Monday, February 28, 2011

Alto Adige Tastings

Vineyards at Cantina Terlano (Photo ©Tom Hyland)

Next week, members of the wine trade in three American cities will have the opportunity to taste new releases from 20 producers from Alto Adige at special tastings. This lovely region in northeastern Italy is a spectacularly beautiful wine zone that excels at vibrant whites such as Gewurztraminer, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio as well as lovely reds with styles as diverse as sleek Pinot Nero to riper, more full-bodied Lagrein as well as Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Here are the details on the tastings:

Chicago - Monday, March 7
River East Art Center (435 E. Illinois Street)
Walk around tasting - 12:30-5:00

Boston - Wednesday, March 9
Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Tower (800 Boylston Street, 50th floor)
Walk around tasting - 12:30 - 4:00

New York City - Thursday, March 10
Metropolitan Pavilion (125 W. 18th Street, Metropolitan Suite)

Please note that these tastings are for members of the wine trade only; the public will not be allowed.

At each event, there will be a sit-down seminar featuring a number of white wines with appropriate speakers discussing each wine. The seminar begins 90 minutes before the main tasting and will last for one hour. You need to RSVP for the seminar as well.

Producers pouring at these tastings include:
Abbazia di Novacella
Cantina Terlano
Franz Haas
Alois Lageder
Elena Walch
Peter Zemmer

I hope to see you at the Chicago tasting on March 7!

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