Wine on Wheels 2015
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
Join us on May 2nd for the Wine on Wheels Grand Tasting and Silent Auction featuring over 175 wines served by over 50 of New York City's esteemed sommeliers.
Schedule for Wine on Wheels 2015
A Tour of Sonoma Pinot Noir with Morgan Harris Sommelier of Aureole -
Wine and Spirits Best New Sommelier
The Guild of Sommeliers and Morgan Harris will give you a detailed breakdown on the benchmark producers and explain what makes Sonoma so special and why it produces some of the finest Pinot Noir in the world. The Sonoma Seminar is a rare opportunity to taste some of the best Pinot Noir producers in all of California from older vintages. Morgan Harris currently works at the Michelin-starred Aureole restaurant and holds his advanced certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers. He has competed at the national level in several sommelier competitions and was named one of 2012s Best New Sommeliers by Wine and Spirits magazine.
11am - 12pm
Unique opportunity to get in early at 12PM to meet with all the sommeliers in an intimate setting and sample limited reserve wines being poured during this hour. Includes admission to Grand Tasting.
12pm - 1pm
Wine on Wheels Grand Tasting
Admission In Advance $95 / At Event $125
1pm - 4pm
Grand Tasting featuring a selection of OVER 175 WINES being poured
by a prominent panel of OVER 50 SOMMELIERS. Tasty bites and hors d’oeurves will be provided by Taquitoria and City Winery, as well as a coffee sampling by Nespresso and Tumbador hand crafted chocolates. Plus, new for this year Wine on Wheels is proud to announce we will have 4 Fast Track Seminars of 20 minutes each and covering exciting wine regions and major wine topics with the top professionals. No other major consumer wine tasting offers such an experience with the most respected talent in the Wine World. These seminars will be:
"What's Happening in the Languedoc-Rousillon" with Jamal Rayyis of Sud de France
1:45PM - 2:05PM
The Languedoc-Roussillon is the largest wine producing region in the world, with a growing reputation for exceptional quality wines. Jamal Rayyis is the US correspondent/critic of the French wine publication Gilbert Gaillard and is writing a book on the politics of gastronomy. His blog www.PalateSavvy.com covers the world of wine and gastronomy from social and political perspectives.
A Taste of White Bordeaux with Andrew Rastelllo Sommelier of Eleven Madison Park
2:15PM - 2:35PM
Allow Andrew Rastello formerly of Gramercy Tavern and now the Sommelier at Eleven Madison Park to introduce you to the other side of Bordeaux. Bordeaux offers much more than red and sweet wines. Some of the most delicious and underrated dry white wines currently being produced in the wine world come from Bordeaux. Andrew will introduce you to steely and crisp styles to full and oaked Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc Blends.
How to Taste like a Sommelier Blind Tasting Session!
2:45PM - 3:05PM
Josh Nadel Wine Director of The Dutch and Jack Mason Wine Director of Marta's Restaurant will give you tips on how to taste and order the right wine for yourself next time you buy a bottle. All four wines poured will be individually wrapped so that Josh and Jack will not know what the wines are. They will give you some of their secret techniques on how to Blind Taste and you will be there every step of the way! Not to be missed!
How Cognac and Armagnac Ages with PM Spirits
3:10PM - 3:30PM
Sean Kerby is the Spiritual Leader of PM Spirits, a Boutique Import company specializing in small production spirits. He will do a comparative tasting of both a young Cognac and Armagnac and compare it to an older Cognac and Armagnac and explain the aging process that makes these two spirits so special.
Proceeds from Wine on Wheels benefit Wheeling Forward, a nonprofit that helps people with disabilities live life to the fullest. If you are unable to attend the event, but still would like to show your support please click here to donate
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