Thursday - August 22nd, 2013
Day Session - 11am to 1pm
A Sensory Exploration
Presented by Dwayne Bershaw
Dwayne Bershaw, Associate Director of the Southern Oregon Wine Institute at Umpqua Community College, will lead the class on how to evaluate & identify wines. He will teach us helpful systems & tools to both identify varietals & flaws in addition to pairing wines with food. Palates attending should be prepared to explore two flights of four to five wines.
Evening Session - 630pm to 8pm
This year, the Southern Oregon World of Wine Festival is fortunate to be hosting a very special Riedel Wine Glass Seminar. This seminar will focus on tasting local, medal-winning wines from 4 different Riedel Vinum glasses and discussing the effect of the glasses on the flavor profile. And here’s the kicker... you get to keep the glasses! These Vinum glasses are made with 24% leaded crystal and have a retail value of over $100!
This is an incredible opportunity for anyone interested in wine and isn’t to be missed. If you enjoy wine, but you’re not sure the wine glass makes a difference, this class is for you! Riedel (pronounced REE-dəl), is arguably the most famous and prestigious wine glass manufacturer in the world. Riedel, based in Kufstein, Austria, was established in 1756 and has been owned by the same family for more than 250 years! They originated the concept of having glasses with characteristics designed to enhance different types of wines. Riedel wine glasses are favored by wine professionals around the world for their unique ability to convey a wine’s true characteristics. None other than Robert Parker Jr., the world’s foremost wine critic, stated "The finest glasses for both technical and hedonistic purposes are those made by Riedel. The effect of these glasses on fine wine is profound. I cannot
emphasize enough what a difference they make."
As an added benefit to our Serra Vineyards & Marketplace fans we are offering you, the ability to purchase tickets to this seminar at a discounted price of $50 (versus the regular $75 price on our website). You need only go to the festival website www.worldofwinefestival.com to purchase tickets. Please enter the promo code “WINEGLASS” to receive the special $50 price. $100 worth of high end wine glasses plus tastes of local medal-winning wines all for only $50!
Friday - August 23rd, 2013
Day Session - 4pm to 530pm
"Unraveling the Mystique of Terroir: Wine’s Sense of Place"
Presented by Dr. Greg Jones
Summary: The term 'terroir' is a French notion that encompasses the climate, landscape, soil, and people that contribute to the growing of great grapes and the making of fine wine. Unlike most other beverages, wine has a special quality of invoking positive images of a specific place - it is the expression of the distinctiveness and
individuality of a particular site … it's sense of place. While many of the effects of terroir on wine production are reasonably well known, other aspects and their interrelationships are more mystical. This talk will provide insights into what science knows about terroir and its role on wine typicity and wine styles and provide examples of different terroirs around the world, including Southern Oregon.
Evening Session - 6pm to 8pm
Southern Oregon vs. The Old World
Presented by Dr. Peter Adesman
Physician by day and wine educator by night, Dr. Adesman has long been revered by Southern Oregon wine nuts for his palate. In addition to commanding a cult "cork dork" following Dr. Adesman tends to be extraordinarily generous with his extremely deep cellar. As such we have coerced him into leading a side by side tasting of some of the best wines produced in the Old World next to some of the brightest stars produced in Southern Oregon. Which wines will your palate prefer? You'll have to join us to find out....seats are limited for this class and it is sure to sell out early, so get your tickets today!
Tickets for most classes cost $30 per person and seats are limited to ensure an intimate learning environment. The goal of the committee is to continue to expand & improve the quality of classes each year and to do so, we need your support & attendance! For more information & to check out all of the events happening at this years festival, please visit www.worldofwinefestival.com