Get schooled by top wine professionals and celebrated chefs through their exciting presentations on what’s hot in the wine industry and culinary world. There is something for everyone from novice foodie to expert oenophile. You are sure to walk away with a wealth of new information and fresh ways of looking at wine and food.

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Natural Wines Roundtable

March 20, 2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am

The term natural wine is somewhat ambiguous and there are disagreements between fans of the wines as to what exactly constitutes a natural wine. One…

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Purely Pinot: An Interactive Tasting Exploration

Jackson Family Wines

March 20, 2020 at 11:15am - 12:15pm

Ever wonder how your individual assessment of wine stacks up against a group impression? Join Gilian Handelman- the Vice President of Wine Education for Jackson…

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Brave New World: Fruit Driven Wines Presented by Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein

March 20, 2020 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm

The appetite for fruit-driven, lighter-style reds shows no sign of fading. These wines can come in the form of blends or as single varietals: Cinsault,…

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David & Goliath in the Wine World: Fostering “Small” Wineries in a “Large” Winery Landscape

March 20, 2020 at 1:45pm - 2:45pm

Join the proprietors/winemakers of Coursey Graves, Flambeaux & Lando Wines for a tasting of their highly rated Cabernets, Zinfandels, Chardonnays, and Pinot Noirs.  While young…

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Sweet Indulgence: Dessert Wines

March 20, 2020 at 3:15pm - 4:15pm

William Burkhart, Sommelier of the Windsor Court, will delve into a selection of dessert wines that pair perfectly with a selection of cheeses and an…

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NOWFE Book Club: Wine Country Women of Sonoma County

March 21, 2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am

Join Wine Country Women founder, Michelle Mandro as she leads a panel discussion with three women featured in her brand new book, Wine Country Women…

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The Thrill of the Hunt: Sourcing Premium Coffee

March 21, 2020 at 10:00am - 11:30am

Sourcing beans for coffee is an amazing, complex process—the robust flavor and aroma that are brought to light in the finished product depend on the…

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Stick a Cork in It: How Cork Affects Wine

Silver Oak Cellars

March 21, 2020 at 11:15am - 12:15pm

Silver Oak Cellars; one of the greenest wineries in California, will lead a discussion and tasting on the significance and effects of cork on wine.…

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Oyster Lab & Lunch with Cloudy Bay

March 21, 2020 at 12:00pm - 1:45pm

Join Chef Jim Richard, chef and owner of Trenasse and Jonathan Emerson, Director of Food and Beverage at the Intercontinental New Orleans, as they lead…

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