in size (24 GUESTS MAX) for a great interactive, learning and fun atmosphere! They always sell out, register today to avoid disappointment!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
During the class, author photographer Michael Higgins will present his just released wine travel book Exploring Wine Regions: Argentina. You will be able to purchase the book in advance via eventbrite or on site!
I am a lucky guy… twenty years as the Publisher of Flying Adventures magazine (a lifestyle travel magazine for people who own and travel on private airplanes, and of whom are food & wine connoisseurs), which has lead me to the most amazing wine experiences.
I have been fortunate to taste some of the best wines ever produced, enjoyed dinners and detailed discussions with very famous winemakers and vintners, in their homes, wineries, special wine events, auctions, and I have made wine with them, made my own wine, and have participated in blind tastings, food & wine pairings with celebrity chefs… and I have worked in the vineyards, pruned the vines, picked grapes (eating as I go of course), all this to the point that I know so much about wine that I know I know very little.
So what do I really know? I know I love wine, and I love travel! And I know enough to know where to look, and what to look for, what questions to ask, how to understand complex answers, and I have developed a palate to experience wine, and food, in an extraordinary way.
I am traveling the world Exploring Wine Regions, finding interesting and unusual wine experiences, an insiders concierge to share special and hard to find gems and travel experiences with you." Read more about Michael Higgins
ABOUT THE BOOK
“A lovely book. The way you laid it out and many of the photos are top notch."
– Karen MacNeil (Best Selling Author – The Wine Bible, Chairman of the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies, Culinary Institute of America)
“It is a wonderful work promoting the great wines and wine culture of Argentina.”
– Paul Hobbs (Winemaker/Consultant. Forbes Magazine calls him “The Steve Jobs of Wine” and twice named “Wine Personality of The Year” by Robert Parker. Hobbs is credited with bringing the Argentina wine region into global attention.)
Exploring Wine Regions: A Culinary, Agricultural and Interesting Journey Through Argentina (foreword by Paul Hobbs) is the first book in a planned series that combines an inspiring wine education, elaborate travel guide, spectacular photography, and adventures into the depths of travel, food, and wine connoisseurship in a beautiful, coffee table format.
Drawing upon personal travels and interviews, author and photographer Michael C. Higgins delves deep into the lives and stories of Argentina's most extraordinary winemakers, chefs, sommeliers, agronomists, oenologists, and outdoor adventurers.
Step-by-step, Higgins helps readers plan their own vacations to Argentina's wine regions based on the country's most interesting and unusual wineries, restaurants, and resorts. Detailed maps, lavish color photography, and local commentary round out this exquisite collection of Argentina's hidden gems in food, wine, and travel.
A true insider's guide to Argentina for anyone traveling there to experience the Argentinian culinary culture, as well as an extensive resource for wine novices who want to know where to look, what to look for, what questions to ask, how to understand complex answers, and how to develop a palate to appreciate the finest food and wine the world has to offer. Read more about Exploring Wine Regions: Argentina
ABOUT WINE EDUCATOR Jean-Baptiste Dhalluin
"Having a huge passion for Wines and Spirits, I have been working in this industry for about 17 years, both in Europe and in the U.S. In 2000, I worked for ChateauOnline.com in Paris. I was there a wine consultant for premium clients, in Europe and overseas, helping them to build up a wine collection.
In 2001, I worked in marketing for Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH). As a product manager for Hennessy Cognac, I contributed to the launch of Fine de Cognac on the European market. End of 2001, and for two years, I was hired out by the Champagnes Piper and Charles Heidsieck (Remy-Cointreau Group) in Reims, France. I was working as a Brand Manager for Charles Heidsieck and launched new products both for the European & U.S. markets.
Since October 2004, I have been hosting hundreds of educational wine events in Los Angeles and Paris. I was also representing a boutique wine distributor targeting high-end hotels & restaurants, wine bars, wine & gourmet stores in all South California. The World of Wine is a great way to meet GREAT people and YOU are now part of it... CHEERS!!" Jean-Baptiste
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Getting there: don't worry about taking your car... and take Lyft to the hotel! Your ticket includes a $25 credit for new users with code LAWINE. Lyft is a mobile app that lets you request a ride from a fully-vetted, hand-selected community of drivers at the push of a button. For this soiree attendees, Lyft has kindly offered $25 of free credit (first users only). Just download the Lyft app and enter LAWINE under settings to take a free trip on us.
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Must be 21 and Over to Attend. Please Enjoy Responsibly.
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