For those of you who are interested, here is a list of Miami International Wine Fair’s Featured Seminars at the Miami Beach Convention Center…
• GREAT ESTATES OF SPAIN: GRANDES PAGOS DE ESPAÑA
Saturday, September 26 at 11:45 a.m. ($40)
Comprised of 20 wineries from 17 provinces, Grandes Pagos de España was founded on the principle of promoting terroir1 and the pursuit of excellence through the relationship of wine and its place of origin. Join Carlos Falcó, Marqués de Griñón and president of Grandes Pagos de España, in this tasting of the country’s most highly acclaimed wines including the Aalto 2006 (94 Points, Robert Parker); Finca Valpiedra 2005 (93 Points, Wine Spectator) and Pagos de Familia Marqués de Griñón Syrah 2004 (93 Points, Wine Enthusiast), to name a few.
• YOU BE THE JUDGE: AN INTRODUCTION TO EVALUATING WINE
Saturday, September 26 at 3:30 p.m. (Free for fair ticket holders)
What makes a wine “fine?” Certified Wine Judge, Michael Schaefer, will guide enthusiasts through the winemaking process, introducing and elaborating upon the factors that play a role in making a wine smell and taste the way it does.
• CASTILLA-LA MANCHA WINES: FROM VALUE TO COLLECTOR-WORTHY WINES
Saturday, September 26 at 4:45 p.m. ($20)
Castilla-La Mancha is one of the greatest wine growing regions in Spain and the largest single wine producing region in the world. Industry authority Robert Parker recently stated that Spain would be the next star in the universe of wines and Castilla-La Mancha has risen to those expectations. From value-priced to collector wines, tastings will include: Vinos de Alborea, Bodega La Remediadora, Vinícola de Castilla, Bodegas San Dionisio, Bodegas Pedroheras, Vinos Coloman, Vinícola de Tomelloso, Bodegas La Defensa, Vinícola de Villarrobledo and Union Campesina Iniestense.
• ORGANIC WINES: THE WAY NATURE INTENDED
Sunday, September 27 at 11:45 a.m. ($20)
Join AMG Organic Imports owners, Marco and Alejandra Ferreira and Romero & Miller’s Eric Miller as they showcase their outstanding portfolio of organically produced wines from Chile, Argentina and Spain.
• TASTE THE WARMTH: AN EXPLORATION OF THE WINES OF SOUTHERN FRANCE sponsored by the French Ministry of Agriculture in cooperation with SOPEXA USA.
Sunday, September 27 at 2:45 p.m. ($20)
Discover wines from France’s sun-kissed Southern regions of the Rhône Valley, Provence and the Languedoc-Roussillon; and experience the richness of terroir as expressed in the “warm weather” grape varieties of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan, among others.
• SUSHI & SAKE: THE WORLD’S MOST REFRESHING PAIRING
Sunday, September 27 at 4:45 p.m. ($20)
SUSHISAMBA dromo’s sake sommelier Midori Roth will present a tutorial on the history of sake, its production process and provide tips on different pairings while guests sample various grades of sake. SUSHISAMBA dromo signature bites will be paired
Trade: Sat & Sun (11AM – 4PM) FREE*
General Public: Sat & Sun (4PM – 7PM)
Regular Price: $75 / per person per day
Discount offered: 15% (Code: LWE)