Wednesday, Feb 24th, 6-8 pm – What Is Wine Style?
We are thrilled to introduce the first in a new series of talks – and invite you to join us! We have always enjoyed our conversations about this multi-faceted industry with our friends and colleagues, so we thought we’d tackle some of these compelling and recurring questions over wine and cheese in good company.
Our first talk will be co-hosted by two of California’s own wine writers, reporters, reviewers, and thinkers-at-large: Esther Mobley, of the San Francisco Chronicle; and Viriginie Boone of Wine Enthusiast. They’ll present a few ideas of their own, and then they’ll want to hear what you think, too.
Their discussion will be on a topic that weaves in and out of our conversations all the time: when it comes to wine and winemaking, what is style?
When we talk about style in our contemporary wine conversations, the concept takes on much greater – and often politically charged – implications. Wines, producers and vineyards seemed to be defined themselves in such limiting terms. What happens to the larger spectrum? What do we leave out and skip over? Who or what determines a wine’s style? Have our politics become too partisan?
We’ve always thought, “if this warehouse could talk . . . “ well, now it will! We’ll be looking forward to Esther’s and Virignie’s thoughts and to all of yours.
Please RSVP by February 19. We encourage you to share this invitation with your friends in the industry – just let us know so there’s enough cheese to go around!