Having just won the coveted New World Merchant of the Year at the 2014 Sommelier Wine Awards, Enotria are proud to announce the details of their New World, Ancient Soils programme of events.
The Southern Hemisphere is referred to as the ‘New World’ and we would like to challenge that! In fact, the geological makeup of many of its winemaking regions – with their unique soils, ridges, rocks and minerals – is many millions of years old.
We have gathered together a diverse group of winemakers who will be presenting their wines at two very different sessions in each location.
One is a formal Panel Seminar aimed at those keen to learn the secrets of viticulture and winemaking - the other, an informal ‘Supper Social’ where guests can mingle with the winemakers while sampling a wide range of food and wine matches.
This is a great opportunity to benefit from the experience of the old ‘New World’ as our featured wineries have over 580 years of winemaking between them!
This is a formal, sit-down tutored tasting in a classroom style, with eight inspirational winemakers and a panel chair who will direct the discussion. The winemakers will present two wines each, and explain how the geology of their respective regions manifests itself in the glass: the similarities and differences, the theories and the practices, the terroir and the character. They will share their viticultural secrets, knowledge and experience in this truly unique session.
“We wanted to introduce our customers to the brains behind the wines - these are the people who make the wine (and in many instances are the estate owners). These sessions are aimed at sommeliers and customers who have an interest in the more technical, ‘geekier’ side of wine and who are interested in the geological makeup of New World winemaking regions”, says Valerie Lewis, Head of Marketing.
At the ‘Supper Social’ guests will discover a line-up of wines from our eight inspirational winemakers. We will be sharing the wines we love, matched with delicious canapés, in an informal setting that we think shows them at their very best. The winemakers will be on hand to help guests discover how the New World’s ancient soils determine the unique flavours in the glass.
“These are more relaxed, informal sessions, allowing customers to engage with producers on a more one-to-one basis and taste a great line-up of wines – without the technical details of a classroom setting. Guests will be able to move around the food stations, selecting whichever food and wine they want, and the producers will mingle and talk to guests throughout the evening”, says Valerie Lewis, Head of Marketing.
Naturally the places are limited, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 9 June quoting ‘Masterclass’ or ‘Supper Social’ to secure yourself a spot.
Bogle - Dana Stemmler, Associate Winemaker Carrick - Steve Green, Assistant Winemaker & Owner Falernia - Giorgio Flessati, Winemaker Howard Park - Jeff & Amy Burch, Owners Humberto Canale - Guillermo Barzi, President & Consultant Winemaker Morgenster - Henry Kotze, Winemaker (pictured above) Martin Meinert - Martin Meinert, Owner & Winemaker Omero Cellars - David Moore, Vineyard Manager
Venues and Programme
Monday 23rd June – London 2.30pm – 4.30pm Panel Seminar 5.30pm – 8.30pm Supper Social 5th View at Waterstone’s, 203-206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD
Tuesday 24th June – Bath 2.30pm – 4.30pm Panel Seminar 5.30pm – 8.30pm Supper Social The Royal Crescent Hotel, 16 Royal Crescent, Bath BA1 2LS
Wednesday 25th June – York 2.30pm – 4.30pm Panel Seminar 5.30pm – 8.30pm Supper Social Lady Anne Middleton’s Hotel, Skeldergate, York YO1 6DS
Thursday 26th June – Edinburgh 2.30pm – 4.30pm Panel Seminar 5.30pm – 8.30pm Supper Social Clouds & Soil, 4 Picardy Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3JT